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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157771
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Meeting Demands for 21st Century Educators
Abstract:
Meeting Demands for 21st Century Educators
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2009
Author:Komnenich, Pauline, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Arizona State University, College of Nursing & Healthcare Innovation
Title:Professor
Contact Address:500 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ, 85004-0698, USA
Contact Telephone:602-496-0861
Co-Authors:David Hrabe, PhD, RN, Clinical Associate Professor
Purpose/Aim: The purpose of this project was to enhance Arizona State University College of Nursing & Healthcare Innovation's (ASU CONHI) graduate nursing program by developing, implementing and evaluating a comprehensive, flexible and cutting-edge online Nurse EDucator (NED) graduate program of study. Three objectives led to an infrastructure for a paradigm shift away from faculty-centered and classroom-bound education to a learner-centered, virtual environment. A fundamentally redesigned, online, year-round curriculum (Objective 1), aggressive recruitment of minority students (Objective 2), and incorporation of handheld computers in teaching practica (Objective 3) were among key strategies in the methodology. This dynamic enhancement and expansion of NED for Master's and post-Master's students was designed to meet the dual demand of adequate supply and preparation of nurse educators for teaching in the 21st century.  The project spanned eight specialty areas in the graduate curriculum of the ASU CONHI and thereby broadened its outreach to potential nurse educators in a variety of specialties. Rationale/Background: Four critical elements related to the national faculty shortage (AACN 2003; 2005; 2007 and NLN 2006): (1) the increased number of part-time faculty (especially clinical faculty) and concomitant decreased number of full-time faculty, (2) the increased number of nurse faculty facing retirement age, (3) the increased number of students placed on wait lists for admission to nursing programs because of limited numbers of faculty and (4) the lack of preparation of a large number of nursing faculty at the master's and doctoral level. This proposal addressed the need for well-prepared nurse educators and a fundamental paradigm shift from a single faculty operating in an instructor-centered, "land-based" curriculum to a team approach valuing a dynamic, learner-centered environment. Outcomes Achieved: A redesigned nurse educator curriculum including technological, culturally sensitive and learner-centered pedagogies. Multiple pathways to achieve advanced preparation in nursing education leading to a M.S. degree, Graduate Certificate, or courses that can be applied to a PhD or DNP. Increased enrollment and preparation of culturally competent nurse educator students from minority and underserved populations. Enhancement of NED students' and faculty competencies to teach traditional/non-traditional students in traditional/non-traditional settings.  Conclusion: The program is now offered as a Master's degree program with course options integrated into the PhD and supplemental to the DNP.  It has made a substantial contribution to preparing nurse faculty for the rigors of teaching in the 21st Century.  Improving educator capability to deal with the vast amounts of information in the academic and practice setting as well as better preparing them for mentoring students in this fast pace, high technology atmosphere is essential.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMeeting Demands for 21st Century Educatorsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157771-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Meeting Demands for 21st Century Educators</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Komnenich, Pauline, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Arizona State University, College of Nursing &amp; Healthcare Innovation</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">500 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ, 85004-0698, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">602-496-0861</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">paulina@asu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">David Hrabe, PhD, RN, Clinical Associate Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose/Aim: The purpose of this project was to enhance Arizona State University College of Nursing &amp; Healthcare Innovation's (ASU CONHI) graduate nursing program by developing, implementing and evaluating a comprehensive, flexible and cutting-edge online Nurse EDucator (NED) graduate program of study. Three objectives led to an infrastructure for a paradigm shift away from faculty-centered and classroom-bound education to a learner-centered, virtual environment. A fundamentally redesigned, online, year-round curriculum (Objective 1), aggressive recruitment of minority students (Objective 2), and incorporation of handheld computers in teaching practica (Objective 3) were among key strategies in the methodology.&nbsp;This dynamic enhancement and expansion of NED for Master's and post-Master's students was designed to meet the dual demand of adequate supply and preparation of nurse educators for teaching in the 21st century.&nbsp; The project spanned eight specialty areas in the graduate curriculum of the ASU CONHI and thereby broadened its outreach to potential nurse educators in a variety of specialties.&nbsp;Rationale/Background: Four critical elements related to the national faculty shortage (AACN 2003; 2005; 2007 and NLN 2006): (1) the increased number of part-time faculty (especially clinical faculty) and concomitant decreased number of full-time faculty, (2) the increased number of nurse faculty facing retirement age, (3) the increased number of students placed on wait lists for admission to nursing programs because of limited numbers of faculty and (4) the lack of preparation of a large number of nursing faculty at the master's and doctoral level. This proposal addressed the need for well-prepared nurse educators and a fundamental paradigm shift from a single faculty operating in an instructor-centered, &quot;land-based&quot; curriculum to a team approach valuing a dynamic, learner-centered environment.&nbsp;Outcomes Achieved: A redesigned nurse educator curriculum including technological, culturally sensitive and learner-centered pedagogies. Multiple pathways to achieve advanced preparation in nursing education leading to a M.S. degree, Graduate Certificate, or courses that can be applied to a PhD or DNP. Increased enrollment and preparation of culturally competent nurse educator students from minority and underserved populations. Enhancement of NED students' and faculty competencies to teach traditional/non-traditional students in traditional/non-traditional settings.&nbsp; Conclusion: The program is now offered as a Master's degree program with course options integrated into the PhD and supplemental to the DNP.&nbsp; It has made a substantial contribution to preparing nurse faculty for the rigors of teaching in the 21st Century.&nbsp; Improving educator capability to deal with the vast amounts of information in the academic and practice setting as well as better preparing them for mentoring students in this fast pace, high technology atmosphere is essential.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:11:19Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:11:19Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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