Nursing Education & Events

The Four R's of Becoming a Nurse Educator
Saturday, March 16 2019, 8:30 am-1:00 pm, Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Rm 202, Seattle, WA 98103,


The purpose of this workshop is to inspire registered nurses to consider a role as a nurse educator. Participants will learn the roles, responsibilities, requirements, and resources from experienced nurse educators from a variety of backgrounds. Faculty shortages continue to impact nursing education programs and we hope to inspire you to consider this as a career option.

This event is co-sponsored by King County Nurses Association and the Washington Center for Nursing.


8:30-9:00 am               Arrival, coffee

9:00-10:00 am             Roles & Requirements:  How to get started: an overview of the basic education and experience qualifications; National League for Nursing Scope, ACEN/CCNE, WAC requirements; knowledge, skills and attitudes.


Speaker:  Lynn Von Schlieder, MSN, RN, Professor Emeritus, Associate Nursing Faculty, Shoreline Community College. Lynn has over 40 years of nursing experience, including 23 years in nursing education with the last six as the Nursing Program Director.

10:00-10:15 am           Break

10:15-11:00 am           Responsibilities & Challenges: Nurse Educators are responsible for creating an environment in classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings that facilitates student learning and the achievement of desired cognitive, affective, and psychomotor outcomes. This session will provide an overview of the National League for Nursing (NLN) Core Competencies for Nurse Educators. Facilitation of learning and learner-centered paradigms will also be explored.

Speaker: Antwinett O. Lee, EdD, MSN-CNS, RN, Seattle Pacific University School of Health Sciences, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Nursing, Assistant Professor of Nursing. Dr. Lee has practiced as a clinical nurse specialist in continuing care, home health and hospice, as well as in public health, surgical oncology, and general medicine. Her leadership roles have included Assistant Head Nurse, Home Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Home Health Nurse Manager, Nursing Director, and Director of a Clinical Performance Laboratory. Her experience as a former corporate educator for McKesson Health Solutions is yet another example of the broad array of teaching expertise that she brings to her role as an administrator and faculty member at Seattle Pacific University.

11:00 am-12:15 pm    Resources & Panel Discussion: Find out what it’s like to be a nurse educator by meeting nurses working in a variety of settings. Panel members will describe how they began their journey, why they find nursing education to be fulfilling, and the challenges they face.

Panel Members:


Anne Poppe, PhD, MN, RN, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Director of Nursing, Education and Specialty Rehab

Chris Henshaw, EdD, RN-BC, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Professional Development Specialist

Mary Burroughs, MSN, RN, CNE, Acting Associate Dean of Nursing, Nursing Professor, Shoreline Community College

Antwinett O. Lee, EdD, MSN-CNS, RN, Seattle Pacific University School of Health Sciences, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Nursing, Assistant Professor of Nursing.

12:15-1:00 pm            Box Lunches and Networking

Who Should Attend: RN’s interested in finding out more about becoming a nurse educator.

Cost: $15 for KCNA members, $40 all others.

Registration Deadline: March 11, 2019.

All participants will receive a certificate of completion for 3 hours that will meet the continuing competency requirements for license renewal in Washington State.

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