Faculty Development Courses

Author: Janet M. Phillips, PhD, RN, ANEF

This online module reviews the link between active learning and the achievement of learning objectives. This includes a survey of studies related to the effectiveness of student engagement and an overview of different types of activities nurse educators can use to promote student engagement.

Objectives:

  1. Engage students in active learning
  2. Use research evidence to choose learning strategies that will promote student engagement
  3. Use Bloom’s knowledge dimensions framework to choose appropriate learning strategies
  4. Differentiate the advantages and disadvantages of teaching strategies for student engagement

Author: Bonnie L. Fuller, PhD, MSN, BSN

This online module reviews the challenges faced by culturally and linguistically diverse students and several ways you can meet the specialized needs of these students. This includes best practices for teaching and evaluating these students.

Objectives

  1. Evaluate the influence of linguistic diversity on nursing student learning.
  2. Explain the challenges that CALD nursing students encounter in nursing education.
  3. Analyze the impact of the nurse educator on CALD nursing student learning.
  4. Develop a plan to implement best practices for teaching and evaluating CALD nursing students.

Author: Charlene M. Smith, DNS, MSEd, WHNP, RN-BC, CNE, ANEF

This online module reviews the historical importance of patient safety and team collaboration in the health care education environment. It also reviews specific teaching strategies designed to integrate these concepts into your curriculum.

Objectives:

  1. Appreciate the importance of incorporating patient safety and team collaboration competencies into nursing curricula.
  2. Identify teaching/learning strategies and resources to support student application of patient safety and team collaboration in their clinical practice.
  3. Consider ways to integrate and level patient safety and team collaboration competencies across the curriculum.

Author: Judith F. Karshmer

This online module discusses the implications of the move of healthcare from acute care to post-acute settings such as ambulatory care, home health and hospice and the accompanying importance of transitional care and use of technology for nursing practice and nursing education. It also discusses the role of the nurse and the required competencies to practice in these areas and the challenges related to preparing future nurses to serve these settings.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss the implications of the move of healthcare from acute care to post-acute settings such as ambulatory care settings, home health and hospice and the accompanying importance of transitional care and use of technology for nursing practice and nursing education.
  2. Conceptualize the nurse competencies required for ambulatory care.
  3. Describe the five levels of ambulatory care.
  4. Identify challenges in preparing the new nurse graduate for community based settings.
  5. Develop strategies and approaches to prepare pre-licensure nurses for ambulatory care practice.

Author: Jane M. Kirkpatrick, PhD, RN, ANEF

This online module discusses different types of evaluation and provide guidelines for choosing the most appropriate strategy to assess or evaluate student learning outcomes. It also explores ways to gauge the validity and reliability of various evaluation tools or instruments.

Objectives:

  1. Distinguish between formative and summative evaluation
  2. Differentiate assessment and evaluation
  3. Choose strategies for evaluating learning outcomes in appropriate learning domains and levels of the domain
  4. Gauge the validity and reliability issues for a variety of assessment strategies

Author: Larry Z. Slater, PhD, RN-BC, CNE

This online module looks at ways you can apply the flipped classroom strategy into your lesson plans. This includes a review of the advantages of this strategy and the required preparations and practical strategies for effectively applying this approach to different learning styles.

Objectives:

  1. Modify existing course curricula for transitioning to a flipped classroom approach
  2. Design pre-class preparation materials that actively introduce lecture content to the student
  3. Develop interactive in-class activities to increase student engagement while addressing the various learning styles of students
  4. Integrate media and technology into pre-class, in-class, and post-class activities and evaluation strategies

Author: D. Anthony Forrester, PhD, RN, ANEF

This online module discusses the situations and issues that you may face as a new faculty member and provides strategies, methods and guidelines for effectively dealing with these situations and issues.

Objectives

  1. Maintain compliancy with all relevant guidelines within your school, state and other regulatory bodies.
  2. Develop a professional network within your school including a primary mentor.
  3. Develop short-term and long-term goals and strategies for your academic career.

Author: William L. Holzemer, PhD, RN, FAAN

This online module discusses ways that you can pursue a tenured position at a research university. It also provides strategies, methods and guidelines for developing effective research projects and maintaining an ongoing program of research.

Objectives

  1. Identify and pursue activities that can help you achieve a post-doctoral fellowship.
  2. Apply the strategies of attain, delay, limit and do to help you achieve a tenured position.
  3. Develop a long term, ongoing program of research or scholarship using an Outcomes Model.

Author: Theresa M. Valiga, EdD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN

This online module discusses philosophies, strategies and approaches you can use to become a more effective teacher. It reviews the advantages of open learning systems versus closed systems and reflect on the characteristics of positive learning experiences.

Objectives

  1. Relate the principles of positive education to teacher effectiveness
  2. Appreciate the significance of learner engagement
  3. Distinguish between teacher-center, closed learning systems from student-centered, open learning systems
  4. List positive and negative influences on teaching experiences
  5. Consider ways to enhance your own effectiveness as a teacher

Author: Judith A. Halstead, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN

This online module discusses the positive changes in nursing education that can be achieved through evidence-based teaching. It also addresses the definition and impact of Evidenced-Based Teaching and strategies for applying evidence to one’s own teaching methods.

Objectives

  1. Describe the significance of applying evidence-based practice principles to teaching nursing.
  2. Discuss how the use of evidence-based teaching impacts classroom and clinical teaching.
  3. Discuss nurse educator development and support needs for engaging in evidence-based teaching.

Author: Cynthia Clark, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN

This online module discusses the importance of civility in education and the negative impact of incivility when it occurs. It reviews the causes of incivility and strategies you can employ to maintain civility among your students.

Objectives

  1. Describe the overall impact of civility and incivility within nursing education.
  2. List the potential causes of incivility within nursing education.
  3. Describe strategies for maintaining civility within nursing education.

Author: Helen R. Connors, PhD, RN, FAAN

This online module discusses the potential role that e-Learning can play in nursing education and the related theories and methodologies. It also reviews the competencies one should pursue as a faculty member and the building blocks for a successful online learning program.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss the Growth in Online Learning and future vision
  2. Apply learning theories that best fit e-Learning
  3. Discuss Online Learning and e-Merging educational technologies that create higher order learning
  4. Describe faculty competencies for online teaching and learning
  5. Explain the fundamental building blocks for a successful online program