Original ArticlesCOVID-19 Telehealth Fair Partnership for Capacity Building in Primary Care NursingShirey, Maria R. PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, ANEF, FNAP, FACHE, FAAN; Bruck, Meg MSHI; Patton, Emily DNP, CRNP, FNP-C; Bowers, Deborah DNP, DMin, MDiv, CRNP, FNP-C; Watts, Penni I. PhD, RN, CHSE-A, FSSH Author Information University of Aabama at Birmingham School of Nursing (Drs Shirey, Patton, Bowers, and Watts and Ms Bruck). Correspondence: Maria R. Shirey, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, ANEF, FNAP, FACHE, FAAN, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing, 1720 2nd Ave S, NB 322, Birmingham, AL 35294 ([email protected]). The authors acknowledge the support of members of their Registered Nurses in Primary Care Grant team (Drs Shawona Daniel, Whitney Pollio, Cori Johnson, Lynn Nichols, and Wei Su) and members of the UAB School of Nursing Office of Technology and Innovation, Telehealth Workgroup (Dr Jackie Moss, Ms Sherri Hafley, and Dr Tedra Smith) for their assistance in the development and implementation of the telehealth fairs. The authors also thank their clinical partners for supporting them in their train-the-trainer sessions. This work was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under: • Grant # UK1HP31707 (Building a Resilient Primary Care Registered Nurse Workforce for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control in Alabama), July 2018 to June 2022. • Grant # T1PHP39094-01-00 (Registered Nurses in Primary Care COVID), May 2020 to April 2021. The information and conclusions presented are those of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by, HRSA, HHS, or the US government. Nursing Administration Quarterly: April/June 2022 - Volume 46 - Issue 2 - p 113-124 doi: 10.1097/NAQ.0000000000000517 Buy Metrics Abstract Telehealth in health care delivery grew exponentially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. This growth occurred because of necessity, yet requires capacity building to maximize the technology's use. In this article, we discuss the development, implementation, and evaluation of a telehealth fair to build capacity in the use of telehealth technology within primary care nursing. The telehealth fair consisted of didactic and simulation components. Undergraduate and graduate nursing students completed the telehealth fair supported by a team of 12 nursing faculty and 6 clinical partner sites. Findings suggest statistically significant increases in student self-assessment of knowledge in telehealth, self-confidence in the use of telehealth, and readiness in the use of telehealth technology. Participant satisfaction following completion of the telehealth fair was high, with average scores of 4.2 to 4.58 (out of 5) for the didactic and 4.57 to 4.86 for the simulation components. The telehealth fair provided an invaluable opportunity for participants to enhance their learning relative to telehealth within primary care nursing. The experience also provided an opportunity for students to gain clinical hours during a pandemic when clinical placements in the community were limited. The experience also enhanced telehealth practice readiness of nursing students entering the workforce. © 2022 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.