Poster Presentations

 

TITLE PRESENTER ABSTRACT
The Use of Technology to Meet Clinical Learning Outcomes While Creating a New Clinical Site

Cathy Carney
MSN, RN

This presenter will discuss results from a pilot study in which simulation technology was implemented to meet course objectives.  Surveys completed after each clinical day indicate that students gained more confidence to perform skills, complete electronic charting, and give report and to collaborate as a team member. Students reported they benefited from opportunity to practice new skills and to manage patient care in a safe space.
The Systematic Plan: A Tool for Continuous Improvement

Michelle Cox
MSN, RN

Janice Mains
MS, RN, CNE

The purpose of this project was to create a practical application process for outcome assessment through the Systematic Plan of Evaluation (SPE), thereby meeting the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) Standard 6. This design has provided this program the opportunity to strategically assess student knowledge, skills, and behaviors throughout, and at the end of, the program.
Impact of a Review Course on National Licensure Examination Pass Rates Sarah Davidson
MSN, RN, CNE
The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of adding a licensure examination review course to an Associate Degree (ADN) nursing program.  The presenter will describe an alternative method to prepare ADN students for first attempt success on the national licensure examination and provide suggestions for a curricular change useful to nursing programs.
Using Internal and External Resources to Measure Student Attainment of End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes Diane Evans-Prior
DNP, RN
This poster presentation will clarify types of data that could demonstrate compliance with ACEN Criterion 6.1 as well as identifying what existing measures could be utilized to fulfill this purpose. Strategies include using standardized licensure examination predictors as an external measure alongside exit-level clinical evaluations as an internal measure to provide a framework for targeted program improvement.
Perception of Confidence Level Among Pre-Licensure Nursing Student’s Pre-Simulation and Post-Simulation After a Rapid Response

Mary Rose Gaughan
MS, RN

Donnette Blachura-Hong
MS, RN, CHSE

This poster presentation will identify prioritization of patient care measures in a simulated environment, offer evidence-based standards for simulation experiences, specify therapuetic measures for patients and family members, and identify evaluation of patient care in the simulated environment.
Evaluating End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes Mary Ella Graham
EdD, RN
In this poster presentation, the presenter will outline  assessment and evaluation methods for student learning outcomes and illustrate utilization of program data to inform decision-making.
Preparing for the Site Visit: From Empty Drawers to Evidance to Verify the Self-Study Report Catherine Griswold
Ed.D, MSN, RN, CLNC, CNE
This poster session will articipants will specify methods for arranging the program’s evidence room, the agenda, and identifying evidence to support ACEN accreditation Criteria.
Identifying Barriers to Updating Policies with Current Evidence-Based Practices David Guthrie
DNP, ARNP, ACNP-C, CCRN
The purpose of this study was to determine barriers interfering with the current evidence-based uptake.  A web-based anonymous survey collected descriptive data that was analyzed through rank ordering.  Based on the survey results, barriers included political influence interfering with evidence uptake, a lack of a feeling of empowerment to change public health policy, and administrative influence interfering with evidence uptake. Evidence based-practice research utilization in education would be useful for all involved with policy development and policy updates.
Understanding How Standardized Virtual Patients and Online Pedagogical Resources Can Provide Evidence for the Accreditation Process of Undergraduate Nursing Programs Francisco Jimenez
PhD, MA
In this poster session, the presenters will illustrate how faculty and administrators can use its virtual learning activities and online pedagogical components to address evaluation methodologies for clinical learning experiences, evidence that nationally established patient health and safety goals are incorporated into the curriculum, samples of student work; and evidence that the program length is consistent with the policies of the organization’s accrediting agency.
Faculty Engagement within the Self-Study for Reaccreditation Jennifer Litchfield
MSN, RN

Carol Martin
DNP, CPNP, MS, RN

 

Kristin Waldeck
MSN, RN

This poster presentation will identify the relationship between faculty and the reaccreditation process; outline the faculty’s role in the accreditation process; and highlight the value of faculty participation in the accreditation process and the positive results on program outcomes secondary to faculty involvement.
Facilitating Seamless Academic Completion in a RN to BSN Program Sherri Marlow
DNP, RN, CNE
Currently, in North Carolina the majority of nurses are educated initially at the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) level with only 16% of these nurses continuing their education to Bachelor of Science degree or higher (Johnson, 2014). A Southeastern College began an initiative to facilitate a seamless progression of students who graduated from the College’s ADN program to a RN to BSN program.  In addition, the faculty revivsed the curriculum to increase total enrollment and full-time enrollment of newly accepted students.
Utilizing Service Learning to Combat Critical Health Issues: Adolescent Obesity Screening Kelly McCullough
DNP, ARNP
This quantitative study focused on assessing the attitude of school nurses related to screening adolescents for risks associated with obesity. Nursing students assisted in the screening of adolescents and the culmination of this project identified value to service learning. The utilization of nursing students to assist with growth and development screenings allowed for 340 students to be screened in one 55 minute class period. Results are consistent with current trends in adolescent literature and this project reinforces the need to keep childhood obesity concerns at the forefront of health care.
Creative Partnerships in Nursing Education

Sue Powell
MS, RN, PHN, CHPN, CNE

Nancy Steffen
MSN, RN

The purpose of the project was to develop a partnership between community colleges and universities within a mid-west state to provide a seamless pathway to increase the number of baccalaureate-prepared nurses in the state. The curriculum includes faculty-designed collaborative program student learning outcomes (PSLOs) and course student learning outcomes (SLOs), with leveled benchmarks at the fifth and eighth semesters of the curriculum. Overall, 33-37 percent of students matriculated seamlessly to the sixth semester of the program, exceeding the goal of 30 percent. Another positive outcome was an increase in the number of diverse students in the program; the overall diversity of students has increased from 13.5 percent to 23.8 percent since the program was implemented.
The Making of a Peer Evaluator

Marilyn Stapleton
PhD, RN

Georgia Vest
DNP, RN

Theresa Buchanan
DNP, RN

The objective of this session is to provide support to those taking on the role of a peer evaluator. Discussion will include pre-visit preparation strategies and the conduct of a site visit as well as post visit expectations. The presentation will highlight the identification of interview questions and documents for review related to Standards and Criteria.
Strategies for Improvement of BSN Students Licensure Examinatin Pass Rates and Lowering Attrition Rates Carolyn Sue-Ling
MSN, MPA, RN
The aim of this study was to determine strategies to increase BSN students’ pass rate on the national licensure examination as first-time takers and lowering the attrition rates in a nursing program. A cross-section observational design was used to study licensure pass rates and program completion rates.
Evaluating Outcomes of a Statewide Nursing Curriculum

Mary Wright
MSN, CNS, CNE

Elizabeth Dickson
MSN, PHN, RN

A consortium was created in the west between community colleges and universities that resulted in a concept-based, statewide nursing curriculum in 2012 to facilitate academic progression in nursing for students at the community colleges. The goal was to develop tools to evaluate statewide curricular outcomes that could also be used by individual schools for accreditation purposes.

 

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