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Duke Hosts 2011 Clinical Instructor Intensive in August

Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) will host the 2011 Clinical Instructor Intensive August 12-13 in the Christine Siegler Pearson Building at Duke University. The two-day intensive organized by the Institute for Educational Excellence will cover clinical teaching strategies for developing and strengthening clinical education for pre-licensure nursing students.

Topics to be addressed include: linking classroom, clinical, and laboratory experiences; using low- and high-fidelity simulation in nursing education; making assignments; and facing the challenges of clinical teaching. Three sessions entitled “From Expert Clinician to Novice Teacher: Changing Role and Role Boundaries,” “Principles of Teaching and Learning … Student/Teacher Relationships,” and “Formative and Summative Evaluation” will be offered to new clinical instructors. “Managing Multiple Demands of One’s Role … Role Adaptation,” “Teaching Philosophy and Teaching Style,” and “Achieving Consistency in Evaluation” will be offered to experienced clinical instructors. In small groups participants will propose and discuss guidelines for effective conferencing with students prior to, during, and at the conclusion of a clinical experience.

Presenters at the event include: Clinical Instructor Daya Breckinridge, Assistant Professor Lisa Day, clinical nurse educators Penni Graham and Vickey Keathley, PhD student Heather Mann, Center for Nursing Discovery Coordinator Margie Molloy, Assistant Professor Beth Phillips, Clinical Nurse Educator Eleanor Stevenson, Professor Dori Taylor Sullivan, Assistant Professor Kathy Turner, Director of the Institute for Educational Excellence Terry Valiga, and Assistant Professor Terry Ward.

Presenters and participants will convene small groups to propose and discuss guidelines for effective conferencing with students prior to, during, and at the conclusion of a clinical experience. At the conclusion of the intensive, participants will be able to integrate teaching and learning theories, evidence-based practice, and standards of care into the clinical setting; interrelate classroom learning and clinical and laboratory experiences with individual student needs and goals; and optimize learning, coaching, and feedback in diverse clinical settings.

The deadline to register is 5:00 PM on Friday, August 5. To register, please visit http://events.duke.edu/clinicalinvestigator2011. For more information, contact Charlene Deloatch at charlene.deloatch@duke.edu or 919-684-9289.

About DUSON
Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON), as a diverse community of scholars and clinicians, educates the next generation of transformational leaders in nursing, advances nursing science in issues of global import, and fosters the scholarly practice of nursing. In 2011, US News and World Report ranked Duke among the top 7 graduate schools of nursing in the nation. The School offers masters, PhD, and doctor of nursing practice degrees, as well as an accelerated bachelor of science in nursing degree to students who have previously completed an undergraduate degree. More than 700 individuals enrolled for Spring 2011 classes, the largest number of students in the School’s 80-year history.