Faculty Development: Integrated Technology into Nursing Education & Practice Initiative
PI: Brenda Zierler
Brenda Zierler PhD, RN, FAAN
Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems
Box 357266 University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-7262
The purpose of this new application is to create a five-state nursing collaborative to develop faculty expertise in using web-based technologies and simulation to enhance educational opportunities for students. We will develop a web-based Technology Toolkit that would include recommendations and proven strategies for integrating various types of technology (simulation, informatics, web-based methods, and distance learning technologies) into curriculum. The instructional design would be based on sound pedagogical approaches and will facilitate the use of evidence-based practice recommendations. Examples would include how and when to use human patient simulation versus interactive web-based learning, how to integrate technology to facilitate distance learning and facilitation of partnerships between academic and service settings to enhance learning of new and experienced nurses. This nursing collaborative will develop an interdisciplinary faculty training program that includes hands-on training at state-of-the-art facilities, access to a Web-based Technology Toolkit, and an annual conference focused on technology innovations to enhance nursing education and practice.