Master's prepared Nurse Education Specialists and Unit Educators, who in many cases are also certified in their specialty area, support staff in the competency process across the continuum. The role of the educator is to develop education curriculum that meets the learner's needs and accomplishes the educational plan. The role includes that of teacher, role model, facilitator, change agent, and consultant. Educators work closely with staff nurse preceptors to assist new staff with socialization and skill acquisition on each unit.
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