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FRIDAY

Friday, September 23, 2016 | 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

5A. Enlightening Nursing Students on the Importance of Physician Nurse Collaboration Through Simulation
Theme: Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Practice (IPP)
Session Type: Beyond Basics
Presenters: Kristy Williams, DNP, Carolinas College of Health Sciences | Mary Griffin, PHD, Carolinas College of Health Sciences | Abigail Sherburne, BA, Thomas Jefferson University


Research shows approximately 60% of medical errors are attributed to lack of interdisciplinary collaboration. A study was conducted to assess whether a curriculum change for senior nursing students could have an impact on improving attitudes toward physician-nurse collaboration. Nursing students and residents participated in a high-fidelity simulation scenario, using a pretest and post-test format. Findings showed evidence that the attitudes of physician-nurse collaboration improved.

5B. Developing Introverted Nursing Faculty for Leadership Roles
Theme: Leadership and Organizational Systems
Session Type: Basics
Presenters:
LaTonya Santo, EdD, MSN, RN, Columbus State University | Sherika Derico, MSN, RN, CCM, EdD (c), Columbus State University | Gail  Jones, DNP, RN, Columbus State University

This presentation will discuss some resources, skills, and practices that are helpful to transition introverted nursing faculty into academic leadership roles. Introverts are those who use time alone to recharge their energy as opposed to extroverts who use time with others to recharge. These resources, skills, and practices will help reduce stress and burnout related to social exhaustion and improve job satisfaction.


5C. Global Nursing Education: Journey of South Korean Nurses to the United States
Theme: Global Nursing Education/Global Health
Session Type: Beyond Basics
Presenters: Gail Baumlein, PhD, MSN, RN, CNS, CNE, ANEF, Franklin University


This presentation depicts the enchanting journey of 50 South Korean nurses to complete their BSN online in a U.S. school, attain their RN license, and secure a position in a U.S. healthcare system. A creative and transformative partnership melded the transactional distance and developed an enhanced understanding of the richness of culture and diversity in nursing education globally. Lessons learned and strategies for replicating this model will be discussed.


5D. Opportunities, Challenges and Results of Two Large Scale Interprofessional Simulation Learning Activities Among Undergraduates
Theme: Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Practice (IPP)
Session Type: Basics
Presenters: Sandra Goldsworthy, RN MSc PhD CNCC(C) CMSN(C), University of Calgary | Cydnee Seneviratne, RN PhD, University of Calgary


The aim of this presentation is to describe two large-scale interprofessional learning activities that were conducted among undergraduates from five professions and two educational institutions. Lessons learned will be described with practical tips provided to implement an activity on this scale. In addition, results and implications from the study conducted among this cohort will be discussed.


5E. Anyone Can Bully!

Theme: The Art of Teaching
Session Type: Basics
Presenters: Cheryl Mixon Smith, Dr. EdD, MSN, FNP, RN, Professor, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA


Bullying is a problem for colleges and universities. Workplace/campus bullying are forms of aggression that affect students and faculty leading to greater risks for absenteeism, attrition, and reduction in productivity. Highlighting the issue of aggression and bullying, identifying antecedents to bullying, and developing actions for prevention and management of bullying in higher education will help stem this growing problem. Proactive prevention and management plans must be implemented.


5F. Health is H.E.R.E, a Radical Change to Student Clinical Experiences

Theme: Role Transitions
Session Type: Beyond Basics
Presenters: Kathryn Shaffer, EdD, RN, MSN, CNE, Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Colleg of Nursing | Angela Gerolamo, Ph.D, APRN-BC, Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Coolege of Nursing | Susan Egger, PhD, RN, MSN, Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson College of Nursing


When undergoing curriculum change or redesign faculty must also rethink the way in which students practice that change in clinical. Today's new to practice nurse requires an understanding of care coordination and transitions of care along the care continuum to promote health and develop partnerships with their patients. Faculty need to rethink clinical environments in which students gain experience to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes for person-centered care.


