The Virtual Nursing Symposium: A Transforming Undergraduate Nursing Student Conference

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602649
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
The Virtual Nursing Symposium: A Transforming Undergraduate Nursing Student Conference
Author(s):
Leibold, Nancyruth; Schwarz, Laura Marie; Schwarz, Laura Marie
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Mu Lambda
Author Details:
Nancyruth Leibold, RN, PHN, LSN, CNE, nancyruth.leibold@smsu.edu; Laura Marie Schwarz, RN, CNE
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Undergraduate research conferences are common events in higher education that allow students to present their research and evidence-based projects.  However, this is impractical for nursing learners in an online program to be able to attend.  Some learners live a long distance from the campus location for the undergraduate research conference.  Students may also have an established career with working hours, or family obligations so attending would be a hardship.  The Virtual Nursing Symposium, a two-day online nursing conference is a solution for RNs who are completing their BS in nursing in an online learning program.  The location of the Virtual Nursing Symposium is the online Learning Management System.  The learning platform is a convenient, easy to use approach for online nursing students to be able to attend and/or present at an undergraduate conference.  The poster presentation includes the vision, and planning, including the call for abstracts, abstract reviews, web site development, implementation, and evaluation of the Virtual Nursing Symposium.  Dissemination of information is an important aspect of advancing the discipline of nursing.  Based on this strong belief, nursing faculty in the RN to BS in nursing completion program mentored learners about the dissemination of information in courses and specific to the Virtual Nursing Symposium.  Faculty coached learners on how to write an abstract, how to use the online abstract submission program (created by the authors for Symposium abstract submissions), and how to author creative and interesting electronic posters and PowerPoint presentations.  Learners submitted the abstracts of their evidence-based projects for review by the Planning Committee.  Learners received notice of submission results and specific instructions for when to post their electronic posters and PowerPoint presentations in the Virtual Nursing Symposium that was set up in the online Learning Management System.  Twenty-seven online nursing learners presented their electronic posters or PowerPoint presentations via the Learning Management System at the first Virtual Nursing Symposium.  Symposium brochures with the presenter’s names, credentials, presentation titles, and presentation abstracts and were distributed at the entrance to the Virtual Nursing Symposium forum by way of an electronic PDF file.  Invitees include all faculty and students in the RN to BS program.  Each presenter started a new discussion thread in the Virtual Nursing Symposium where their presentation was posted, along with their abstract.  Each presenter visited their presentation thread frequently during the two-day period to answer any questions and dialogue with attendees.  Attendee evaluation of the Virtual Nursing Symposium is quite favorable.  This poster includes color images of the Virtual Nursing Symposium, along with informational narratives.
Keywords:
Undergraduate Research Conference; Virtual Nursing Symposium; RN to BS Nursing Students
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15LD2.26
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleThe Virtual Nursing Symposium: A Transforming Undergraduate Nursing Student Conferenceen
dc.contributor.authorLeibold, Nancyruthen
dc.contributor.authorSchwarz, Laura Marieen
dc.contributor.authorSchwarz, Laura Marieen
dc.contributor.departmentMu Lambdaen
dc.author.detailsNancyruth Leibold, RN, PHN, LSN, CNE, nancyruth.leibold@smsu.edu; Laura Marie Schwarz, RN, CNEen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602649en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Undergraduate research conferences are common events in higher education that allow students to present their research and evidence-based projects.  However, this is impractical for nursing learners in an online program to be able to attend.  Some learners live a long distance from the campus location for the undergraduate research conference.  Students may also have an established career with working hours, or family obligations so attending would be a hardship.  The Virtual Nursing Symposium, a two-day online nursing conference is a solution for RNs who are completing their BS in nursing in an online learning program.  The location of the Virtual Nursing Symposium is the online Learning Management System.  The learning platform is a convenient, easy to use approach for online nursing students to be able to attend and/or present at an undergraduate conference.  The poster presentation includes the vision, and planning, including the call for abstracts, abstract reviews, web site development, implementation, and evaluation of the Virtual Nursing Symposium.  Dissemination of information is an important aspect of advancing the discipline of nursing.  Based on this strong belief, nursing faculty in the RN to BS in nursing completion program mentored learners about the dissemination of information in courses and specific to the Virtual Nursing Symposium.  Faculty coached learners on how to write an abstract, how to use the online abstract submission program (created by the authors for Symposium abstract submissions), and how to author creative and interesting electronic posters and PowerPoint presentations.  Learners submitted the abstracts of their evidence-based projects for review by the Planning Committee.  Learners received notice of submission results and specific instructions for when to post their electronic posters and PowerPoint presentations in the Virtual Nursing Symposium that was set up in the online Learning Management System.  Twenty-seven online nursing learners presented their electronic posters or PowerPoint presentations via the Learning Management System at the first Virtual Nursing Symposium.  Symposium brochures with the presenter’s names, credentials, presentation titles, and presentation abstracts and were distributed at the entrance to the Virtual Nursing Symposium forum by way of an electronic PDF file.  Invitees include all faculty and students in the RN to BS program.  Each presenter started a new discussion thread in the Virtual Nursing Symposium where their presentation was posted, along with their abstract.  Each presenter visited their presentation thread frequently during the two-day period to answer any questions and dialogue with attendees.  Attendee evaluation of the Virtual Nursing Symposium is quite favorable.  This poster includes color images of the Virtual Nursing Symposium, along with informational narratives.en
dc.subjectUndergraduate Research Conferenceen
dc.subjectVirtual Nursing Symposiumen
dc.subjectRN to BS Nursing Studentsen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:33:44Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:33:44Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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