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Virtually Nursing: Emerging Technologies in Nursing Education

Video Author: Cynthia L. Foronda, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Published on: 01.18.2017
Associated with: Nurse Educator. 42(1):14-17, January/February 2017

Augmented reality and virtual simulation technologies in nursing education are burgeoning. Technologies present opportunities to improve teaching efforts, better engage students, and transform nursing education. This video and article present newly emerged products and systems that nurse educators should know about.

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Creator: Elizabeth A. Tinnon, RN, CNE
Duration: 2:24
The code of ethics for nurses was written for nurses in all settings. However, the language focuses primarily on the nurse in context of the patient relationship, which may make it difficult for nurse educators to internalize the code to inform their teaching practice. In this video and accompanying article, Dr. Tinnon explores the code of ethics and explains how you can use it to guide your teaching.
Creator: Lorraine Rusch, PhD
Cindy Slone, PhD
Duration: 3:28
Learn about the dedicated education unit (DEU) model of clinical nursing education from these experts. Although nursing programs have used the DEU model for years, the literature provides minimal direction to assist faculty in transitioning from traditional clinical teaching to the DEU model. The authors explain in the video and article how to teach in a DEU. They discuss resources faculty can develop to help all involved understand teaching roles and desired learning outcomes in the DEU model.
Creator: Shea Polancich, Linda Moneyham, Glenda Smith, and David James
Duration: 6:10
Effectively teaching clinical data management and analysis in a doctor of nursing (DNP) program requires attention to developing skills that foster improvement at the bedside. The authors describe their new DNP course on clinical data management and analysis. View the video and then read the article, which also reports opportunities to improve translation and application of the content in the course to the scholarly practice project.
Creator: Penny Sauer
Duration: 2:38
This video and the accompanying article report findings from a study on peer incivility among nursing students and the impact of incivility on students’ physical and mental health and their stress. Students who experienced high levels of peer incivility had lower mental health scores, lower physical health scores, and higher stress levels. Dr. Sauer describes the study in this video and provides more details about it in the article including strategies for nursing faculty.
Creator: Jean Dowling Dols, Mary M. Hoke, and Maureen L. Rauschhuber
Duration: 2:27
Drs. Dols, Hoke, and Rauschhuber share their research study on the outcomes of an educational innovation in which students completed online human subjects training followed by a mock institutional review board (IRB) simulation. The study demonstrated that knowledge acquisition is not enough to acquire the ethical reasoning skills needed to implement health care research. Situational context is also needed to envision the application of ethical principles. Learn more about the study in this video and the accompanying article.
Creator: Jill Ellen Vihos, Loreen Pollard, Moira Bazin, Denaine Lozza, Penny MacDonald, Nadine Moniz, and Dorothy Spies
Duration: 3:37
If you use debriefing with simulation, learn how these authors used debriefing at the end of a laboratory skills class. The authors examined the cognitive, affective, and social learning outcomes of debriefing sessions. Survey questionnaires were administered to 378 prelicensure nursing students after their nursing skills laboratory class that included a debriefing session. Most students either agreed or strongly agreed that debriefing facilitated the discussion about their lab experience and reflection on learning.
Creator: Deborah Cullen, Susan M. McLennon, Taylor Hartman, Carol Sheih, Caitlin Pike, and Hena Shah
Duration: 3:11
Mentoring is critical for nursing faculty, but what mentoring strategies work best? The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate the effectiveness of mentoring strategies for nursing faculty progression and productivity in the nontenure track. Sixty articles were included in the review. Findings revealed that nontenure track nursing faculty require planned programs and mentoring strategies unique to their role and abilities. Schools of nursing can improve on faculty progression, scholarship, and career growth by providing structured mentoring activity. Learn about mentoring strategies in this video from the authors, then follow up by reading the article.
Creator: Majeda M. El-Banna, PhD, RN
Duration: 4:57
Students in a second-degree accelerated BSN program experience a rigorous curriculum and fast-paced introduction to nursing. In this video and article, Dr El-Banna described her study that examined the relationships among students’ self-esteem, motivation, learning strategies, demographic characteristics, and academic achievement. Among other findings, some demographic characteristics influenced the type of motivation and learning strategies students preferred but did not influence their current academic performance.
