2017 Pursuing Radical Transformation in Nursing Education Conference

Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) and its Institute for Educational Excellence will host the 7th annual Pursuing Radical Transformation in Nursing Education Conference March 30 and 31. This year’s theme is “Promoting Deeper Learning.”

The event’s keynote speaker is Thomas Angelo, EdD. He is a clinical professor of Educational Innovation and Research in the Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education and director of Educator Development in the Academy for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

Angelo will present “Promoting Deeper Learning for Students and Faculty: Seven Practical, Research-based Strategies for Radical Transformation Worth Pursuing.”

Participants will learn about promoting students’ deeper learning; overcoming barriers to or challenges encountered when attempting to promote deeper learning; cues nurse educators can use to determine if learners are learning deeply, not merely superficially; and overarching principles that nurse educators use to help transform nursing education in ways that assure it is learner-centered, evidence-based, innovative and relevant for diverse student populations and meets standards of excellence.

On day two, the plenary address will be presented by Marilyn Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, who will present “Maintaining Competence in Clinical Skills: Need for Practice.”

A post-conference workshop entitled “Connecting the Dots: Facilitating Learning Across All Domains” is being offered for an additional fee. The workshop is designed to help participants develop strategies that will enable them to consciously and deliberately address all domains of learning as they engage students in activities designed to promote their learning and professional development.

Other presentations for the conference include:

Thursday, March 30

  • Karen Hande, DNP, ANP-BC, CNE, presenting “An Evidence-Based DNP Academic Advising Model: Empowering Students and Streamlining Faculty Effort.”
  • Helen Gordon, DNP, CNM, CNE, CHSE, presenting “Enhancing Students’ Study Skills.”
  • Alicia Bright, EdD, CNS, RN, AHN-BC, presenting “Peer Mentoring in a BSN Program Supports Academic Success, Leadership Skills and Professionalism.”
  • Kathryn Kreider, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, presenting “The Missing Link to Excellence? Emotional Intelligence Training in Nursing Education.”

Friday, March 31

  • Anne Harner, EdD, MSN, RN, presenting “Transitioning from Student Nurse to Patient Teacher: An Interdisciplinary Discharge Teaching Project Between Nursing and Education Students.”
  • Vicki Talbot, MSN, RN, CNE, and Anne Hines, PhD, RN, CNE, presenting “ABSN Students’ Clinical Learning Across a 12-Month Curriculum.”
  • Jennie De Gagne, PhD, DNP, RN-BC, CNE, ANEF, presenting “Seven Tips on Effective Use of Educational Technology in Nursing Education.”
  • Elizabeth Herron, PhD, RN, CNE, presenting “New Graduate Nurses’ Perceptions of Clinical Reasoning and Their Ability to Recognize and Prevent Failure to Rescue.”
  • Sandra Axt, MSN, RN, CCRN, and Lisa Homa, MSN-Ed, RN, CCRN, presenting “Flipping the Classroom with Live Patient Actors and Evidence-Based Activities to Enhance Learning of Complex Material.”
  • Rémi Hueckel, DNP, CPNP-AC, CHSE, FAANP, and Midge Bowers, DNP, FNP-BC, CHSE, FAANP, presenting “Nurse Practitioner Core Competencies… Three On-Campus Intensives… One Nurse Practitioner Ready to Transition to Practice.”
  • Karen Hande, DNP, ANP-BC, CNE, and Melissa Kalensky, DNP, FNP-BC, presenting “Transition from Expert Clinician to Novice Faculty: A Blueprint for Success.”
  • Kathy Trotter, DNP, CNM, FNP, FAANP; Melinda Blazar, MHS, PA-C; and Margie Molloy, DNP, RN, CNE, CHSE, presenting "Interprofessional Educational Women’s Health Simulation Events: The Start of Respectful Teamwork.”
  • Melissa Smith, DNP, ANP-BC, CHFN; Natasha McClure, DNP, CPNP; and Carrie Plummer, PhD, ANP-BC, presenting “Leveraging Resources to Improve Chronic Disease Management Through a Community Health Nursing Course: From Pilot to Full Implementation of Academic-Practice Partnerships.”
  • Diana McNeill, MD, FACP, presenting “Balancing the Gall Balls: Practical Tips for Work-Life Integration.”
  • Panel of Educational Experts presenting “Overarching Principles to Guide Radical Transformation in Nursing Education.”

Register now or contact Tina Johnson at tinal.johnson@duke.edu or 919-684-9366 for further information.

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