5G. The Effect of Evaluator Training on Reliability of High Stakes Assessment of Student Performance in Simulation: Results of A Pilot Study

Theme: Technology (including Simulation)
Session Type: Beyond Basics
Presenters: Ann Holland, PhD, RN, Bethel University | Vicki Schug, PhD, RN, CNE, St. Catherine University | Jone Tiffany, DNP, MA, RNC, CNE, Bethel University


This presentation describes the results of a pilot study conducted to test the effectiveness of a training intervention in producing intra and inter-rater reliability among nursing faculty evaluating student performance in simulation. The study is an extension of the 4-year NLN Project to Explore the Use of Simulation for High Stakes. The lessons learned inform best practices in high stakes assessment and have shaped a subsequent regional, experimental control study beginning in the fall of 2016.


5H. Course Leader and Faculty Manager Synergy: Improving outcomes and influencing culture

Theme: Leadership and Organizational Systems
Session Type: Basics
Presenters: Melissa Burdi , DNP, MS, RN, Certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt, Chamberlain College of Nursing | Cecilia Jane Maier, MS, RN, CNE, Chamberlain College of Nursing


A Course Leader and Faculty Manager in an online RNBSN program use a synergistic partnership to promote teamwork, engagement, and empowerment of a large group of diverse part-time faculty. Strategies include Best Practice Faculty Forums, early reporting of issues, and personalized new faculty orientation. This data-driven approach improves student persistence and satisfaction. This partnership is being replicated throughout other online postlicensure degree programs at the college.


5I. Current and Potential Doctoral Students: Becoming a Researcher in Nursing Education

Theme: Role Transitions
Session Type: Basics
Presenters: Kristina Thomas Dreifuerst, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, Indiana University


This session will focus on identification of substantive issues in nursing education that are in need of scholarly attention; areas in which research is ongoing; and challenges that face current and prospective doctoral students and faculty who are committed to nursing education scholarship, including finding a program and mentor fit, selection of a research topic, finding funding, dissemination of research, and what happens once you graduate. Participants will be encouraged to establish connections with one another for ongoing mutual support.


5J. Update from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing

Theme: Leadership and Organizational Systems
Session Type: Basics
Presenters: Nancy Spector, PhD, RN, FAAN, National Council of State Boards of Nursing


This session will highlight the initiatives at NCSBN that are of particular interest to educators. NCSBN’s APRN Education Committee’s recommendations on program approval will be presented. The report of the Nursing Education Trends Committee, which had representation from NLN, will be discussed and next steps will be outlined. Data from the NCSBN 2015 Workforce Study, particularly related to nursing education, will be reported. Resources for faculty, including our new booklet (free of charge) for last semester seniors and new graduates, will be featured. Don’t miss this informative session.


Friday, September 23, 2016 | 2:00 – 2:45 pm

6A. Implementing Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice Initiatives: Utilizing the NLN Interprofessional Education & Collaborative Practice Toolkit Part 1
Theme: Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Practice (IPP)
Session Type: Basics
Presenters: Elizabeth Speakman, EdD, RN, ANEF, FNAP, Thomas Jefferson University | Shosahana Sicks, EdM, AB, Thomas Jefferson University | Abigail Sherburne, BA, Thomas Jefferson University


Nurses must be prepared to engage in team-based approaches by developing their skills as effective collaborators This is also true of nursing education as faculty prepare students to respond to the changes in healthcare. In this presentation, faculty will use the NLN Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice toolkit to: understand the principles of IPE and CP and begin to develop a curriculum and an evaluation plan for implementing an IPE and or CP at their respective host institution.


6B. Responding to diverse students: Best practice guidelines for baccalaureate educators and advisors of introverted and shy nursing students
Theme: The Art of Teaching
Session Type: Basics
Presenters: Lisa Ruth-Sahd, DEd, RN, CCRN, CEN, York College of PA

Educators are familiar with noticeably quiet students who are reluctant to speak in class, and shun the spotlight. Such students are perplexing because they rarely raise their hands in class, or engage in conversation. It is difficult for educators to know whether they are reaching such students or if they are engaged or bored. We ask ourselves if we are doing all we can, to foster learning and personal development. Best practice guidelines to assist quiet students as educators and advisors are offered.


6C. Preventing and Addressing Faculty Incivility: Evidence-based Strategies to Promote Collegiality and Teamwork
Theme: Leadership and Organizational Systems
Session Type: Beyond Basics
Presenters: Cynthia Clark, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, Boise State University

This timely and thought-provoking session will be facilitated using a mixture of interactive learning strategies including reflection and self-assessment, story-telling, and didactic delivery. Attendees will explore examples of faculty incivility, contributing factors, and will discuss a variety of practical, evidence-based strategies to promote collegiality and teamwork, foster healthy workplaces, and enhance faculty community, retention, and job satisfaction.


6D. Developing Test Questions and Assignments that Capture Outcomes of Conceptual Learning
Theme: Measuring and Evaluating Outcomes
Session Type: Basics
Presenters: Katherine Fletcher, R.N., Ph.D., University of Kansas School of Nursing | Jessica Gay, RN, MSN, RNC-MNN, University of Kansas School of Nursing

Conceptual teaching era is upon us. As faculty, we need to assess whether the students are processing and patterning conceptual information so that they can apply it to a broad range of unknown situations other than the classroom exercises. At the present time there is little literature or published support for faculty in the area of development of conceptual test items or assignments that capture outcomes. This presentation will explore possible strategies to close this gap.


6E. Expert Clinician to Novice Clinical Faculty: The Development and Offering of an Online Course to Support Nurses’ Transition to the Clinical Faculty Role
Theme: Role Transitions
Session Type: Beyond Basics
Presenters: Susan Deane, MSN, RN, CNE, CT League for Nursing | Jane Murdock, EdD, MSN, CT League for Nursing | Tracy Ortelli, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, Galen College of Nursing

This presentation highlights an online clinical faculty course offered by the Connecticut League for Nursing. Designed to educate expert nurse clinicians who are new to the clinical faculty role, this 3-week, faculty-led course provides participants an overview of the core competencies required of clinical faculty. The presenters will articulate the need for this program along with the development process, course content, and program outcomes.


6F. Substitution of Clinical Experience with Simulation in Pre-licensure Nursing Programs: A National Survey in the United States
Theme: Technology (including Simulation)
Session Type: Beyond Basics
Presenters: Tonya Rutherford-Hemming, EdD, RN, ANP-BC, CHSE, Cleveland Clinic | Lisa Smith, PhD, RN, Grand Canyon University

The purpose of this study was to determine the ratios of simulation to supervised clinical instruction used in pre-licensure curricula. In addition, this study evaluated the facilitator-to-student ratios used in simulation and supervised clinical instruction. The study also investigated the rationale for substituting simulation in place of supervised clinical instruction, the person or people that made the decision(s) about substitution, and how the substitution ratio was determined.


6F. Evaluating Facilitator Competency: The Challenges That Have Arisen
Theme: Measuring and Evaluating Outcomes
Session Type: Beyond Basics
Presenters: Kim Leighton, PhD, RN, ANEF, Chamberlain College of Nursing | Vickie Mudra, BA, Chamberlain College of Nursing

Despite verbalized support of the need for a tool to evaluate competency of simulation facilitators, few have completed the data collection process to establish psychometric properties of the Facilitator Competency Rubric. This presentation will explore the challenges with rubric development, observational data collection, and IRB expectations. The audience will practice using the tool with discussion focused on how to use the results to guide facilitator development.


6H. Eliminating Health Care Disparities:Wait, Does that Mean I Have to Talk About Race?
Theme: The Art of Teaching
Session Type: Basics
Presenters: Kenya Beard, EdD, CNE, GNP-BC, NP-C, ACNP-BC, ANEF, Jersey College | Yolanda Hyde, PhD, RN-BC, OCN, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

A growing body of research suggests that implicit bias could perpetuate inequities in healthcare. Race-related dialogues that explore implicit bias can be uncomfortable. However, abstaining from race-related discussions could hinder efforts to achieve equity in healthcare. This session will help educators facilitate safe, race-related dialogues that explore implicit bias and graduate students who are better prepared to consistently deliver a more equitable high-quality healthcare.


6I. Accelerating to Practice: Managing Risk in New Graduate Nurses
Theme: Role Transitions
Session Type: Basics
Presenters: Elaine Tagliareni, EdD, RN, FAAN, National League for Nursing | Molly Kellgren, MSN, RN, National League for Nursing | Susan Forneris, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE-A, National League for Nursing

This session will identify issues specific to new graduate transition to a complex and rapidly changing acute care environment. The novice nurse perspective will be explored as a foundation for active learning engagement, including simulation and critical conversations. The NLN Accelerating to Practice Program will be discussed as a model for increasing the efficiency and quality of transition experiences.


