Digital Innovators Program


Program Overview

The Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA) is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2023-2024 GNSA Digital Innovators Program, a member-exclusive opportunity for graduate students who are interested in becoming future nursing faculty. 

As the ability to use digital mobile technology and pedagogy is more imperative than ever, the GNSA Digital Innovators Program will offer participants modern approaches and creative methods to educating the future nursing workforce. This team-based program will focus on developing digital creators through a series of virtual sessions twice a month that will help build a skillset in preparation for a final digital showcase. Content will be delivered by Apple Education’s leadership and learning teams. 

A total of 15 student pairs (30 individuals total) will be selected for the program. Alumni from the first cohort will provide support to the teams in preparation for the final showcase. The program will begin in January 2024 and conclude at the GNSA conference in August 2024 in Washington, DC.


Final Showcase

The showcase will provide teams with an opportunity to engage with the broader community and demonstrate the skillset they have acquired through telling their story. Teams will give a brief presentation on their project in a virtual session in August. Teams will be encouraged to invite their dean or faculty to attend the virtual session. Date and time for the virtual session will be provided in December. 

Teams are also encouraged to attend the 2024 GNSA Conference, which will take place in August 2024 in Washington, DC. The conference will serve as an opportunity for teams to network and showcase their work and their learning to those in attendance at the event. Teams are responsible for their own travel and accommodations. Information about registering for the GNSA Conference will be provided in February.