Presentation on theme: "Establish Institute for Educators in Nursing and Health Professions Goal: Prepare and support nursing faculty Strategy Conclusions GRADUATE/POSTGRADUATE."— Presentation transcript:
Establish Institute for Educators in Nursing and Health Professions Goal: Prepare and support nursing faculty Strategy Conclusions GRADUATE/POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM 12-credit Teaching in Nursing and Health Professions Certificate Online and classroom environments Interprofessional — includes other practice disciplines Core Initiative 1: Prepare Nurses to Teach Persistent nursing faculty shortage in U.S. More than 75,000 qualified applicants to nursing programs turned away in 2011-2012 Impacts nursing workforce in aging population Problem/Challenge Core Initiative 2: Support Nurse Faculty Resources School of Nursing resources $2.6 million+ of external funding FACULTY DEVELOPMENT TEACHING GRAND ROUNDS Small informal presentations and discussion Sample topics: “Does use of an iPad™ Enhance Documentation in Clinical Settings?” “Teaching End-of-Life Care via a Hybrid Simulation” Outcome: Average attendance – 15-20 faculty members WORKSHOPS Small, hands-on, skill building foci Sample topics: “Test Construction” “Managing Online Learning Environments” “Student-centered Learning” Outcome: Average attendance – 25-30 faculty members CONFERENCES Annual large conferences with nationally acclaimed speakers Peer-reviewed posters presented by attendees Sample themes: “Teaching Better, Working Smarter: Practical Strategies” “Educating Nurses: Innovation to Application” Outcome: ~1000 participants FACULTY RESOURCE CENTER Free online access for Maryland nursing faculty Quick access to information Sample areas: Learning Theories Teaching Strategies Student-centered Learning Resource Lists Video Capture of Institute Offerings Areas for the future: Online Journal Moderated Discussions Outcome: Just launched! STATEWIDE ORIENTATION TO THE FACULTY ROLE Offered in hybrid learning environment Starting August 2012! An Initiative to Impact the Nursing Faculty Shortage Louise S. Jenkins, PhD, RN; Carol O’Neil, PhD, RN, CNE; and Susan L. Bindon, DNP, RN-BC Institute for Educators in Nursing and Health Professions Semester 1Semester 2 NURS 787 – Theoretical Foundations of Teaching and Learning in Nursing and Health Professions (3 credits) NURS 792 – Practicum in Teaching in Nursing and Health Professions (3 credits) NURS 791 – Instructional Strategies and Assessment of Learning Outcomes (3 credits) Elective (3 credits) Outcomes as of May 2012: 532 students have enrolled in courses 97.8 % retention rate 271 (51%) have completed all courses Sample Plan of Study: The teaching certificate program is consistently preparing nursing faculty for teaching in classroom, online, and clinical environments. Faculty development offerings are needs-based, learner-driven, creatively designed, and regularly presented. Federal Funding State Funding (NSP II) Tips for Success 1.Clearly identify program goals and outcomes 2.Develop and follow an ongoing evaluation plan 3.Seek and obtain financial resources 4.Conduct regular environmental scans and faculty needs assessments 5.Maintain future orientation 6.Care for and nurture all collaborative relationships 7.Expect excellence The activity that is the subject of this poster was produced with the assistance of Nurse Support Program II grants under the auspices of the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission.