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New Resources to Teach Care of Seniors on NLN’s ACESXPRESS


ACESXPRESS Offers Refreshed, Updated Content for Improved Instruction in Nursing Care of Seniors and
Other Vulnerable Populations

New Teaching Strategies Address Mental Health Challenge
Improving instructional quality couldn't be easier or more practical with ACESXPRESS, and I urge all nurse educators to utilize it.
NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN
Washington, DC, December 8, 2015 - The National League for Nursing’s Center for Excellence in the Care of Vulnerable Populations has refreshed and expanded its signature Advancing Care Excellence initiative, with updated content and new resources available on ACESXPRESS. The microsite, accessible free of charge to nurse educators, offers webinars, Twitter chats, downloadable teacher-ready starter kits and more.
The site now also features new content in the unfolding cases of seniors (ACE.S); Alzheimer’s and other dementia patients (ACE.Z); and veterans and their families (ACE.V). The addition of current references and four novel teaching strategies are more closely focused on the challenges that surround mental health caregiving. All resources, developed by nurse faculty experts in simulation and technology in education, are evidence-based and implementation-ready. Designed to be flexible, the program can be modified according to the needs of the instructor, the teaching environment, and students’ backgrounds, levels, and learning styles.

President Anne R. Bavier, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Texas at Arlington, noted: “Unfolding cases are an incredible resource for nurse faculty. They combine the power of storytelling with the experiential nature of simulation scenarios and create a robust, meaningful experience for students.”

“The NLN recognizes that access to quality health and mental health care for the nation’s growing frail elderly and other vulnerable populations is a vital priority,” added NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN. “Improving instructional quality in this area couldn’t be easier or more practical with ACESXPRESS, and I urge all nurse educators to utilize it.”

The four new teaching strategies posted on ACESXPRESS are:

bullet  ACE.S: Utilizing Resources to Support Independence and Quality of Life Issues in Older Adults
bullet  ACE.Z Supporting a Couple When One Has Dementia
bullet  ACE.V: The Impact of Comorbidity of Depression and Anxiety on Outcomes of Illness
bullet  ACE.V: Promoting a Collaborative Approach in Treating the Complex Issues of a Homeless Veteran

About the National League for Nursing
Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. The NLN offers faculty development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its more than 40,000 individual and more than 1,200 institutional members, comprising nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education and health care organizations.