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College of Health Sciences Faculty Share Expertise at 2015 Idaho Nurse Educator Conference

Many College of Health Sciences faculty shared their expertise at the annual Idaho Nurse Educator Conference held in the Boise State Student Union Building on April 9.

Concurrent Session One presenters included:

  • Kelley Connor, School of Nursing, and Cara Gallegos, School of Nursing: “Does Gaming Improve Student Learning Outcomes?”
  • Jane Grassley, School of Nursing: “Easing the Transition from Expert Clinical to Novice Nurse Educator: A Mentoring Toolkit”
  • Kathy Reavy, School of Nursing: “Inquiry and Leadership: Adventures in Writing”

Concurrent Session Two presenters included:

  • Cathy Deckys, School of  Nursing: “Idaho Schools of Nursing Collaborate to Provide Meningitis Vaccine to College Students”
  • Molly Prengaman, School of Nursing, and Max Veltman, School of Nursing: “Nurse Practitioner Faculty Working with Victims of Violence: A New Dimension of the Faculty Practice Model”
  • Kelley Connor, School of Nursing, and Eldon Walker, School of Nursing: “Educational Technology Tools”

Concurrent Session Three presenters included:

  • Marty Downey, School of Nursing: “IDeas and Possibilities for Holistic Nursing Concepts: A Hybrid Course”
  • Pam Gehrke, School of Nursing: “Beyond Busywork: Designing Writing Assignments for Engaged Learning”
  • Mark Siemon, School of Nursing, and Jaime Sand, School of Allied Health Sciences Department of Community and Environmental Health: “Teaching the Triple Aim of Healthcare Reform in Interprofessional and Nursing Ed”
  • Janet Willhaus, School of Nursing: “Medications and Storytelling: Using the ACES Cases to Teach Pharmacology”

The keynote speech, “Best Practices in Nursing Education”, was given by Marilyn H. Oermann, the Thelma M. Ingles Professor of Nursing and Director of Evaluation and Educational Research at Duke University School of Nursing. Oermann is the Editor-in-Chief of Nurse Educator and the Journal of Nursing Care Quality. She is also the author/co-author of 17 books, 145 articles in peer reviewed journals, and many other types of publications. Oermann has written extensively on teaching and evaluation in nursing, and she lectures widely on nursing education topics. She is a member of the American Academy of Nursing and National League for Nursing (NLN) Academy of Nursing Education. She received the NLN Award for Excellence in Nursing Education Research and the Sigma Theta Tau International Elizabeth Russell Belford Award for Excellence in Education.