Building a Critical Mass of Masters and Doctorally Prepared Advanced Practice Nurses in Rural Communities

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151199
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Presentation
Title:
Building a Critical Mass of Masters and Doctorally Prepared Advanced Practice Nurses in Rural Communities
Abstract:
Building a Critical Mass of Masters and Doctorally Prepared Advanced Practice Nurses in Rural Communities
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Swan, Beth Ann, PhD, CRNP, FAAN
P.I. Institution Name:Thomas Jefferson University
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Anthony J. Frisby, PhD; Mary Powell, PhD, CRNP; Ksenia G. Zukowsky, PhD, CRNP; Lori Lauver, PhD; Margaret Mary West, DNSc, RN; Alexis Marsella, BA
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] The purposes of the proposed presentation are to 1) describe the implementation of a master's of science in nursing (MSN) program and doctor of nursing practice (DNP) program by providing access to rigorous distance education to students living in rural communities; 2) discuss building a critical mass of master's and doctorally prepared advanced practice nurse experts in rural communities; and 3) share formative and summative evaluation information. Through funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions, Division of Nursing, the Jefferson School of Nursing (JSN) expanded its MSN program currently offered at the urban Philadelphia campus to the rural campus in Danville. Using the methodologies of live web-casting and live video over the Internet, distance students are afforded the opportunity to participate in a live classroom setting rather than experience the static distance methodology of reading through lectures themselves. For example, during the clinical courses, the faculty teaches onsite in Philadelphia webcasting to students in their rural homes so that they can view and hear the lecture. These newer technologies make possible real-time faculty-student dialogue, student-to-student dialogue, and enhance socialization. Furthermore, the use of advanced technologies allows distance students to discuss with peers and faculty alike, in real time, the problems, successes, and questions which arise during class and clinical practica, thereby enhancing critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning skills. This urban-rural partnership addresses increasing demands for educating greater numbers of master's and doctorally prepared advanced practice nurses to work in north and central rural Pennsylvania thus promoting access to health care in rural underserved communities.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBuilding a Critical Mass of Masters and Doctorally Prepared Advanced Practice Nurses in Rural Communitiesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151199-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Building a Critical Mass of Masters and Doctorally Prepared Advanced Practice Nurses in Rural Communities</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Swan, Beth Ann, PhD, CRNP, FAAN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Thomas Jefferson University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">beth.swan@jefferson.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Anthony J. Frisby, PhD; Mary Powell, PhD, CRNP; Ksenia G. Zukowsky, PhD, CRNP; Lori Lauver, PhD; Margaret Mary West, DNSc, RN; Alexis Marsella, BA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] The purposes of the proposed presentation are to 1) describe the implementation of a master's of science in nursing (MSN) program and doctor of nursing practice (DNP) program by providing access to rigorous distance education to students living in rural communities; 2) discuss building a critical mass of master's and doctorally prepared advanced practice nurse experts in rural communities; and 3) share formative and summative evaluation information. Through funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions, Division of Nursing, the Jefferson School of Nursing (JSN) expanded its MSN program currently offered at the urban Philadelphia campus to the rural campus in Danville. Using the methodologies of live web-casting and live video over the Internet, distance students are afforded the opportunity to participate in a live classroom setting rather than experience the static distance methodology of reading through lectures themselves. For example, during the clinical courses, the faculty teaches onsite in Philadelphia webcasting to students in their rural homes so that they can view and hear the lecture. These newer technologies make possible real-time faculty-student dialogue, student-to-student dialogue, and enhance socialization. Furthermore, the use of advanced technologies allows distance students to discuss with peers and faculty alike, in real time, the problems, successes, and questions which arise during class and clinical practica, thereby enhancing critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning skills. This urban-rural partnership addresses increasing demands for educating greater numbers of master's and doctorally prepared advanced practice nurses to work in north and central rural Pennsylvania thus promoting access to health care in rural underserved communities.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:54:48Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:54:48Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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