6J. Nursing Education Perspectives: Writing for the NLN Research Journal
Theme: The Art of Teaching
Session Type: Beyond Basics
Presenters: Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, RN, FAAN, National League for Nursing | Linda J. Caputi, EdD, RN, CNE, ANEF, National League for Nursing | Barbara J. Patterson, PhD, RN, ANEF, National League for Nursing | Leslie Block, National League for Nursing

As a centerpiece of the NLN/Chamberlain College of Nursing Center
for the Advancement of the Science of Nursing Education, Nursing Education Perspectives is evolving, with a greater emphasis on nursing education research and innovation in teaching and learning. This session is for anyone who aspires to publish in the NLN journal or serve as a peer reviewer. Meet the editors and learn about the steps involved in publishing an article, from the idea stage through writing, peer review, and eventual publication, online and in print. Bring at least one idea for a journal article for feedback from the editors.


Friday, September 23, 2016 | 3:00 - 3:45 pm

7A. Implementing Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice Initiatives: Utilizing the NLN Interprofessional Education & Collaborative Practice Toolkit Part 2
Theme: Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Practice (IPP)
Session Type: Basics
Presenters: Elizabeth Speakman, EdD, RN, ANEF, FNAP, Thomas Jefferson University | Shosahana Sicks, EdM, AB, Thomas Jefferson University | Abigail Sherburne, BA, Thomas Jefferson University

In this presentation, faculty will use the NLN Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice toolkit to: understand the principles of IPE and CP and begin to develop a curriculum and evaluation plan for implementing an IPE and or CP at their respective host institution.


7B. Authentic by Design: Guiding Students to Create Course Content in a Digital Environment Theme: The Art of Teaching
Session Type: Basics
Presenters: Joni Tornwall, MEd, RN, The Ohio State University | Jodi McDaniel, PhD, RN, The Ohio State University | Linda Quinlin, ACNS-BC, NP-C, ACHPN, DNP, The Ohio State University

Learn how a large nurse practitioner program applies the principles of authentic learning to approach assignment design, guiding students to create course content and provide supportive feedback to peers. Experience this design process, which works for online and traditional courses, and explore the integration of digital tools to design your own authentic learning assignment. Takeaways include a step-by-step design process, criteria to determine degree of authenticity, and tech tool ideas.


7C. A Description of Nursing Faculty in Research- and Practice-Focused Doctoral Education Theme: Leadership and Organizational Systems
Session Type: Beyond Basics
Presenters: Suzanne C. Smeltzer, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, Villanova University | Nancy Sharts-Hopko, PhD, RN, FAAN, Villanova University | Mary Ann Cantrell, PhD, RN, FAAN, Villanova University

Faculty teaching and mentoring PhD and DNP students are expected to prepare students for future roles as nursing faculty and clinicians while also contributing to nursing science and the health of the nation. This presentation provides a description of the results of an on-line survey of a sample of 554 doctoral program faculty, and compares characteristics of faculty teaching in PhD programs, DNP programs, and both programs on scholarship, support for scholarship, and time spent on scholarship.


7D. A Theory of Student Adaptation to Nursing School Theme: Measuring and Evaluating Outcomes
Session Type: Beyond Basics
Presenters: Immaculata Igbo, PhD, Prairie View A&M University, College of Nursing | Margie Landson, MSN, RN, CNE, Prairie View A&M University, College of Nursing | Kathleen Straker, M.Ed., Prairie View A&M University

Many students find that nursing school is more rigorous than expected. The Igbo, Landson, Straker (ILS ) Theory of Student Adaptation to Nursing School proposes to explain the role of students’ misperception of academic rigor (MPAR) in their adjustment to nursing school.


