OADN PRECONVENTION WORKSHOPS
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE FOR ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT (L.E.A.D) | Workshop 100
Presented by Susan Moyer, RN, MS, CNSPH | Deborah L. Center MSN, RN, CNS, CTACC
What will I learn in this course? Content specific to nursing leadership responsibilities in academic nursing programs will be presented by expert faculty from the Colorado Center of Nursing Excellence. Subjects will include Effectively Communicating in Difficult Situations, Coaching in the Moment, Roles and Responsibilities of Human Resource Management and Healthy Boundaries and Resiliency. Academic leaders will develop greater skills and expertise in communication and relationship management, leadership and professional development.
The target audience for this pre-conference workshop is nursing faculty, deans and directors, those with administrative responsibilities in academic programs, or those who are interested in moving into administrative position. For more information on the Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence please visit our website: http://coloradonursingcenter.org/
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Workshops 101-104)
BUILDING YOUR BRIDGE TO SUCCESSFUL NURSING ACCREDITATION | Workshop 101
Presented by Marcy Stoll, EdD, MSN | Nell Ard PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Having an accredited nursing program is often optional. However, many state regulatory agencies are beginning to mandate that nursing programs have national specialized accreditation. Additionally, many employers are only hiring graduates from an accredited program. The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) supports the interests of nursing education, nursing practice and the public by the functions of accreditation. The goals of the ACEN are to strengthen educational quality, to advocate for self-regulation in nursing education, to promote the peer review process and to foster education equity, access, opportunity, mobility and preparation for employment.This workshop will focus on an overview of the ACEN accreditation process for programs having a reaccreditation visit as well as the candidacy process for programs seeking initial accreditation visit. This workshop will provide an overview of the 2017 ACEN Standards and Criteria. The intent of the workshop is to discuss the benefits of accreditation, to provide the participant with a better understanding of the accreditation process and to assist nursing programs in developing a bridge to a successful accreditation visit whether as a program-seeking initial accreditation or reaccreditation. During this workshop, the participant will have a better understanding of the components necessary to prepare for a successful accreditation visit.
QSEN NOW-CLASS, LAB AND CLINICAL STRATEGIES TO USE TODAY | Workshop 102
Presented by Timothy Bristol, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
This hands-on event will guide participants through the six competencies found in Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) that serve as a foundational framework for learning. QSEN helps to ensure that every class, lab/simulation and clinical learning experience is effective in developing critical thinking and clinical judgment. These competencies build the knowledge, skills and attitudes essential to all nurses in all environments and specialties. Participants in this session will experience a learning strategy for each of the six competencies that can be used in class, lab/simulation and clinical. Emphasis will be placed on budget-neutral activities that can be implemented right away. No curricular revision needed. Begin today.
FOUR BIG REASONS WHY NCLEX® SCORES ARE SO LOW AND HOW TO FIX THEM | Workshop 103
Presented by Tina Rayfield, MSN, RN, BS, PA-C
Educators want their students to have academic success. They strive to create a safe, effective and competent nurse at graduation. Students are entering colleges and universities with expectations that the tuition they or their parents pay and their hard work will provide what they need for safe practice in the wonderful profession of nursing. Can your institution provide this consistently with great certainty? According to statistics provided by the National Council State Board of Nursing, nursing programs are struggling with record low pass rates. Can our graduates count on our institutions to meet their needs to be successful on the NCLEX® and to meet the evolving needs of their new profession? What does it take to make sure that what is being taught in the classroom is meeting the current nursing standards? Some of the biggest reasons why student outcomes are unsuccessful on NCLEX® have been identified. Join us for an entertaining and enlightening consultation at this OADN Pre-Conference Workshop. The significance of this workshop will be evidenced by the increase of NCLEX® pass rates by the participants.
ACTIVE LEARNING IN NURSING EDUCATION | Workshop 104
Presented by Cheryl Spencer, PhD, RN
This workshop is geared toward the new nurse educator who is looking for ways to create an interactive classroom. Active learning can be integrated into lecture and in campus labs. It can enhance knowledge acquisition and contribute to clinical application. Active learning can broaden the learning environment by including students who are passive learners. It offers opportunities for the learning environment to be a shared space where everyone contributes. Nursing is not a spectator sport, thus opportunities to be interactive should begin in training. This active learning workshop can also be beneficial to the experienced educator who may discover new ways to reach a new group of students. This four-hour workshop will help faculty identify areas within the curriculum that could benefit from an active learning environment. It will address the basics or fundamentals of nursing that are essential in every aspect of nursing school and practice. It will include the complex patient situations that are common in healthcare. The learning activities will demonstrate how to scaffold learning activities from simple to complex through simple skills, interactive situations and decision-making activities. This workshop will also demonstrate several active tools that can enhance the learning environment.