Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

The Foundations and Scholarship
of Clinical Teaching

Spring 2020

2 day course

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  • Course Description

    The general model of clinical teaching and learning most commonly utilized in baccalaureate nursing education is unique among health professional programs, whereby clinical instructors work closely with small groups of nursing students across a variety of specialty areas. This two-day workshop for clinical instructors focuses on theoretical and practical dimensions of clinical teaching from a transformational learning perspective.  Key elements of transformative learning theory serve as the foundation for reflective discussion and activities. Specific topics include facets of the teacher-student relationship; facilitating clinical reasoning and group-based learning; addressing professionalism, diversity, and marginalization; and issues and responsibilities inherent in organizational partnerships between academic and clinical settings. Led by a team of experienced university-based clinical educators, participants will actively explore the challenges in guiding students toward praxis; integrating theory and practice within the context of complex clinical situations and environments. Participants will have opportunity for interaction and networking with other nurses interested in clinical teaching. Attendees will receive a certificate of completion.


    The focus and exemplars of clinical teaching and learning in this course will be drawn from the context of undergraduate nursing education. We welcome nurses who are experienced, novice, or aspiring clinical teachers of undergraduate nursing students. In addition, advanced practice nurses and nurse educators from all health care settings with an interest in deepening their theoretical understanding of clinical nursing education and learning will benefit from participation in this foundational course.

    Course Objectives

    The overall goal of the course is to facilitate optimal learning and successful clinical experiences for nursing students by strengthening the knowledge and skills of clinical teachers. To this end, it is expected that participants will:

    1. Understand and more fully appreciate the conceptual and experiential foundations of clinical teaching;
    2. Critically reflect on their relationships with students, including tensions of the teacher role;
    3. Share experiences of complex student situations, including uncomfortable issues of diversity/ “difference”, and how they are resolved;
    4. Discuss creative teaching strategies to stimulate clinical reasoning, self-reflection, and communication skills in clinical situations;
    5. Identify current issues, challenges, and approaches in working in complex clinical contexts.
    6. Develop knowledge and skills in coaching, and assessment and evaluation of nursing students.

  • Faculty

    Zoraida DeCastro Beekhoo RN, MA Associate Professor, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

    Manjit Dhanoa-Yasi RN MN Lecturer, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

    Mary Ann Fegan RN MN Senior Lecturer, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

    Kate Hardie RN EdD Senior Lecturer, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

  • Schedule and Location

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    Course Schedule

    The schedule for the Spring 2020 course has not been determined but the previous schedule is available for reference as a printable PDFupdated February 6, 2019.


    Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
    Health Sciences Building
    University of Toronto
    155 College Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M5T 1P8 ( map )


  • Registration Information


    Early Bird (until May 6, 2019) save 10% $560 + HST
    Regular price (starting May 7, 2019) $620 + HST
    U of T Nursing Alumni save 15%* $525 + HST
    Current U of T Nursing Faculty (incl. Adjunct) save 15%*  $525 + HST

    Site Groups of four or more A group discount rate is available for site groups of three or more people. For details please contact

    Please Note

    • Registration is limited.
    • Advanced registration is required. You must register by May 28, 2019. No on-site registration at the event.
    • *Alumni discount is available to participants who hold a BScN, MN, PMNP Diploma, MScN or PhD from the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto.
    • Applicable taxes (13% HST) will be added to the registration fees.
    • This is an integrated two-day course. One-day registrations are not available.
    • Refund Policy   – To withdraw from the course and receive a refund, your written request must be emailed to by May 6, 2019. No refunds will be given after this date. All refunds are subject to an administration fee of $100 + tax. As an alternative, a colleague may attend in your place. Please send your substitution request at least 7 days before the course.
    • Course Cancellation Policy  – The university reserves the right to cancel courses due to unavailability of instructors, facilities or insufficient enrollment. Decisions on course cancellations are made at least 15 calendar days prior to the course starting date, so early registration is recommended. If you enroll in a course that is subsequently cancelled, you may transfer to another section of that course if an alternative is available; or you may receive a full refund of the fee and tax you paid to the University of Toronto. We are not responsible for travel arrangements, travel fees, or any expenses incurred by you.

    Payment method options

    You have two payment options:

    1. Register online with a credit card.
    2. Register by mail with a certified cheque or money order.

    Credit Card:

    You can register and pay online with a credit card.

    Certified cheque or money order:

    You can register and pay by mail.

    Step 1: Type your information onto the online form and then print the page (i.e. don’t click “Confirmation and Payment”. Don’t pay by online credit card).
    Step 2: Obtain a certified cheque or money order payable to “University of Toronto” for the registration fee plus 13% HST. No personal cheques. No debit cards.

    Fees (including HST)

    Early Bird Price save 10% (ending May 6, 2019) $632.80
    Regular price (starting May 7, 2019) $700.60
    U of T Nursing Alumni save 15%** $593.25
    Current U of T Nursing Faculty (incl. Adjunct) save 15%* $593.25
    Step 3: Mail the paper registration form with payment (no personal cheques, no cash, no credit cards, no debit cards) to: Centre for Professional Development Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing University of Toronto Suite 130, 155 College Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1P8
    Step 4: When we receive your registration form we will email a confirmation notice.
  • What past participants have said about this course:

    “Extremely informative. I am inspired to become a clinical educator and I feel infinitely more prepared to become a preceptor for a consolidating student in the new year”

    “The course was very helpful for me to be more equipped on how to handle students better in the clinical setting. Very insightful and promotes clinical reflection on the foundation of clinical teaching.”

    “Informative and practical, more inspirational to be as a CI”

    “Excellent 2-day workshop. Interactive and rich learning. Excellent tips and strategies to use in clinical. Overall, excellent 2-day workshop”

    “Great course, well organized! A lot of information. It has motivated me to further develop my teaching skills and obtain my goal to be an instructor in education”

    “Very well organized, thank you! Super group of faculty members here!”

  • Contact Us

    Phone: (416) 978-1784
    Address: Centre for Professional Development
    Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
    University of Toronto
    Suite 130
    155 College Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M5T 1P8

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