Preceptorship and Innovation: Connecting Preceptors Through a Virtual Learning Environment

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162144
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Preceptorship and Innovation: Connecting Preceptors Through a Virtual Learning Environment
Author(s):
Myrick, Florence; Caplan, Wendy
Author Details:
Florence Myrick, RN, PhD, Professor of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, email: florence.myrick@ualberta.ca; Wendy Caplan
Abstract:
CASN Nursing Academic Leadership Conference: Today, preceptorship is the preferred approach to the final clinical practicum in college and university nursing programs. Preceptorship is designed to socialize students into their role as professional nurses, promote their confidence and competence and cultivate their critical thinking. Currently there is no mechanism in place to adequately support the ongoing teaching/learning needs of distant preceptors. Our project leverages our established research and teaching experience in preceptorship with technologies that allow us to create an accessible and engaging learning environment. This virtual learning environment is designed to support preceptors, improve the quality of the student practicum experience and enhance professional teaching capacity. Moving online permits us to develop content and materials that encourage interaction and dialogue while creating a social learning space in which our local, national and international preceptors can interact. An important outcome of this educational process is participant connection and engagement in dialogue. Using Blackboard Vista, Elluminate, and educational learning experiences that encourage preceptor interaction and engagement, preceptors are afforded the opportunity to connect with the learning materials and with each other. Upon completion of this project, our vision is to create a virtual interprofessional learning community to include preceptors, students and educators in the professional disciplines.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2008
Conference Name:
CASN Nursing Academic Leadership Conference
Conference Host:
Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing
Conference Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Description:
Conference theme: Nursing Academic Leadership in Action; Strategies for Success, 8 - 11 May, 2008. Held at the Hilton Downtown, Toronto.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePreceptorship and Innovation: Connecting Preceptors Through a Virtual Learning Environmenten_GB
dc.contributor.authorMyrick, Florenceen_US
dc.contributor.authorCaplan, Wendyen_US
dc.author.detailsFlorence Myrick, RN, PhD, Professor of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, email: florence.myrick@ualberta.ca; Wendy Caplanen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162144-
dc.description.abstractCASN Nursing Academic Leadership Conference: Today, preceptorship is the preferred approach to the final clinical practicum in college and university nursing programs. Preceptorship is designed to socialize students into their role as professional nurses, promote their confidence and competence and cultivate their critical thinking. Currently there is no mechanism in place to adequately support the ongoing teaching/learning needs of distant preceptors. Our project leverages our established research and teaching experience in preceptorship with technologies that allow us to create an accessible and engaging learning environment. This virtual learning environment is designed to support preceptors, improve the quality of the student practicum experience and enhance professional teaching capacity. Moving online permits us to develop content and materials that encourage interaction and dialogue while creating a social learning space in which our local, national and international preceptors can interact. An important outcome of this educational process is participant connection and engagement in dialogue. Using Blackboard Vista, Elluminate, and educational learning experiences that encourage preceptor interaction and engagement, preceptors are afforded the opportunity to connect with the learning materials and with each other. Upon completion of this project, our vision is to create a virtual interprofessional learning community to include preceptors, students and educators in the professional disciplines.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T09:57:42Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T09:57:42Z-
dc.conference.date2008-
dc.conference.nameCASN Nursing Academic Leadership Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostCanadian Association of Schools of Nursingen_US
dc.conference.locationToronto, Ontario, Canadaen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: Nursing Academic Leadership in Action; Strategies for Success, 8 - 11 May, 2008. Held at the Hilton Downtown, Toronto.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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