Though the pandemic made it challenging for educators to offer hands-on experiences, our faculty leaders identified innovative ways to do so. College of Nursing offered a virtual seminar "Active Learning in the Classroom" for alumni which included the following presenters: Kelly Potter, PhD, RN, CNE; Amalia Gedney-Lose, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C; Katie Knox, MSN, RN; and Lorraine Femino, MSN-ED, RN.
Kelly Potter implemented a backward instructional design to flip the classroom and incorporate active learning into the undergraduate pathophysiology course. Through activities involving technology, storytelling, illustration, and more, students applied their knowledge to real-life scenarios in nursing practice.
Amalia Gedney-Lose developed interactive learning activities to engage students in higher-level thinking and clinical application of knowledge while appealing to multiple adult learning styles.
Katie Knox and Lorraine Femino developed an active learning approach for students to experience the high-fidelity simulators through a hybrid class environment.