Sharing Resources through a Regional Educational Collaborative: An Innovative Strategy to Deliver Psychiatric-Mental Health Coursework

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/253888
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Sharing Resources through a Regional Educational Collaborative: An Innovative Strategy to Deliver Psychiatric-Mental Health Coursework
Author(s):
Tompkins-Dobbs, Karen; Pomatto, Mary Carol G.; Bitner, Linda; Giefer, Cheryl K.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Gamma Upsilon
Author Details:
Karen Tompkins-Dobbs, MSN, ketompki@pittstate.edu; Mary Carol G. Pomatto, EdD, ARNP-CNS; Linda Bitner, MSN, EdS; Cheryl K. Giefer, PhD, FNP-C
Abstract:

Poster presented on Thursday, September 20, 2012, Friday, September 21, 2012

Background:  The current nursing faculty shortage and economic situation affecting higher education challenges nursing programs to devise innovative strategies to meet the educational needs of the student.  As far back as 2005, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) conveyed a message stating the faculty nursing shortage had reached critical levels.  The AACN is forming alliances with schools and policy makers to address these issues (2011).  The Institute of Medicine (IOM) put forth in 2010 the statement relating the need for schools of nursing to collaborate with other professional schools combining their classroom resources and clinical training opportunities.  These partnerships will build relationships and encourage continuous education on the continuum of higher education from associate level to baccalaureate level and beyond.

SignificanceThe Department of Nursing of Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas, Labette Community College, Parsons, Kansas and Fort Scott Community College, Fort Scott, Kansas developed the Southeast Kansas Nursing Education Collaboration (SEKNEC). Institutional proximity and a long history of institutional partnering led to sharing of faculty and other resources for teaching/learning.  The SEKNEC has been approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing as a pilot program.  This collaboration was developed in answer to the shortage of mental health nursing faculty at the associate degree level and the request for assistance from the baccalaureate nursing program. 

Summary Recommendations:  In keeping with key recommendations from AACN and IOM, (encouraging collaboration amongst professional schools in an effort to combine classroom resources) the SEKNEC plans to continue development and implementation of this strategy for delivering Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing content. This collaborative effort will maximize student learning experiences through shared faculty expertise and university resources.  The pilot project will be evaluated by student and faculty satisfaction and ongoing peer review of module development.

Keywords:
collaboration; nursing faculty shortage; mental health
Repository Posting Date:
29-Nov-2012
Date of Publication:
29-Nov-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
Leadership Forum 2012
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Leadership Forum 2012 Theme: Nursing Leadership: Impact at Every Level. Held at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSharing Resources through a Regional Educational Collaborative: An Innovative Strategy to Deliver Psychiatric-Mental Health Courseworken_GB
dc.contributor.authorTompkins-Dobbs, Karenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPomatto, Mary Carol G.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorBitner, Lindaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGiefer, Cheryl K.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentGamma Upsilonen_GB
dc.author.detailsKaren Tompkins-Dobbs, MSN, ketompki@pittstate.edu; Mary Carol G. Pomatto, EdD, ARNP-CNS; Linda Bitner, MSN, EdS; Cheryl K. Giefer, PhD, FNP-Cen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/253888-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on Thursday, September 20, 2012, Friday, September 21, 2012</p> <b>Background:</b><b> </b>&nbsp;The current nursing faculty shortage and economic situation affecting higher education challenges nursing programs to devise innovative strategies to meet the educational needs of the student.&nbsp; As far back as 2005, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) conveyed a message stating the faculty nursing shortage had reached critical levels.&nbsp; The AACN is forming alliances with schools and policy makers to address these issues (2011).&nbsp; The Institute of Medicine (IOM) put forth in 2010 the statement relating the need for schools of nursing to collaborate with other professional schools combining their classroom resources and clinical training opportunities.&nbsp; These partnerships will build relationships and encourage continuous education on the continuum of higher education from associate level to baccalaureate level and beyond. <p><b>Significance</b><b>:&nbsp; </b>The Department of Nursing of Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas, Labette Community College, Parsons, Kansas and Fort Scott Community College, Fort Scott, Kansas developed the Southeast Kansas Nursing Education Collaboration (SEKNEC). Institutional proximity and a long history of institutional partnering led to sharing of faculty and other resources for teaching/learning.&nbsp; The SEKNEC has been approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing as a pilot program.&nbsp; This collaboration was developed in answer to the shortage of mental health nursing faculty at the associate degree level and the request for assistance from the baccalaureate nursing program.&nbsp; <p><b>Summary Recommendations</b>:&nbsp; In keeping with key recommendations from AACN and IOM, (encouraging collaboration amongst professional schools in an effort to combine classroom resources) the SEKNEC plans to continue development and implementation of this strategy for delivering Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing content. This collaborative effort will maximize student learning experiences through shared faculty expertise and university resources.&nbsp; The pilot project will be evaluated by student and faculty satisfaction and ongoing peer review of module development.en_GB
dc.subjectcollaborationen_GB
dc.subjectnursing faculty shortageen_GB
dc.subjectmental healthen_GB
dc.date.available2012-11-29T13:39:19Z-
dc.date.issued2012-11-29-
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-29T13:39:19Z-
dc.conference.date2012en_GB
dc.conference.nameLeadership Forum 2012en_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.descriptionLeadership Forum 2012 Theme: Nursing Leadership: Impact at Every Level. Held at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolisen_GB
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