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1 Presenter: Jessica Stevens, RN MSN Practical Nursing Faculty Davidson County Community College An e-Learning Approach to Nursing Education 2008 North Carolina Community College System Conference

2 Hybrid Nursing Education Can you teach a generic nursing program online? YES!! Davidson County Community College Practical Nursing Hybrid Education

3 e-Nursing Overview Traditional vs. Hybrid Education Starting an Online Program Advantages Challenges Faculty Buy-In/Support Resources

4 Traditional vs. Hybrid Traditional Nursing Education Face-to-Face Classroom Setting (Weekly) Weekly Clinicals & Laboratory Instruction Proctored Examinations Hybrid Nursing Education Hands-On Laboratory Bi-Monthly Weekend Clinicals Online Discussion/Testing(Secure) Virtual Clinical Excursions

5 Hybrid Nursing Start-Up Community College Support Information Technology Input Instructor /Resources Realistic Goals/Enrollment North Carolina Board of Nursing Approval Existing Program – Additional Section Non-Existing Program – Phase Implementation Clinical Facility Support Educational Advisor

6 Student Advantages Weekend Clinicals Continue to Work Full-Time Weeknight Lab Sessions Online Testing Flexible Instruction Times SUCCESS!

7 Faculty Advantages Flexible Office Hours Utilization of Technology Innovative Teaching Methods Leader Among Educators

8 Student Challenges Time Management Self-Directed Learning Style Lack of Face-to-Face Interaction Unexpected Time Constraints Feelings of Isolation

9 Faculty Challenges Technical Barriers Weekends/Weeknight Teaching Time Management Lack of Understanding from Administration/Other Faculty

10 Faculty Buy-In Office Hours/Contact Hours Willingness to Learn the Technology Fear of the Unknown Frequent Misconceptions Work Load Differences

11 Resources Virtual Clinical Excursions Online Instructor References Information Technology Staff Blackboard / Google.com e-Books PDAs – Clinical Setting

12 Wrap-Up Evaluate Current Nursing Program Stability IT Support/Hybrid Readiness Faculty Interest Resources

13 Contact Information Jessica Stevens, RN MSN Practical Nursing Faculty Davidson County Community College Davie Campus Salisbury Road Mocksville, NC (Office)


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