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Learning to Use Debriefing for Meaningful Learning

Feb 09, 2018 07:30 AM - Feb 10, 2018 02:30 PM
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Kristina Thomas Dreifuerst is an associate professor in the Marquette University College of Nursing. The teaching method she developed, Debriefing for Meaningful Learning (DML), has been adopted by schools of nursing and interdisciplinary schools in health sciences across the US, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom for use in simulation and other clinical settings.

Dr. Dreifuerst is the recipient of numerous awards recognizing her research to the field including the Midwest Nursing Research Society Dissertation Award in Nursing Education Research and the 2015 MNRS Advancing the Science of Nursing Education award, designation as an NLN-Jonas Scholar for excellence in nursing education research, the Indiana University Rose Mays Excellence in Teaching Diversity Award, the INACSL Excellence Award for Creativity and Development of New Materials in the Academic Setting, and the NLN-Laerdal Debra Spunt Lectureship. In 2014 she was inducted into the NLN Academy of Nursing Education which recognizes outstanding leaders who have contributed to nursing education in sustained and significant ways. Dr. Dreifuerst is the president-elect of the International Nursing Association of Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL).


Jone Tiffany, DNP, MA, RN, CNE, CHSE, ANEF

Dr. Tiffany is a Professor of Nursing, Consultant, and Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach. In her academic role, she is involved in the use of simulation, educational technology, and teaches nursing informatics. In her consultant role, she develops innovative educational products, coaches nursing faculty on the use of strengths to enhance student learning, and holds strengths-based workshops. In addition, she is a strengths coach for several individual clients.

In addition, Dr. Tiffany is the chair of the credentialing and privileging sub-committee of the Board of Directors for Fairview Health Services in Minneapolis, MN. She has presented nationally and internationally on the use of simulation to improve outcomes, the use of the virtual world Second Life for nursing and medical education, the use of technology to improve student outcomes, and the use of StrengthsFinder to improve outcomes.

Dr. Tiffany is passionate about helping faculty make learning more active and contextual for students. She frequently holds workshops on the use of technology in teaching, and is the National League for Nursing Technology Scholar in Residence.

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