Educational Innovations 

GIFTS: Graduate Interviews Using Faculty, Technology, and Students

Tonya Rutherford-Hemming, EdD, RN, ANP-BC

  • Journal of Nursing Education
  • October 2013 - Volume 52 · Issue 10: 582-584
  • DOI: 10.3928/01484834-20130919-01

Abstract

This article describes an innovative teaching strategy—GIFTS (Graduate Interviews using Faculty, Technology, and Students)—that can be used to prepare doctoral nursing students for a faculty position interview after graduation. This type of educational strategy is needed in the face of the current nurse faculty shortage. In addition, it can serve to better prepare novice nurse educators who struggle with the transition from clinical practice to academia. [J Nurs Educ. 2013;52(10):582–584.]

Dr. Rutherford-Hemming is Senior Nurse Researcher, Office of Innovation and Research, Cleveland Clinic Healthcare System, Cleveland, Ohio.

The author has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Address correspondence to Tonya Rutherford-Hemming, EdD, RN, ANP-BC, Senior Nurse Researcher, Office of Innovation and Research, Cleveland Clinic Healthcare System, 9500 Euclid Avenue, T3-17, Cleveland, OH 44195; e-mail: ruthert@ccf.org.

Received: January 02, 2013
Accepted: April 10, 2013
Posted Online: September 19, 2013

10.3928/01484834-20130919-01

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