Creator: Julie Woodworth, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE
Duration: 1:39
Adjunct nurse educators have become a primary facilitator of students’ clinical learning in nursing education. However, studies are lacking as to variables that correlate with their intent to stay teaching. Dr. Woodworth discusses her study on demographic variables that had an impact on adjunct clinical educators’ decisions about whether to leave a teaching position in an associate degree nursing program. Full-time employment in addition to teaching as an adjunct faculty member predicted intent to leave the role. This is a must view video and article to read!
Creator: Michelle Aebersold, PhD
Duration: 2:10
Dr. Aebersold describes the development of a new simulation-based course designed to remediate the clinical skills of prelicensure nursing students and the multidimensional method used to evaluate this new course. Evaluation of the course was guided by Kirkpatrick’s levels of training. The Quint Leveled Clinical Competency Tool was used to evaluate students’ clinical competencies. Success of the course was found in 3 levels of evaluation. If you are using simulation in your nursing program, be sure to watch this video and read the article – then share them with your colleagues.
Creator: Kimberly A. Forst, DNP, RN
Duration: 3:50
Student nurse athletes may experience difficulties achieving academic success in their nursing program. Dr. Forst identified facilitators, barriers, and motivators of student nurse athletes that can affect to their academic success. Athletes ranked time management and prioritization as critical skills for success in the nursing program. Her study also reinforced the importance of academic support services for student nurse athletes. Learn more about this interesting study in the video and article.
Creator: Nicole E. Warren, PhD, MPH, CNM
Diana Baptiste, DNP, MSN, RN
Duration: 3:15
The authors describe the diversity-related video they developed and its impact on clinical nurse educators. Their evaluation found that educators' knowledge, perceived skills, and confidence in creating a diversity-friendly learning environment were positively affected. Instructors’ awareness of their own biases did not improve significantly, thus suggesting the need for continued emphasis on self-assessment. The video was considered relevant and was supported by most educators, suggesting that similar videos may be an acceptable strategy for engaging them in diversity-related issues. Watch the video and then be sure to read the article.
Creator: Marianne R. Jeffreys, EdD, RN
June M. Como, EdD, RN
Danna L. Curcio, PhD, RNC, FNP
Marie S. Giordano, PhD, RN
Duration: 3:32
The desire to enhance cross-curriculum connectedness and collaboration across programs was prompted after the authors did a thorough self-examination of the programs offered in their School. They developed a new model for their School that included a new cross-curriculum coordinator role. The video and article introduce the model and framework, which are easily adapted for use across various nursing programs and settings. Don’t miss this video and reading this article.
Creator: Cathy R. Fulton, RN, ANP-BC, FNP-BC
Carol Clark, DNP, RN, FNP-BC
Stephanie Dickinson, MStat
Duration: 3:17
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Creator: Arlene Pericak, DA, RN, FNP-C, FAANP
Duration: 2:40
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Creator: Camille Reese and Mona Brown Ketner
Duration: 4:47
Nurse educators from the Northwest Area Health Education Center developed a Nurse Educator Institute to prepare clinicians to serve as clinical instructors in schools of nursing. They developed 4 modules that include key content areas for effective teaching in the clinical setting. Participants have options to practice skills they learn during the program.
Creator: Raney Linck and Barbara Champlin
Duration: 4:32
Veterans have unique health care needs that must be addressed. Seventy-five percent of veterans are treated outside Veteran Health Administration facilities, so all health care providers should be educated on how to better serve veterans and their families. Nurses are in a prime position to lead the way in these efforts, beginning in prelicensure nursing education. The authors describe a model and share exemplars for integrating veteran-centered care into an existing curriculum, from beginning through advanced levels. You will enjoy this video and be sure to read their article.
Creator: Suzanna Marnocha, PhD, RN, CCRN
Duration: 6:34
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Creator: Jamie Hansen, PhD, RN, CNE
Duration: 3:04
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Creator: Melody K. Eaton, PhD, MBA, RN
Duration: 5:23
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