Faculty Development

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Educate and motivate your faculty! We offer onsite or virtual workshops covering core competencies and topics of interest for nursing and health professions faculty. Onsite workshops provide comprehensive coverage and 6 continuing education contact hours. Virtual workshops feature the most important information–and interactive exercises– in a format and time frame that works in a “Zoom” setting and provide 3 contact hours. Topics include:

  • Test Item Writing to Develop Clinical Judgment: Learn how to write test items that develop and evaluate  clinical judgment in your students and help them succeed on the NCLEX or other certification exams. Current developments from the NCSBN Next Generation NCLEX project, and guidance on writing or revising questions using the NGN question types, will be presented.
  • Next Generation NCLEX: Developing Clinical Judgment: Prepare for the future while improving students’ clinical judgment today. The NCSBN’s Next Generation NCLEX initiative will change nursing education profoundly. Discover how teaching strategies that focus on developing clinical judgment are essential to preparing your students for Next Gen NCLEX and learn strategies you can implement into your curriculum now to prepare your students for licensure success and competent nursing practice.
  • NEW! Practical Approaches to Teaching Patient-Centered Care: Along with quality and safety initiatives, Patient-Centered Care includes concepts reflecting individual values (e.g., respect, compassion) which may be difficult to teach and evaluate. In this presentation participants will develop teaching-learning strategies and build patient scenarios to help students identify nursing actions and overcome barriers to Patient-Centered Care.
  • NEW! Competencies: How Do They Impact Nursing Education?: Organizations of all types are increasingly using competency to describe knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for effective practice. Explore the difference between competency statements and learning objectives and understand ways in which competencies may help nurse educators prepare students for today’s practice.
  • NEW! Burnout and Compassion Fatigue: Strategies for Nursing Educators and Students: COVID-19 has forced all health care workers, including nurse educators, to acknowledge and address the stressors we face in both our personal and professional lives. Learn strategies for coping with the pressures of burnout and compassion fatigue based upon the latest research and prepare students to manage burnout in their own careers.
  • NEW! Teaching Nursing Online: What Have We Learned from the Pandemic?: COVID 19 forced most class experience—and even some clinical courses—online. What have we learned about best practices for online nursing education? This presentation explores answers to that question and recommends ways to improve online teaching with a focus on developing clinical judgment to prepare nursing students for licensure and practice.
  • NEW! The Future of Nursing 2020-2030 Recommendations: How Should We Adapt Nursing Curriculum?:  The newly released Future of Nursing 2020-2030 reports that equity, population health, and social determinates of health are not well integrated into nursing curricula, and that novice nurse may not know how to care for themselves in stressful health care environments. This presentation discusses ways to include in the curriculum concepts to reduce health disparities through specific teaching-learning activities in class, lab, simulation, and clinical experiences. It also suggests ways to emphasize self-care throughout the student’s course of study and includes teaching-learning strategies to help them advocate for healthy environment in their places of employment.
  • NEW! Continuous Quality Improvement in Nursing Programs: Discover the factors that differentiate successful nursing programs from ones that struggle to prepare students for success on NCLEX and in practice. Building on the NCSBN’s groundbreaking 2020 study on quality indicators for nursing education programs, explore the six domains that evidence shows have the most impact on the success of a nursing program.
  • NEW! Curriculum: The Heart of the Nursing Program: Whether you are creating a new curriculum or revising an existing one, learn the steps to developing a nursing curriculum that will prepare students for success on the NCLEX and in practice.
  • NEW! The New Essentials: The AACN is re-envisioning The Essentials, its educational framework for preparing nurses in colleges and universities. Learn about the new Core Competencies and strategize how to implement them in your nursing program.
  • The Multi-Generational Classroom: From baby boomers to millennials and now “Gen Z,” learn practical strategies for structuring learning experiences to emphasize each generation’s strengths while setting clear standards necessary for professional practice.
  • Teaching Strategies for Student Engagement: Discover practical strategies to engage your nursing students by creating learner-centered lesson plans that transform classrooms and clinicals into active learning experiences while improving critical thinking skills.
  • Improving Student Retention: Explore strategies to improve your program’s retention rates, including the use of pre-admission assessments to identify students likely to succeed, early identification of students at risk, and teaching and remediation methods that encourage knowledge retention.
  • Using Remediation to Improve Clinical Judgment: Discover best practices for developing, evaluating, and revising remediation processes for students using results of the NCSBN Strategic Job Analysis (2018) as the framework for discussing a comprehensive remediation process.
  • Concept-Based Curriculum: Options and Opportunities: Whether you’re just starting a CBC or want to incorporate concepts into a traditional curriculum, you will learn how conceptual learning can improve students’ knowledge, skills and attitudes.
  • Concept-Based Curriculum: Implementation Trials and Triumphs: Avoid pitfalls and incorporate best practices for a smooth implementation of a CBC. You’ll learn practical teaching-learning strategies to encourage conceptual learning by the students, enhancing their ability to transfer clinical knowledge and skill from one clinical situation to another.
  • Courageous Leadership: Effective, Authentic Skills for Today’s Complex World: Develop your courageous leadership skills and help students master these skills. Teaching and learning strategies designed to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of critical soft skills necessary to be a courageous leader in a variety of professional situations will be explored.

We are happy to customize workshops to your specific needs. Please contact us if you have a specific topic in mind.