Challenges and Opportunities Specific challenges were faced in the development and implementation of the FIGN during the application and selection process.
To better meet the original goal, 2012 application materials were changed to stress that the FIGN is intended for faculty who have limited education or professional experience in gerontological nursing; applications from part-time adjunct clinical instructors as well as full-time faculty are explicitly encouraged.
Evaluations and reflections from the first FIGN have provided valuable input that will guide planning for the future.
I feel the FIGN experience actively motivated me to seek out opportunities during my practicum to incorporate geriatric knowledge into my teaching experiences.
One challenge encountered was how to continue mentor/mentee relationship after completion of the FIGN.