Speakers at the Fall Faculty Forum

Dr. Dan WebergDisruptions and Innovation in Healthcare: Building the Nursing Workforce of the Future

Tuesday, December 8 | 10:45-11:45 a.m. ET

Dr. Dan Weberg
Head of Clinical Innovations, Trusted Health
New entrants, worldwide disruptions, and evolving trends in our nursing workforce and how we prepare future nursing professionals. From education to running hospitals to nursing practice, we need to think differently about how to lead, overcome challenges, and thrive.


Competency Based Education: Beginning with the Learner

Tuesday, December 8 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET

Dr. Jean Bartels
Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Emerita, and Dean and Professor of Nursing Emerita, Georgia Southern University

Participants receive an overview of the history and philosophical underpinnings of competency-based education (CBE). Contemporary implementation of CBE in health professions education is discussed, and a case for moving to competency-based education in nursing is made. The session concludes with a review of the implications of competency-based education for faculty responsibilities and development. 


Preparing Nurses to Thrive and Lead in a Technology and Data Rich Environment

Tuesday, December 8 | 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Dr. Marisa Wilson
Associate Professor, Interim Department Chair: Family, Community and Health Systems Leadership Pathway, and Director, MSN Nursing Informatics, School of Nursing, The University of Alabama Birmingham

Nurses work in technology rich environments and must make decisions based on data and information using informatics processes - nurses must know best practices for using technologies and how to use data to drive decision making. This session provides guidance on informatics and information technology required of all nurses along with teaching strategies for faculty.


Emerging Technologies:  Navigating Disruptive Innovation

Wednesday, December 9 | 10:45-11:45 a.m. ET

Dr. Missi Stec
Professor & Associate Dean for Evaluation and Educational Innovation, College of Nursing, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Technology is all around us. Nursing educators must embrace innovation and technology creating interactive, multidimensional learning environments in order to stay competitive and relevant to the next generation of learners. During this session, learn to harness the power of innovation and develop the skill set needed for faculty to thrive as disruptive innovators.


Nursing Practice within a Population Context: Exemplars in Practice and Education

Wednesday, December 9 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET

Dr. Susan Swider (left) and Dr. Erica D. Hooper-Arana (right)
Dr. Susan Swider, Professor and Director, Advanced Public Health Nursing Program & Transformative Leadership: Population Health Program, College of Nursing, Rush University, and
Dr. Erica D. Hooper-Arana, Adjunct Faculty, University of San Francisco, and Kaiser Permanente Regional Program Manager-Academic Relations and Community Health, Oakland, CA
For at least a decade, healthcare experts have been talking about population health as both a mechanism and goal for health care overall. What does this mean for nursing practice? How does this add value to nursing’s contribution to improving the health of the public across the care continuum? This session addresses these issues and presents exemplar models of nursing practice and education in the context of population health. 


Professional Identity Formation: Beyond Competencies

Wednesday, December 9 | 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Dr. Nelda Godfrey
Associate Dean Innovative Partnerships & Practice, and Professor, School of Nursing, University of Kansas

A focus on competencies is certainly a central theme in today’s higher education conversations. However, competency is not all of the story. This session explores how professional identity formation became a valued pedagogical consideration in nearly all health professions education and how it fits well with a competency-based approach to nursing education.