7E. The Impact of Observing Simulation on Student Learning Theme: Technology (including Simulation)
Session Type: Basics
Presenters: Marcia Laux, RN, MSN, Assistant Clinical Professor Interim Assistant Dean, Indiana University School of Nursing Bloomington Campus | Amy Wonder, PhD, RN, Indiana Univesity | Amy Hagedorn, PhD, Indiana Univeristy

Pre-licensure students debrief simulations in the classroom setting, not immediately after the simulation, to determine if the effect is as meaningful for the student as debriefing immediately after simulation. Pre-test and post-test using DML (Debriefing for Meaningful Learning) method was used to determine student learning. This session will include a discussion about the impact of these initial findings and opportunities for future research on this important aspect of simulation pedagogy.


 7F. How Empowering are You? The Relationship Between the Psychological Empowerment Ratings of Clinical Nursing Faculty, Their Use of Empowering Teaching Behaviors, and Certain Individual Faculty Characteristics Theme: Leadership and Organizational Systems
Session Type: Basics
Presenters: Tammy Vant Hul, Ph.D., MSN, RN, ACNP, CNE, Riverside City College

Nurse educators have been challenged to revolutionize nursing education practices to produce a more empowered nursing workforce. Clinical nursing faculty who are psychologically empowered (PE) may be instrumental to empowering students. The purpose of this study was to explore the relationships between the PE ratings of clinical nursing faculty, their use of empowering teaching behaviors, and certain faculty characteristics using Spreitzer’s (1995) model of psychological empowerment.

7G. See It, Feel It, Learn It! Enhancing Patient Centered Care through Visual Narratives Theme: The Art of Teaching
Session Type: Basics
Presenters: Dawn Kuerschner, PhD, MSN, APN-BC, CNE, Oakton Community College

Astute observational assessment skills are crucial to timely interventions and favorable patient centered outcomes. Augmenting observational skills with visual narratives has the potential to enhance one's ability to meet individual patient needs while reflecting on how personal views impact patient care. The flexibility of the strategy presented allows for the enhancement of quality patient centered care through facilitating a climate of equity and inclusivity in many healthcare arenas.

7H. The Voices of Graduates: Informing Faculty Practices to Promote NCLEX Success Theme: Measuring and Evaluating Outcomes
Session Type: Basics
Presenters: Mary Hanson-Zalot, MSN, RN, AOCN, Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson College of Nursing | Angela Gerolamo, PhD, APRN, BC, Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson College of Nursing

This session will share the results of a qualitative study designed to understand the perceptions of baccalaureate graduates who were successful on the first attempt at the NCLEX and those who were not. Hearing the voices of graduates provided faculty with powerful insights related to graduate “self-talk” used during the preparation phase, testing phase, and post-exam period. This session will prompt dialogue among attendees concerning best practices to support students with NCLEX success.

7I. Transforming the PN Nursing Program Curriculum to Align with Workforce Trends Theme: The Art of Teaching
Session Type: Basics
Presenters: Elaine Tagliareni EdD, RN, FAAN, National League for Nursing | Patricia Castaldi DNP, RN, ANEF, Union County College | Kirsten N. Corazzini, PhD, FGSA, Duke School of Nursing

The National League for Nurses (NLN) has made a commitment to fully support the work of practical nurse educators and to champion the critical role LPN/LVN nurse graduates play in providing quality patient-centered, evidenced based care to older adults and their caregivers in a wide variety of community health care agencies. The NLN recognizes that to meet this reality, PN educators must build a futuristic curriculum that accounts for emerging evidence-based practice and can be accomplished in settings that align with current workforce trends. Join us to meet with Dr. Corazzini and discuss findings from her research to better understand the unique role of the PN graduate in long-term care community based settings.

7J. Beyond Boundaries in System-level Thinking: A Concept Analysis Linking Diversity in Education and Practice Theme: Leadership and Organizational Systems
Session Type: Beyond Basics
Presenters: Janet Phillips, PhD, RN, ANEF, Indiana University | Ann Stalter, PhD, RN, Wright State University |Deborah Merriam, DNS RN CNE, Daemen College

There is an urgent need for nurse graduates to apply system-level thinking in order implement the critical concepts of diversity in clinical practice. The national QSEN RN-BSN Task Force has conducted a concept analysis to assist health care professional educators in identifying what system-level thinking is and how to use it to inform diversity in system-based practice. Exemplary cases will be used to demonstrate and to draw implications for diverse system-based practice.

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