Taking the Pulse on Educating the Next Generation of Nurses
From taking a patient’s blood pressure to practicing complex and critical nursing procedures, the next generation of nursing graduates is entering a more demanding health care system that not only requires them to have a vast amount of knowledge at their fingertips, but also expects them to heal the healthcare-staffing shortage. In this webinar, an expert faculty panel from Ball State University School of Nursing will show you how their use of cutting-edge technologies is preparing nurses to succeed at the highest levels of the profession. As students interact with high-fidelity patient simulators, the treatment scenario is recorded through the Mediasite lecture capture platform so professors can show students how their actions affect patients. Join Linda Siktberg, Director of the School of Nursing, and Kay Hodson-Carlton, Coordinator of Educational Resources and Extended Education as they discuss how the Nursing School’s innovative use of Mediasite is spearheading a new era of healthcare education, enhancing both the level of classroom and clinical-setting instruction as well as the university’s reputation as a technology leader.
The presentation will include:
An overview of how Mediasite is used to supplement both online and on-site teaching to record and evaluate student performance and to reach distance learners
Demonstration of using Mediasite to record and archive students’ interaction with patient simulations, known as SimBaby, Noelle, PediaSIM and SimMan, that improve educational outcomes and encourage the kind of critical thinking necessary in a clinical setting
Real-life examples of how technology helps nursing students enter the workforce with heightened confidence and competence in their clinical decision-making skills
Linda Siktberg and Kay Hodson Carlton have adopted one of the first computer-assisted programs in nursing and have pioneered the use of emerging technology innovations. They link education to clinical practice using course casting, clinical simulations, wireless mobile devices and national information databases.
Linda Siktberg, Director of the School of Nursing at Ball State University, has provided quality administrative leadership at the School of Nursing for more than two decades. Through her work, the School of Nursing has grown despite a local and national healthcare personnel shortage. In the fall of 2007, Dr. Siktberg received the Outstanding Administrative Service Award for her excellence and ongoing administrative leadership.
Kay Hodson Carlton, as a Professor and Coordinator of Educational Resources and Extended Education Services for the School of Nursing, directs the Clinical Simulation Laboratory. She is a leader in developing and managing creative and effective applications of educational technology in nursing. In 1997, she was elected as a fellow to the American Academy of Nursing for her innovative work with technology design, development, and implementation in nursing.
Moderator: Sean Brown, VP of Education, Sonic Foundry