Effective Strategies to Teach Nursing in a Developing Nation: The Regis College Haiti Project

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308666
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Effective Strategies to Teach Nursing in a Developing Nation: The Regis College Haiti Project
Author(s):
Tuxbury, Janis; McCauley, Patricia M
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Pi Epsilon-at-Large
Author Details:
Janis Tuxbury, DNP, FNP, janis.tuxbury@regiscollege.edu; Patricia M McCauley, MSN, RN
Abstract:

Session presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013

Purpose:  As part of the Regis College Haiti Project (RCHP), a graduate course was designed to address the barriers which exist for nursing faculty within Haiti.  These faculty members often teach large class sizes of 100 students, with limited technology available.  They face economic constraints, and have few opportunities for professional development.  Effective strategies to overcome those barriers were identified, and educational techniques taught to the Haitian faculty.

Methods:   The presenters questioned global nursing faculty by accessing the Global Alliance for Nursing and Midwifery (GANM). This query resulted in suggested techniques for teaching large classes. Those strategies were demonstrated as part of an interactive class session with the Haitian faculty members as students.  In addition, simulation as a teaching tool was discussed and low-fidelity simulations were presented.  High-fidelity simulation, using live actors and forum theatre methods, was also taught.  Sources of free or low-cost educational materials were identified, and sample materials as well as access information were provided to the faculty members. Useful websites for faculty information were identified, and links were provided. Effective use of posters was described, and each Haitian faculty member created a poster which they would later use in their own classroom settings.

 

Results:  Haitian faculty members described the course as informative and valuable.  Their papers written for the course included newly-presented techniques as part of teaching plans.  Techniques taught in the course have been implemented by the Haitian faculty in their classes.

Conclusion: This course will be repeated in the future as part of the curriculum for the Regis College Haiti Project.  Strategies taught in the course have proven to be effective in Haitian classrooms. These low-cost strategies may be effective for teaching nursing in other developing countries, where nursing faculty face challenges similar to those in Haiti.

Keywords:
Nursing education; Developing countries; Global nursing
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:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEffective Strategies to Teach Nursing in a Developing Nation: The Regis College Haiti Projecten_GB
dc.contributor.authorTuxbury, Janisen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcCauley, Patricia Men_GB
dc.contributor.departmentPi Epsilon-at-Largeen_GB
dc.author.detailsJanis Tuxbury, DNP, FNP, janis.tuxbury@regiscollege.edu; Patricia M McCauley, MSN, RNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308666-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013</p><b>Purpose:</b>  As part of the Regis College Haiti Project (RCHP), a graduate course was designed to address the barriers which exist for nursing faculty within Haiti.  These faculty members often teach large class sizes of 100 students, with limited technology available.  They face economic constraints, and have few opportunities for professional development.  Effective strategies to overcome those barriers were identified, and educational techniques taught to the Haitian faculty. <p><b>Methods:</b>   The presenters questioned global nursing faculty by accessing the Global Alliance for Nursing and Midwifery (GANM). This query resulted in suggested techniques for teaching large classes. Those strategies were demonstrated as part of an interactive class session with the Haitian faculty members as students.  In addition, simulation as a teaching tool was discussed and low-fidelity simulations were presented.  High-fidelity simulation, using live actors and forum theatre methods, was also taught.  Sources of free or low-cost educational materials were identified, and sample materials as well as access information were provided to the faculty members. Useful websites for faculty information were identified, and links were provided. Effective use of posters was described, and each Haitian faculty member created a poster which they would later use in their own classroom settings. <p><b> </b><p><b>Results:  </b>Haitian faculty members described the course as informative and valuable.  Their papers written for the course included newly-presented techniques as part of teaching plans.  Techniques taught in the course have been implemented by the Haitian faculty in their classes. <p><b>Conclusion:</b> This course will be repeated in the future as part of the curriculum for the Regis College Haiti Project.  Strategies taught in the course have proven to be effective in Haitian classrooms. These low-cost strategies may be effective for teaching nursing in other developing countries, where nursing faculty face challenges similar to those in Haiti.en_GB
dc.subjectNursing educationen_GB
dc.subjectDeveloping countriesen_GB
dc.subjectGlobal nursingen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:34:19Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:34:19Z-
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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