Engaging and Leading RN to BSN Faculty: Creative Use of an Online Learning System

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308108
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Engaging and Leading RN to BSN Faculty: Creative Use of an Online Learning System
Author(s):
Hoffpauir, Rebecca; Sabin, Allison V. Sabin; Short, Jean M. Short
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Eta Chi
Author Details:
Rebecca Hoffpauir, MSN, RN, becky.hoffpauir@indwes.edu; Allison V. Sabin Sabin, MSN; Jean M. Short Short, MSN, BSN
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013

June (2008) reported almost 70% of teaching faculty in the United States are employed part-time.  With larger numbers of adjunct faculty, the need for consistency, effective communication, and a connection with the institution becomes challenging (Johnson & Stevens, 2008). 

In a study of nursing faculty perspectives of the workplace, Kuehn (2010) reported common themes of connecting, collaboration and care as significant to fostering a healthy academic workplace. With utilization of part time/adjunct faculty in RN to BSN programs, the challenge exists to create environments where faculty can communicate collegially, share strategies, contribute to curriculum development, and participate in professional development. The use of an online learning system is an efficient venue for meeting these challenges. 

Faculty from a large university RN to BSN program led an initiative to establish formal faculty meetings utilizing Blackboard, an online learning system. Collaborating with university stakeholders, the faculty team created formal quarterly online meetings.  Effective program changes and initiatives have resulted from the online faculty meeting experiences. This online initiative will be described which promotes communication, faculty development, and mentoring. Implementation, challenges, and lessons learned from the experience will be presented.

 Learner objectives

 The learner will be able to recognize innovative use of an online learning system to enhance communication and collegiality among part time/adjunct nursing faculty.

The learner will be able to apply concepts learned for the establishment and implementation of virtual meetings in traditional and adult-focused nursing programs.

References
Johnson, C., & Stevens, C. (2008, Winter-Spring). Creating links: An inclusive faculty development initiative. Adult Learning, 19(2), 26-29. http://alx.sagepub.com

June, A. W. (2008, May 23). A philosopher stirs up the world of adjuncts.  Chronicle of Higher Education, 54(37), A-1. http://chronicle.com

Kuehn, M. (2010). Creating a healthy work environment for nursing faculty. Creative Nursing, 16(4), 193-197. doi:10.1891/1078-4535.16.4.193

Keywords:
faculty engagement; collaboration; faculty development
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
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.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEngaging and Leading RN to BSN Faculty: Creative Use of an Online Learning Systemen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHoffpauir, Rebeccaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSabin, Allison V. Sabinen_GB
dc.contributor.authorShort, Jean M. Shorten_GB
dc.contributor.departmentEta Chien_GB
dc.author.detailsRebecca Hoffpauir, MSN, RN, becky.hoffpauir@indwes.edu; Allison V. Sabin Sabin, MSN; Jean M. Short Short, MSN, BSNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308108-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p>June (2008) reported almost 70% of teaching faculty in the United States are employed part-time.  With larger numbers of adjunct faculty, the need for consistency, effective communication, and a connection with the institution becomes challenging (Johnson & Stevens, 2008).  <p>In a study of nursing faculty perspectives of the workplace, Kuehn (2010) reported common themes of connecting, collaboration and care as significant to fostering a healthy academic workplace. With utilization of part time/adjunct faculty in RN to BSN programs, the challenge exists to create environments where faculty can communicate collegially, share strategies, contribute to curriculum development, and participate in professional development. The use of an online learning system is an efficient venue for meeting these challenges.  <p>Faculty from a large university RN to BSN program led an initiative to establish formal faculty meetings utilizing Blackboard, an online learning system. Collaborating with university stakeholders, the faculty team created formal quarterly online meetings.  Effective program changes and initiatives have resulted from the online faculty meeting experiences. This online initiative will be described which promotes communication, faculty development, and mentoring. Implementation, challenges, and lessons learned from the experience will be presented. <p> Learner objectives <p> The learner will be able to recognize innovative use of an online learning system to enhance communication and collegiality among part time/adjunct nursing faculty. <p>The learner will be able to apply concepts learned for the establishment and implementation of virtual meetings in traditional and adult-focused nursing programs. <p>References<br /="/">Johnson, C., & Stevens, C. (2008, Winter-Spring). Creating links: An inclusive faculty development initiative. <i>Adult Learning, 19</i>(2), 26-29. <a href="http://alx.sagepub.com/">http://alx.sagepub.com</a><p>June, A. W. (2008, May 23). A philosopher stirs up the world of adjuncts.  <i>Chronicle of Higher </i><i>Education, 54</i>(37), A-1. <a href="http://chronicle.com/">http://chronicle.com</a><p>Kuehn, M. (2010). Creating a healthy work environment for nursing faculty. <i>Creative Nursing, 16</i>(4), 193-197. doi:10.1891/1078-4535.16.4.193en_GB
dc.subjectfaculty engagementen_GB
dc.subjectcollaborationen_GB
dc.subjectfaculty developmenten_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:27:00Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:27:00Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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.en_GB
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