of Nursing Bestows Innovative Teaching Awards
8, 2001 -- Competition at the School of Nursing was
fierce this semester as nine professors and clinical instructors
vied for the coveted Spring 2001 Innovative Teaching Award. The
Innovative Teaching Award is funded by the School of Nursing Alumni
Association to stimulate creativity in nursing education and is
given to support projects or course development activities that
promote excellent, innovative, and cost- effective teaching methods.
Given the level of competition this year, this stimulus has worked.
Snyder, RN, MSN, ACNP-CS, Arlene Keeling, RN, PhD, Suzanne Burns,
RN, MSN, ACNP-CS, and Tami Wyatt, RN, MSN were selected to receive
funding for their proposal
Possibilities in Clinical Decision Making: Clinical Consultation
Using Palm Technology." Their award will help to expand the palm
pilot information systems available for use by acute and specialty
care masters students and faculty.
Conway, RN, MS, was awarded funding for the first stage of a summer
program in which nursing students from the University of Valencia
(Spain) study English and observe nursing care at the University
of Virginia. Over the past several years, nursing and medical students
from Valencia have been brought to the Health System with the help
of the Spanish Department and Surgical Services. Conway's award
will enable School of Nursing faculty involvement as well as interaction
with University of Virginia nursing students. Conway hopes that
the relationships built and the success of this program will lead
to further funding providing University of Virginia nursing students
with similar opportunities in Valencia in the summer of 2002.
Lynn Maxwell-Thompson, RN, MSN received partial funding for her
proposal Encouraging Leadership and Teaching Skills in U.Va. Nursing
Students through Certification as Cardiopulmonary and Resuscitation
(CPR) and First-Aide Instructors." This project will foster the
development of leadership and teaching skills in nursing students
through preparation to teach CPR and First Aide in the community
alongside a certified CPR and First Aide Instructor and faculty
Huffstutler, RN, CFNP, DNSc received partial funding for her proposal
entitled "An Interdisciplinary Approach for Development of Web-Based
Family Practice Case Studies." This project is designed to develop
family practice case studies to be integrated into a web-based
education program for health care providers as well as integrate
web-based instruction into the nurse practitioner curriculum.
Crystal Gafford Muhammad, (804) 924-1287