Wanted! Leaders to Advance Excellence, not Mediocrity, in Nursing Education

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602735
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Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Wanted! Leaders to Advance Excellence, not Mediocrity, in Nursing Education
Author(s):
Valiga, Theresa M.; Phillips, Beth; Phillips, Beth
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Beta Epsilon
Author Details:
Theresa M. Valiga, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN, terry.valiga@duke.edu; Beth Phillips, RN, CNE
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Chances are good that if you ask faculty teaching in almost any nursing program about the quality of their program, you will get a response that it’s a great program.  After all, nearly every program that seeks national accreditation receives it.  Nearly every program that undergoes a review by its State Board of Nursing has a positive outcome.  And the vast majority of graduates of pre-licensure programs pass the licensing exam, while graduates of graduate programs are successful on certification exams. But are these indicators of excellence?  Or are they indicators of being merely satisfactory?  Have our  schools become victims of the Mediocrity Principle, which asserts that there is nothing really special about who we are or what we do?  Measures such as those noted above may say that a program meets minimal standards.  Are we willing to accept that?  Are we willing to work as hard as we do merely to be average? This session is designed to challenge participants to think about the concept of excellence … what it is, what it “looks like” in an academic environment, and how it can be measured.  Once this foundation has been laid, we will explore the “sacred cows” that often stand in the way of achieving excellence in nursing education, the “hidden curricula” that contribute to mediocrity, and the work life of faculty that prevents us from investing the time and energy needed to be innovative, creative and excellent … regardless of program type, the student population served, or faculty qualifications.  Excellence, after all, is not about resources … it’s about values, attitudes, and expectations. Participants will be asked to respond to questions posed, engage in think-pair-share exercises, and outline strategies to use “back home” to lead the drive toward excellence.  Do we, as presenters, have THE answers to this challenge?  Not at all.  But do we have ideas to share about what excellence in nursing education might look like and how we might get there?  Absolutely!   Please join us for a stimulating, engaging dialogue.
Keywords:
Excellence in Nursing Education; Mediocrity; Nursing Education Leaders
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15LD2.41
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.typePosteren
dc.titleWanted! Leaders to Advance Excellence, not Mediocrity, in Nursing Educationen
dc.contributor.authorValiga, Theresa M.en
dc.contributor.authorPhillips, Bethen
dc.contributor.authorPhillips, Bethen
dc.contributor.departmentBeta Epsilonen
dc.author.detailsTheresa M. Valiga, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN, terry.valiga@duke.edu; Beth Phillips, RN, CNEen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602735en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Chances are good that if you ask faculty teaching in almost any nursing program about the quality of their program, you will get a response that it’s a great program.  After all, nearly every program that seeks national accreditation receives it.  Nearly every program that undergoes a review by its State Board of Nursing has a positive outcome.  And the vast majority of graduates of pre-licensure programs pass the licensing exam, while graduates of graduate programs are successful on certification exams. But are these indicators of excellence?  Or are they indicators of being merely satisfactory?  Have our  schools become victims of the Mediocrity Principle, which asserts that there is nothing really special about who we are or what we do?  Measures such as those noted above may say that a program meets minimal standards.  Are we willing to accept that?  Are we willing to work as hard as we do merely to be average? This session is designed to challenge participants to think about the concept of excellence … what it is, what it “looks like” in an academic environment, and how it can be measured.  Once this foundation has been laid, we will explore the “sacred cows” that often stand in the way of achieving excellence in nursing education, the “hidden curricula” that contribute to mediocrity, and the work life of faculty that prevents us from investing the time and energy needed to be innovative, creative and excellent … regardless of program type, the student population served, or faculty qualifications.  Excellence, after all, is not about resources … it’s about values, attitudes, and expectations. Participants will be asked to respond to questions posed, engage in think-pair-share exercises, and outline strategies to use “back home” to lead the drive toward excellence.  Do we, as presenters, have THE answers to this challenge?  Not at all.  But do we have ideas to share about what excellence in nursing education might look like and how we might get there?  Absolutely!   Please join us for a stimulating, engaging dialogue.en
dc.subjectExcellence in Nursing Educationen
dc.subjectMediocrityen
dc.subjectNursing Education Leadersen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:35:37Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:35:37Zen
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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