Sunday, June 7 - Friday, June 12; University of Nevada-Las Vegas
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New York, NY — March 11, 2009 — Building on its success of the two previous years, the National League for Nursing will once again offer Immersion in Evidence-Based Nursing Education, an intensive, dynamic, week-long faculty development conference, hosted by the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, from Sunday, June 7 through Friday, June 12. Participants are invited to immerse themselves in one of three experiences, each designed to give nurse educators an opportunity to reflect on and evaluate the effectiveness of their teaching methods and curricular content, in both classroom and clinical settings, and to advance the scholarship of evidence-based nursing education:
- Track 1: Building Competence in Evidence-Based Teaching and Evaluation of Learning
- Track 2: Advancing Competence in Evidence-Based Curriculum Development
- Track 3: Advancing the Science of Nursing Education
"Todays nurse educators must develop and convey a better understanding of how a sound body of evidence can inform best practices," said NLN CEO Dr. Beverly Malone. "But, thats not always possible during the hectic pace of the semester. These workshops and study sessions with distinguished master faculty will spark discussion and dialogue, and, it is expected, result in a renewed sense of purpose in finding the right pedagogy to fit students varied learning styles."
Following a similar format to the last immersion conference, there will be active role modeling of teaching/learning strategies, discussion of concept-based curricula, and exploration of research topics related to the science of nursing education. Participants will also engage in individual and group projects over the course of the week.
Complete information on the Immersion Experience, including program schedule, faculty bios, registration, and housing options, is available on the NLN website at: www.nln.org/facultydevelopment/Immersion/index.htm.
Early registration is advised. Check-in will begin at noon on Sunday, June 7.
Editors and reporters: For interview opportunities, please contact NLN chief communications officer, Karen R. Klestzick at 212-812-0376 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. The NLN offers faculty development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 29,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members who represent all types of nursing education programs.