Interviews with our Authors

Each episode features an interview with an author offering insight and additional information about an article in Nurse Educator.
Creator: Marilyn Oermann
Duration: 13:33
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Dr. Clark shares her research and strategies for nurse educators to use to create a civil educational environment for students and teachers. Dr. Clark is the author of Creating & Sustaining Civility in Nursing Education (2nd ed.) and many articles.
Creator: Marilyn Oermann
Duration: 7:45
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Jean Giddens, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean and Professor, Doris B. Yingling Endowed Chair, VCU School of Nursing, discusses benefits of a concept-based curriculum in nursing. She also shares examples of teaching strategies for linking course concepts to clinical practice for students.
Creator: Marilyn Oermann
Duration: 9:18
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Cynthia Foronda is an Associate Professor at the University of Miami, School of Nursing and Health Studies in Coral Gables, Florida. Dr. Foronda is an expert in educational technology, virtual simulation, and patient safety. She shares trends in nursing education and identifies some new technologies for teaching in nursing. She also defines cultural humility and presents strategies for integrating this concept into nursing curricula.
Creator: Marilyn Oermann
Duration: 8:41
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Carol F. Durham is a Professor of Nursing and Director of the Education-Innovation-Simulation Learning Environment (EISLE) at the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is also the Past President for the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) in Chapel Hill.

In this podcast, Dr. Durham discusses the value of simulation and its use in helping students learn about quality and safety. She also shares ideas for how nurse educators can become leaders in the field and why it is important to take advantage of leadership opportunities.

Creator: Marilyn Oermann
Duration: 9:58
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Debra Hagler, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CNE, CHSE, ANEF, FAAN is a Clinical Professor in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University.

In this podcast, she describes her position (which she designed) and role in faculty development. As Coordinator for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, she provides consultation to nursing faculty in instructional project development and academic writing. In the podcast she discusses the writing groups she leads each semester for faculty.

Creator: Marilyn Oermann
Duration: 18:15
Kathleen Heinrich is a Scholarly Faculty Development Consultant at KTH Consulting in Guilford, CT. In this podcast, Kathleen discusses scholarly etiquette and explains how you can co-create a code of scholarly etiquette in your school of nursing.
Creator: Marilyn Oermann
Duration: 11:14
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Dr. Beitz is Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing-Camden, Rutgers University. She is on the editorial board of Nurse Educator and has won local, regional, and national awards for excellence in teaching, research, and clinical practice. She received the WOC Nurse of Distinction, President’s Awards of the Northeast Region of the WOCN Society, and Masters of Wound Care Award of the American Professional Wound Care Association. Dr. Beitz has successfully combined her role of nurse educator and practitioner into a successful career, which she shares in this podcast.
Creator: Marilyn Oermann
Duration: 9:42
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Dr. Lewallen explains the structure of program evaluation in her school of nursing and involvement of nurse faculty in the evaluation process. She shares strategies of how she engages faculty in examining program outcomes and the data they collect about their students and program. Dr. Lewallen is Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro School of Nursing, where she oversees program evaluation for pre-licensure BSN, RN-BSN, MSN, DNP and PhD programs. She is an accreditation site visitor and team chair, and has experience speaking and consulting about program evaluation.
Creator: Marilyn Oermann
Duration: 12:22
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Dr. Christenbery is an Associate Professor at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, Tennessee. In this podcast, Dr. Christenbery shares his expertise in program evaluation and explains how he developed an interest in this area. He also discusses teaching across programs and advantages of this model.
Creator: Dr. Jennifer L. Lapum, PhD, RN, an associate professor at Ryerson University in the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Toronto
Duration: 10:45
Dr. Lapum is an arts-based and narrative researcher who incorporates arts media into her pedagogical approaches with nursing students. In this podcast she describes using arts-based pedagogy in nursing courses. She also shares examples of creative teaching strategies she has used in her courses and that you can use in yours.
Creator: Erin Killingsworth, PhD, RN
Clinical Assistant Professor & Simulation Coordinator
Louise Herrington School of Nursing
Baylor University
Dallas, TX
Duration: 10:02
Dr. Killingsworth shares the results of her study on the use of technology for testing in nursing education. She also discusses factors that influence the decision to use technology in classroom testing and benefits of technology for testing in nursing courses.
Creator: Dr. Sue Hendricks
Duration: 9:36
Dr. Hendricks shares tips and lessons learned for revising a curriculum and creating a positive environment for this process. She explains how they developed a series of retreats, engaged faculty in the process, and used consensus building.
Creator: Meg Moorman, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Indiana University School of Nursing. She is a women’s health NP and labor and delivery nurse.
Duration: 14:50
Dr. Moorman describes Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), which use art to teach communication and observational skills. She explains how to use these strategies in teaching in nursing and shares examples from her own teaching in which she used this innovative teaching technique with nursing and medical students. Listen to the podcast and read her article in Nurse Educator, and you will be ready to use VTS in your own courses.
Creator: Marilyn Oermann, PhD
Duration: 9:45
Dr. Camille Payne describes her study in which laboratory faculty developed a creative strategy to reduce student stress during assessment of skills. Mock competencies were structured for students to participate in peer-to-peer evaluations in simulated competency assessments. Peer evaluation improved first-round pass rates for skills competency assessments. Dr. Payne also shares strategies for nurse educators to develop their scholarship and some practical tips for getting support from other colleagues.
Creator: Marilyn Oermann, PhD
Duration: 8:23
Dr. Gatlin describes the development of a dedicated education unit in her school of nursing, her study of its outcomes, and implications for other nursing programs.
Creator: Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Duration: 10:40
Dr. O’Brien describes her research comparing nursing students' satisfaction with peer-student validation for learning basic skills and the traditional method of only the teacher assessing students’ skills. She explains the outcomes of her study: peer-student validation was a highly effective method to use, and students transferred their skills to clinical practice. Dr. O’Brien shares implications of this study for teaching skills across all levels of nursing education.
Creator: Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Duration: 16:01
Student success has been linked to a supportive academic environment and faculty involvement. The college experience can be stressful for any nursing student. Transgender nursing students experience the additional stress of being in the gender minority. Dr. Levesque describes her research about the needs of transgender nursing students and discusses strategies to support student academic and social success.
Creator: Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Duration: 9:42
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Dr. Chmil is a leading expert on simulation. In this podcast she explains why teachers need a theoretical framework for simulation design and the use of an experiential learning design. She also discusses the development of simulation in nursing, importance of prebriefing and what it is, and need for teacher preparation for leading simulations.