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Syllabus utilized is a prescribed generic format which contains information that is not relevant or applicable to students in the course I have been assigned to teach, i.e. it references requirements for another discipline/field of study with regard to attendance and meeting program requirements. Also, it is very challenging in an "accelerated" nursing program to abbreviate content for required reading assignments and limit focus to a single concept instead of what I have been accustomed to doing at other postsecondary institutions which usually included discussing common ailments within a content area such as the accessory organs of the GI tract… >>>

Reinforcing life long learning and need for change to keep up with technology and innovative delivery methods to present content.
Be prepared early. Create a syllabus that is helpful to students because it will describe their entire course,
To be a model, manager and motivator. Lead by example. Be yourself.
Lead by example but most of all be professional. Be sure to provide them the same respect you would expect yourself. Don't babysit, conduct yourself confidently and use real life experiences from the field to refer to content your instructing on.
be creative by using different lecture styles to keep the students engaged.
When starting a new lab course, safety rules and regulations must be discussed and implemented to keep all students safe.
All areas need to be used. Each student is different and results will be according to the knowledge base of each individual student.
The first day is the time to get to know your students and for them to get to know you. The first day students should be informed what is expected of them and the syllabus of the class. At the end of the first day, they should be looking forward to finishing the course of study.
Make sure you follow a check list.

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