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  • Home / Calendar / Faculty Lecture: From the Patient Room to the Classroom | Ursuline College - Liberal Arts Education in Ohio

    Faculty Lecture: From the Patient Room to the Classroom

    April 9, 2019 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Faculty Lecture: From the Patient Room to the Classroom

    12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

    As the second installment in the Spring 2019 Faculty Lecture Series, Assistant Professor Lauren Patton, DNP, RN, nursing resource center coordinator, and Nursing Instructor Ashley Badders, MSN, RN, will present on using technology to enhance nursing students’ critical thinking and clinical judgement through scenario-based simulation with Desire2Learn.

    Clinical competence is a critical requisite of nursing education, yet new graduates are not adequately prepared for the transition to professional practice. The inability of new nurses to properly transition into practice can result in significant patient care consequences. Nurse educators are continually exploring methods to promote transference of theoretical course content to clinical application; however, there is a scarcity of research on methods to objectively appraise clinical competency. Previous testing at Ursuline has shown that student performance on unfolding case studies correlates with first time NCLEX passage rates while assessing clinical judgment skills. Ursuline nursing faculty have designed interactive, video-based unfolding case studies within Desire2Learn as a summative exam to bridge the academic-practice gap and more effectively prepare students for practice. The presentation will discuss the endeavor, preliminary data demonstrating efficacy, and how other disciplines may integrate similar testing aimed at targeting critical thinking into their curricula.

    Dr. Lauren Patton is an assistant professor in The Breen School of Nursing. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Case Western Reserve University, Master of Science in Nursing degree with a focus on education from Benedictine University, and Doctor of Nursing Practice from Case Western Reserve University. She is a board-certified Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN), and Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE). Dr. Patton brings over 10 years of nursing experience to The Breen School of Nursing, working in intensive care settings. Professional interests include simulation, end-of-life care, and exploring/utilizing active learning/teaching strategies for classrooms.

    Ashley Badders is an instructor in the undergraduate nursing program. After earning her Bachelor of Science in emergency medicine from the University of Pittsburgh, she attended Duquesne University’s accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Mrs. Badders earned her Master of Science in Nursing from Kent State University and is currently working toward her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Case Western Reserve University. She has experience working in both adult and pediatric critical care and has obtained certification in critical care nursing. Mrs. Badders currently serves as the faculty advisor for Student Nurses of Ursuline College (SNUC) and the president of the Iota Psi chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International.

    Final lecture in the series:

    May 2 – Biology factulty Lynn Ulatowski: "Vitamin E and Alzheimer’s Disease"