A Transformative Model of Caring and Quality in Online Nursing Education

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602954
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Transformative Model of Caring and Quality in Online Nursing Education
Other Titles:
Educating Nurses Online [Session]
Author(s):
Waterman, Anna M.; Snively, Therese A.; Spalla, Tara Lynn; Snively, Therese A.; Spalla, Tara Lynn
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Rho Omicron
Author Details:
Anna M. Waterman, PhD, RN, awaterman@mccn.edu; Therese A. Snively, RN; Tara Lynn Spalla, PhD, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Tuesday, November 10, 2015: With the surge in online education and the growing numbers of faculty teaching nursing courses online across the globe, the ways of knowing and enacting online caring and quality need to be identified, explored, and defined. Learning to create high quality, excellent online courses can be considered part of caring within the curriculum. Both faculty and students can be assured of excellence in the teaching/learning process by utilizing a model combining the culture of caring and quality in online nursing education. One of the indicators of quality in online education is peer review of individual courses with the Quality Matters™ (QM) Rubric that is evidence-based.  It is different and distinct from other benchmarking in higher education and online education because it is situated from the lens of the student.  This willingness to look at the online educational environment from the vantage point of students can be considered a caring action directed at providing excellent online education. The other quality indicator used for the model is the Online Learning Consortium, formerly Sloan-C, a premier online learning society dedicated to providing quality in all aspects of online learning.  A new model created through synthesizing the concepts of caring and quality to transform online nursing education will be presented.  This intersection of caring and quality leads to improved outcomes for both students and faculty. Examples of strategies used to foster a caring and quality online environment include: new student online orientation, online faculty orientation, online faculty mentoring program, and personal student advisement utilizing technology to reduce the geographic distance between students and advisors.  In the Online RN-BSN Completion Program, online faculty members demonstrate caring and quality by developing and following academic policies created specifically for the working nurse, as well as utilizing multiple strategies to engage distance students and promote success. Strategically planning online excellence for all learners has international implications. Examples of strategies include using face-to-face real time web-chats so that teachers and learners can see body language, hear voice tone and inflection; integration of international literature within learning modules demonstrating value of multiple perspectives; flexible deadlines in assignments; academic support strategies to meet individual student needs; and nurse educator leadership to model and promote a positive and respectful learning environment for all. The outcomes from using this “Transformative Model of Caring and Quality in Online Nursing Education” include the following:  learning, growth and development; reciprocal connection; student and faculty satisfaction; increased student retention rate; increased student completion rate; and decreased time to graduation.
Keywords:
Caring; Quality; Online Education
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15H06
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.typePresentationen
dc.titleA Transformative Model of Caring and Quality in Online Nursing Educationen
dc.title.alternativeEducating Nurses Online [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorWaterman, Anna M.en
dc.contributor.authorSnively, Therese A.en
dc.contributor.authorSpalla, Tara Lynnen
dc.contributor.authorSnively, Therese A.en
dc.contributor.authorSpalla, Tara Lynnen
dc.contributor.departmentRho Omicronen
dc.author.detailsAnna M. Waterman, PhD, RN, awaterman@mccn.edu; Therese A. Snively, RN; Tara Lynn Spalla, PhD, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602954en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Tuesday, November 10, 2015: With the surge in online education and the growing numbers of faculty teaching nursing courses online across the globe, the ways of knowing and enacting online caring and quality need to be identified, explored, and defined. Learning to create high quality, excellent online courses can be considered part of caring within the curriculum. Both faculty and students can be assured of excellence in the teaching/learning process by utilizing a model combining the culture of caring and quality in online nursing education. One of the indicators of quality in online education is peer review of individual courses with the Quality Matters™ (QM) Rubric that is evidence-based.  It is different and distinct from other benchmarking in higher education and online education because it is situated from the lens of the student.  This willingness to look at the online educational environment from the vantage point of students can be considered a caring action directed at providing excellent online education. The other quality indicator used for the model is the Online Learning Consortium, formerly Sloan-C, a premier online learning society dedicated to providing quality in all aspects of online learning.  A new model created through synthesizing the concepts of caring and quality to transform online nursing education will be presented.  This intersection of caring and quality leads to improved outcomes for both students and faculty. Examples of strategies used to foster a caring and quality online environment include: new student online orientation, online faculty orientation, online faculty mentoring program, and personal student advisement utilizing technology to reduce the geographic distance between students and advisors.  In the Online RN-BSN Completion Program, online faculty members demonstrate caring and quality by developing and following academic policies created specifically for the working nurse, as well as utilizing multiple strategies to engage distance students and promote success. Strategically planning online excellence for all learners has international implications. Examples of strategies include using face-to-face real time web-chats so that teachers and learners can see body language, hear voice tone and inflection; integration of international literature within learning modules demonstrating value of multiple perspectives; flexible deadlines in assignments; academic support strategies to meet individual student needs; and nurse educator leadership to model and promote a positive and respectful learning environment for all. The outcomes from using this “Transformative Model of Caring and Quality in Online Nursing Education” include the following:  learning, growth and development; reciprocal connection; student and faculty satisfaction; increased student retention rate; increased student completion rate; and decreased time to graduation.en
dc.subjectCaringen
dc.subjectQualityen
dc.subjectOnline Educationen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:40:12Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:40:12Zen
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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