Analysis of ANE Role

Analysis of ANE Role

Requirements:
For this task, you will identify an academic nurse educator and interview him or her about job,
responsibilities, and values in the current role. Select interview questions that explore the academic
nurse educator’s role within the formal academic setting, responsibilities as a teacher, in curriculum
development and change, interprofessional collaboration, and working within the academic community.
Schedule an appropriate time to interview the nurse educator and allow enough time to complete the
interview without interruption. You may choose to utilize a recording device and ask permission to
record the interview so you don’t have to take notes during the interview. You can transcribe the
interview later.
After completion of the interview, you will create a Panopto-recorded video presentation that includes a
description of the nurse educator’s role, summary of interview responses, your perception of the
academic nurse educator role, and a reflective analysis of the interview.
In addition, you will submit a formal narrative paper in APA format that analyzes the role of the
academic nurse educator and summarizes a challenge identified from your interview with the academic
nurse educator. The use of current, peer-reviewed scholarly sources is necessary within the formal
paper.

You will conduct a semi-structured interview that includes follow-up questions with an academic nurse
educator. You are also required to develop 5 follow-up questions for the interview, in addition to the 5
selected core questions. Your questions should explore the academic nurse educator’s role within the
formal academic setting, responsibilities as a teacher, in curriculum development and change,
interprofessional collaboration, and working within the academic community.

A.  Submit an interview guide that includes questions and answers to 5 of the 10 core questions and
5 follow-up questions developed during the interview.
Note: Reference core questions provided in the attachments section. You are expected to ask
follow-up questions to the educator’s responses to clarify and expand upon their answers.

B.  Create a Panopto-recorded video presentation analysis of the academic nurse educator
interview.
Note: Your video presentation should be approximately 20-30 minutes long.
Note: For instructions on how to access and use Panopto, watch either the “Panopto (PC Users)”
video or the “Panopto (MAC Users)” video by clicking on the applicable web link provided below. To
access Panopto's website, navigate to the web link titled: "Panopto Access", and then choose to log
in using the “WGU” option. If prompted, log in using your WGU student portal credentials, and
then it will forward you to Panopto’s website.
To submit your recording, upload it to the Panopto drop box titled “Evolving Roles of Nurse
Educators – MFP2 | C918.” Once the recording has been uploaded and processed in Panopto's

system, retrieve the URL of the recording from Panopto and copy and paste it into the Links option.
Upload the remaining task requirements using the Attachments option.
1.  Describe the academic nurse educator’s role, student population, courses taught, and learning
environment.
2.  Summarize how the following responsibilities relate to the role of an academic nurse
educator:
•  facilitator of learning
•  communicator and collaborator
•  professional development activities
•  change leader
•  educational advocate
3.  Discuss how the interview has informed your perception of the role and responsibilities of an
academic nurse educator.
Note: A formal narrative paper in APA format will be submitted that includes aspects C, D, and E.

C.  Analyze the role of the academic nurse educator by doing the following:
Note: You may refer to sources in the web links section and your interview with an ANE to inform
your analysis.
1.  Describe the roles and responsibilities of an academic nurse educator in ensuring safe, quality
patient care in academic and practice settings.
2.  Discuss how the academic nurse educator functions within the parent institution.
3.  Identify two external stakeholders vital to the role and responsibilities of an ANE
a.  Discuss two strategies to facilitate communication with external stakeholders.
4. Discuss how the ANE facilitates the development of interprofessional collaborative efforts.
D.  Summarize an educational, political, cultural, or economical challenge identified from your
interview.
1.  Analyze how the challenge from part D impacts the role of the academic nurse educator.
2.  Explain how three relevant peer-reviewed scholarly sources support the identified challenge
from part D.
3.  Describe strategies that can be implemented to address barriers and opportunities of the
challenge from part D.
E.  Complete a reflective analysis that includes a development plan for becoming socialized to the
role of an academic nurse educator by doing the following:
1.  Discuss how you will incorporate teaching, scholarship, and service as you transition to the
role of an ANE.
2.  Describe how you will adhere to the ethics, values, and cultural norms of nursing education as
you transition to the role of an ANE.
3.  Describe the type of academic environment that will best facilitate your transition into the
role of an ANE.

ANE Interview Guide

Instructions: Select five of the following core questions for your semi-structured interview with an
academic nurse educator. These questions are designed to provide insight about the evolving roles of
the academic nurse educator including job duties, responsibilities, and values in the current role.
You are also required to develop five follow-up questions for the interview, in addition to the five
selected core questions. Your questions should explore the academic nurse educator’s role within the
formal academic setting, responsibilities as a teacher, in curriculum development and change,
interprofessional collaboration, and working within the academic community.

1. What are the qualities most needed to be a successful academic nurse educator?
2. Describe challenges to the ANE role as a result of dynamic cultural, political, and economic
forces in healthcare and society in general.
3. As a novice, what was the best advice you were given, if any? What advice would you give to a
novice academic nurse educator?
4. Have you participated in interprofessional educational activities? Provide an example.
5. Have you encountered situations where academic integrity and/or social justice have been
questioned?
6. Describe your role, as an ANE in facilitating student learning in meeting learning outcomes?
7. As an ANE, in what ways are you a change agent and how is this achieved within your
organization?
8. What is your organization’s expectations of you in regards to your role in teaching, scholarship
and maintaining your clinical expertise in practice?
9. What is your role in curriculum development, improvements, and program accreditation?
10. How has technology transformed nursing education and your role as an educator?

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