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How could we compete in the crowded online educational market?
Could we offer the same core courses as the firmly entrenched ?
NO ! We were too far behind We had limited resources We didn’t have any courseware developed We were too small to compete with the “Big Boys”
We studied our strengths What unique programs do we offer on campus? Are those programs thriving ? Could these lucrative courses be developed and offered online ?
Nursing Program Factors We could easily expand enrollment We could teach online and/or with video conferencing There was great need & a tremendous market for the program There were significant Grants available to fund the program
Need for program The shortage of registered nurses (RNs) in the U.S. could reach as high as 500,000 by 2025 (according to a report released by Dr. Peter Buerhaus and colleagues in March 2008). 30,000 additional nurses should be graduated annually to meet the nation's healthcare needs, an expansion of 30% over the current number of annual nurse graduates. In a statement released in March 2008, The Council on Physician and Nurse SupplyThe Council on Physician and Nurse Supply More than one million new and replacement nurses will be needed by 2016. According to the latest projections from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics published in the November 2007 Monthly Labor Review 55% of surveyed nurses reported their intention to retire between 2011 and 2020. Based on finding from the Nursing Management Aging Workforce Survey released in July 2006 by the Bernard Hodes Group Nursing Management Aging Workforce Survey The nation's nursing shortage would grow to more than one million nurses by the year 2020. In April 2006, officials with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released projections
Hybrid Distance Learning Model Online/video conferencing lectures Hands on guided lab sessions Student exposure to a hospital environment
Developing Hospital Relationships Hospitals and education have a common goal to continually supply nursing staff Hospitals are located in both urban and rural areas Hospitals normally have video conferencing & internet capability Hospitals have facilities for lab instruction & exposure for students
Personnel Required Faculty versed in online instruction Video Conferencing Lab Assistant Hospital Lab Instructors Webmaster Network Administrator Communications Expert
Training Mission Train IT staff in new technology Train Lab Assistants Train Faculty Train Hospital employees Develop training module for students Complete in six months
Funding Options Grant Funds Available Corporate State Federal Private – Hospitals
Results of Project More than doubled enrollment in 1 st year Cost of program low due to reduced faculty & staff costs Graduation rates significantly higher than traditional classes We found our niche