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Authentic Engagement in High-Enrollment Graduate Courses: Pathophysiology Consumers Become Content Creators

Video Author: Jodi McDaniel, PhD, RN
Joni Tornwall, Med, RN
Published on: 04.25.2016
Associated with: Nurse Educator. 41(3):151-155, May/June 2016

The challenge to educate increasing numbers of nursing students at all levels in both online and in-class environments calls for innovative instructional strategies that may include technology-based assignments. These authors describe a case study assignment developed for a graduate-level pathophysiology course that required students to create digitally enhanced patient stories. Nursing students enrolled in the online and in-class sections of the course worked together using commonly available learning technology tools to create content that bridged pathophysiology concepts and clinical practice.

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Duration: 6:29
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Creator: Jeri L. Bigbee, PhD, RN
Duration: 3:12
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Creator: Kimberly A. Noble, MBA, BSN, RN
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Duration: 3:50
The author describes a community partnership that includes a writing-for-publication health promotion activity for RN-BS students enrolled in a population health nursing course. The faculty member for the course contacted the Youth Health Connection (YHC) program coordinator to inquire about the possibility for student-authored article submissions in the YHC e-newsletter. This outreach began a unique educational partnership that affords RN-BS nursing students the opportunity to author health promotion articles and has led to other initiatives between the health system and nursing department.
Creator: Mikel W Hand, EdD, RN, OCN, NE-BC, NEA-BC
Duration: 9:47
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Duration: 3:12
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Creator: Heidi Mennenga, PhD, RN
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Duration: 4:29
Telehealth care is a fast-growing avenue of providing health care services at a distance. A descriptive study was conducted to identify trends of telehealth education in 43 schools of nursing. Findings reflected inadequate integration of telehealth in classroom content, simulation, and clinical experiences. Interviews with 4 nursing leaders of telehealth provided recommendations on how to integrate telehealth education in nursing curricula.
Creator: Lisa M. Cleveland, PhD
Duration: 2:30
The authors describe the development of a Web-delivered, case-based learning activity focused on neonatal infection. The online case was created using e-learning authoring software and delivered through a learning management system. With this technology they were able to engage large cohorts of students in the case learning activity.
Creator: Kerry Wilbur
Zohra Hasnani-Samnani
Duration: 3:50
Over the past decade, Qatar has invested heavily in both health and educational infrastructure, leading to new education programs for health care providers, including nursing and pharmacy. As these curricula emerge, there is a unique opportunity to develop and incorporate interprofessional health education within this specific cultural context. The authors describe an interprofessional education initiative between the nursing and pharmacy education programs in Qatar.
Creator: Mary Lou Bond, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN
Carolyn L. Cason, PhD, RN
Susan M. Baxley, PhD, RN
Duration: 3:44
This article reports the results of a survey of 90 minority students, 80 faculty members, and 31 administrators from schools of nursing in Texas to determine perceived barriers and needed supports for program completion. The findings provide a baseline for making improvements in and establishing best practices for minority student recruitment and retention.
Creator: Patricia Burkhart
Duration: 2:34
The authors describe an undergraduate nursing research internship program in which students are engaged in research with a faculty mentor. Interns coauthored publications, presented papers and posters at conferences, and received awards. This highly successful program provides a model that can be easily replicated to foster the development of future nurse scientists.
Creator: Amy Miner, MSN, RN
Jennifer Mallow, PhD, FNP-BC
Laurie Ann Theeke, PhD, FNP-BC
Emily Barnes, DNP, FNP-BC
Duration: 3:46
Teaching large numbers of students can be a challenge for both teachers and students. This article presents the impact of using Gagne's 9 events of instruction on student learning and course evaluations over a 3-semester period. Student evaluations indicated enhanced teacher mastery, effectiveness, and enthusiasm.
Creator: Suzanne Marnocha, PhD, RN, CCRN
Duration: 4:19
This study investigated the posting of unprofessional content online among nursing students. Surveys of 293 schools of nursing revealed that 77% had encountered at least 1 incident of students posting such content. The greatest concerns were about content that students posted related to educational and professional affiliations and to patient confidentiality.
Creator: Barbara Hooper, DNP, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Duration: 4:26
Simulations are conducted typically with a small group of students. This article describes the process for implementing 6 high-fidelity simulations with a large group of nursing students.
Creator: Carol Della Ratta, RN MS CCRN
Duration: 3:48
Learn about using team-based learning within a flipped classroom. Students used classroom time to solve problems while developing professional competencies.
Creator: Janet R. Beulow
Duration: 4:27
In their study in the September/October 2014 issue of Nurse Educator, Meghan L. Bell and Janet R. Beulow describe how a patient advocacy service-learning course increased nursing students’ awareness and proficiency in working with the challenges faced by low-income, vulnerable individuals as they attempt to improve their lives and health.
Creator: Deborah M. Price, DNP, RN
Linda Strodtman, PhD, RN
Elizabeth Brough, PhD, RN
Duration: 2:36
Students (N = 134) created a 5-minute narrated digital story using VoiceThread technology. Through the writing and sharing of digital stories, they embraced the personal and complex nature of palliative care.
Creator: Desiree Hensel, PhD, RN
Duration: 3:23
An important outcome of nursing education is the acquisition of an identity consistent with the profession’s core knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes. Hensel and Laux conducted a longitudinal study to describe factors associated with the acquisition of a professional identity over the course of prelicensure education. Learn more about this important study in the September/October 2014 issue of Nurse Educator (39:5).
Creator: Sharon Kumm, MN, MS, CNE, CCRN
Duration: 1:50
We need to remove barriers that prevent nurses from progressing seamlessly from ADN to BSN programs. This statewide study fostered a better understanding of the baccalaureate outcomes by ADN educators, and identified which of the AACN Essentials outcomes were fully met, partially met, and not met in ADN programs. The research provides evidence from which to construct an outcomes-based associate degree to baccalaureate curriculum. Read their article in the September/October 2014 issue of Nurse Educator (39:5).