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Pages: 2767-2774
Publication year: 2012
ISBN: 978-84-615-5563-5
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 5-7 March, 2012
Location: Valencia, Spain

NAVIGATING THE FUTURE DIRECTION OF TECHNOLOGY IN NURSING EDUCATION: A PEDAGOGICAL REFORM

C. Brunoro

University of Saskatchewan (CANADA)
Purpose/Background
To describe the experience of transitioning from a teacher-centered approach to a student-centered experience using case study (context) based simulation in a second year pharmacology lab for nursing students. Trialling this initiative adds to the knowledge necessary to implement pedagogical reform.

Description of Educational Innovation
Integration of theoretical information from previous classes including assessment and microbiology along with theoretical concepts of pharmacogenomics, pathophysiology and disease processes was reviewed in a 20 minute presentations. A case (context based) study was introduced to reinforce the learned material and stimulate critical thinking ultimately leading to the simulation activity.

Implementation Methods
A lack of enthusiasm of faculty and nursing students in pharmacology lab initiated a partnership to incorporate interactive learning. Discussions and negotiations lead faculty to suggest a case study and simulation activity challenging students’ critical thinking and ability to apply theory to practice. An integrative and innovative technological learning activity was necessary and successful to bolster enthusiasm and learning.

Outcomes
Faculty experienced a greater engagement and enthusiastic interaction of nursing students during pharmacology lab. Students described positive outcomes including accountability, teamwork, sharing and applying knowledge through effective communication skills and group process, increasing their confidence and decreasing their anxiety with technical skills. Furthermore, they were able to mentor each other through the assessment processes, problem solving and critical thinking activities.

Recommendations/Implications for Nursing
Nursing education continues to face many challenges however, it is necessary to provide engaging learning opportunities for nursing students that will adequately prepare them for the complexities of the changing landscapes of the clinical environment. Learning from and with each other helps students to positively benefit from these activities. Leading from a grass roots level, nursing education can navigate the ongoing development and future direction of technology; case (context) based simulation is part of the pedagogical reform.
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title = {NAVIGATING THE FUTURE DIRECTION OF TECHNOLOGY IN NURSING EDUCATION: A PEDAGOGICAL REFORM},
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booktitle = {INTED2012 Proceedings},
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C. Brunoro (2012) NAVIGATING THE FUTURE DIRECTION OF TECHNOLOGY IN NURSING EDUCATION: A PEDAGOGICAL REFORM, INTED2012 Proceedings, pp. 2767-2774.
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