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Faculty Orientation

The School of Nursing holds a Faculty Orientation at various times during the year to assist new faculty (and returning faculty who are yet to attend) with their transition into the faculty role. Clinical faculty are also required to complete the online portion of orientation. Upon completion of these requirements, faculty will be eligible to receive an orientation reimbursement.

Reserve your space to attend mandatory orientation

Please contact our Coordinator of Faculty Development, Dr. Karen Wolf, to reserve your space for the next orientation. If you are unable to attend or will begin teaching prior to the scheduled orientation, Dr. Wolf may be able to arrange a small group or one-on-one meeting with you at another time. She can be reached at (510) 869-6511 ext. 3482 or kwolf@samuelmerritt.edu.

Completing the online portion - Clinical Instruction Modules

Clinical faculty members are required to complete the online portion of faculty orientation by completing the Clinical Instruction Modules. If these cannot be completed by start date, faculty must submit the certificates within 60 days. Please follow the instructions below on completing these modules:

  • Go to http://ca-hwi.org/resources/4faculty.pdf
  • Review modules 1-6 as listed and complete the self-assessment at the end of EACH module. Completion of "Becoming an Expert Preceptor" module is not required.
  • Print out the certificate of completion for EACH module self-assessment (with an accuracy of 60% or greater according to the CA Health Workforce Initiative).
  • Please write your name on all certificates and submit them to Karin Kasper, the Administrative Assistant (view contact information here).

Orientation Reimbursement

All faculty members who meet the following requirements will be reimbursed for their time:

  • attending a scheduled or individual orientation with Dr. Karen Wolf AND
  • completion of the online portion, Clnical Instruction Modules (clinical faculty only).

School of Nursing Orientation & Resource Center

Upon receiving your BlackBoard system login, you will be able to access the SoN Orientation and Resource Center, which includes topics such as clinical teaching and evaluation, CCNE emphasis areas and resources, and general information about the faculty role. Please complete prior to your first day of work.

San Mateo Learning Center Orientation

Once you have been offered a teaching assignment, you will be receiving detailed information by the Course Manager for the course or Dr. Diana Jennings, the Associate Managing Director.