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Hello and welcome to the AzNA Nurse Educator Special Interest Group (Chapter 6) site!


The purpose of the Nurse Educator Special Interest Group (SIG) is to mentor and support the professional growth and development of nurse educators across practice and academic settings. Our strengths lie in the individual work we do as a SIG within AzNA, as well as our collaboration with other professional organizations to meet our mission, vision and values. We serve nurses in Arizona with a passion for education and preparing our workforce with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes for successful transition to the professional role

This site was created to provide our members with a place to easily identify key projects and initiatives. We strongly encourage nurse educators to become a participatory member, no matter how much or how little you can commit your voice is valuable! You will find minutes from the Board meetings, a calendar of events we are planning, and contact information for you to stay connected. And if you see something that sparks your interest, let us know as we always welcome your input and involvement.

This group provides a professional platform to get involved in shaping nursing’s professional footprint through education. If you are seeking opportunities to network, meet others who are passionate about our role as educators, become inspired or be inspired to promote nursing education and our professional development as educators, and share ideas within your nursing educator community, you have found the right site! We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Dawna L. Cato PhD., RN
AzNA Chapter 6 President

Current Events


Teaching Your Students to 'Think Like a Nurse'

Nursing Education Collaborative Seminar

Friday, October 20, 2017   7:30am - 1 pm  |  Chamberlain College of Nursing, Phoenix


Please join AzNA’s Nurse Educator Special Interest Group for the next Nursing Education Collaborative seminar: Teaching your Students to ‘Think Like a Nurse’. Presented by Keith Rischer, RN, MA, CEN, CCRN, of KeithRN, this is a great opportunity for staff nurses, clinical instructors, and nurse educators to learn ways to help our future nursing workforce to be ready to enter nursing practice after graduation. Keith will identify strategies to prepare students to think like a nurse in both the classroom and clinical setting and what changes are required to help prepare students for clinical practice. You won’t want to miss out on this great opportunity.


A meeting of the Education Practice Collaborative will follow from 1–3 p.m.


Breakfast and lunch are included. 


Download a flyer to share the news


Registration and more details available here! 



The Nurse SIG group would like to support all nurse educators working towards their certified nurse educator credentials.  We will be holding a raffle the day of our educational event on April 7th with Dr. Caputi.  Raffling off two of Dr. Caputi’s CNE prep books and two complete registration fees.  The end of the day will commence with the grand prize of one nurse educator winning complete fee coverage for their initial testing to become a certified nurse educator!!!!  You must be present to win.  




We would like to promote the health of all of our nurse educators during the celebration of nurses week 2017. 


Aligning with the national nurses week celebration, focusing on the of renewing of mind, body, and soul the Nurse Educator SIG group has created five $100 spa gift cards to give to our members. 


Just complete the Google Form  The winners will be announced during nurses week.



Support your Arizona Nurses Association Nurse Educator's Group!!


For only $20, you can purchase a portable phone charger. These proceeds help to raise funds to support the scholarships and educational opportunities offered by your AzNA Nurse Educator's Group. Chargers will be available for purchase at Nurse Educator SIG Events!


Hello to all my nurse educator friends,
I'm working with a couple colleagues to collect data on national pre-licensure testing practices among nurse educators. The survey will only take about 5 minutes to complete and your input is highly valued. This is an IRB approved study and the outcomes will be shared and published. 

I would also appreciate it if you could share this with your colleagues. The survey will close the end of September.

Thank you for your time and willingness to share,


Karin J. Sherrill RN, MSN, CNE, ANEF
Faculty Educator; Nursing Education Consultant


About Nurse Ed. SIG

Board of Directors
Board Meeting Minutes
Professional Opportunities
Service Opportunities




Educational Quote of the Month

'Good teaching cannot be reduced to technique; good teaching comes from the identity and integrity of the teacher.'  Parker J. Palmer



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