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Nursing Educators at CUNY

A place for CUNY nursing educators to share news and content, ask questions, and collaborate on anything of interest to the community. We hope this group will serve as an open forum for information exchange and networking across the 13 schools and programs of nursing at CUNY.

Members are encouraged to share news and developments from their campus, explore teaching strategies and instructional technology, circulate upcoming conferences and events, post articles and job opportunities, and more.

Originally a learning space for members of the New York City Nursing Education Consortium in Technology (NYCNECT), we welcome colleagues who share a passion for preparing nursing students to become expert clinicians and, in turn, to improve the safety and quality of patient care.

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  • NIH’s National Center for Research Resources and the Clinical and Translational Science Awards consortium will sponsor the Fourth Annual National CTSA Community Engagement Conference, focusing on how Information Technology (IT) can enhance community engagement.

    Using IT to Improve Community Health: How Health Care Reform Supports Innovation
    August 30 – 31, 2011
    Tuesday, August 30, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, August 31, 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

    Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
    5701 Marinelli Road
    Bethesda, MD 20852

    Deadline for posters and abstracts: Friday, April 29, 2011.

    To Register:

    The conference will cover the following topics:

    Using IT to Improve Community Health: The Federal Landscape
    IT, Community Health and the State Perspective
    Using IT to Improve Health at the Local Level
    Using IT, Electronic Health Records, Personal Health Records and Telemedicine to Engage Communities
    A View of the Future: Using Patient Portals to Improve Community Health Connectivity

    SoftChalk Webinar: Creating Clinical Case-based Activities/Lessons from a Template

    Wednesday, April 27
    3pm ET
    Bonnie Taylor, M.Ed., CAPM, Educational Development Specialist, UTHSCSA School of Nursing

    The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is using case-based learning activities to attempt to improve student satisfaction and learning outcomes for nearly-graduated medical students.

    Traditionally faculty distribute case scenarios in a handout-lecture-question/answer cycle. They have wanted and needed to transform the cases into more engaging learning activities for individuals and groups, incorporating decision-making, feedback, self-assessment, and reflection. But the faculty’s challenging teaching/clinical course load limited time to accomplish this.

    The task for an instructional designer: develop a simple-to-use template for turning existing cases into engaging activities. And the solution: use SoftChalk to build the template faculty can adapt to their needs.

    During this session you will see the template they created plus samples of the case-based activities in three specialties. In addition they will discuss both student and faculty satisfaction with the process.


    Taking SIMULATION to the Next Step!!

    Pam Jeffries DNSc, RN, FAAN, ANEF
    Professor & Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
    Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
    Baltimore, Maryland

    Dr. Pamela R. Jeffries is nationally known for her research and work in developing simulations and online teaching and learning. At the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and throughout the academic community, she is well regarded for her expertise in experiential learning, innovative teaching strategies, new pedagogies, and the delivery of content using technology in nursing education. Dr. Jeffries served as the Project Director for a national simulation study funded by the National League for Nursing and the Laerdal Corporation. She was named to the same role for a second NLN and Laerdal grant to facilitate the development of web-based courses for faculty development in simulation and a national simulation innovation resource center. She is now serving on a five-year Health Resources and Services Administration grant to develop Health Information Technology Scholars. She has previously been awarded several grants to support her research and is the recipient of several teaching awards, including the National League of Nursing Lucile Petry Leone Award. She is the author of the landmark book: Simulations in Nursing Education: From Conceptualization to Evaluation, (2007) New York: NewYork, The National League for Nursing.

    Target Audience:
    Nurse Educators

    Dissemination of research on simulation and Strategies for integration

    -Describe the key issues, concerns & challenges regarding use of simulation
    -Identify Models and Approaches for Simulation
    -Define Evidence- Based Simulation design

    May 20, 2011

    9:00 – 9:30 Check-in, Light Refreshments
    9:30 – 10:30 Best Practices in Clinical Simulation
    10:30 – 11:30 Curriculum Development: Where does Simulation Fit?
    11:30 – 11:40 Break
    11:40 – 12:40 The Art of Debriefing: Strategies and Responsibilities
    12:45 – 1:00 Closing & Evaluations

    Queensborough Community College
    Department of Nursing
    Medical Arts Building Room M-136
    222-05 56th Avenue
    Bayside, NY 11364
    Parking is available on campus

    RSVP by May 13, 2011

    Download flyer with registration form:

    Registration contact:
    Marge Reilly at (718) 631-6080 or

    Directions to the college:

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    Upcoming talk on Fri. June 3rd:

    The Center for Evidence-based Practice in the Underserved
    Columbia University School of Nursing
    New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

    Empowering Patients and Promoting Health
    Through Consumer-Facing Health Information Tools

    Purpose: To enhance clinician and researcher understanding of the current state and future directions of consumer-facing
    health information tools and their role in empowering patients and promoting health.

    Keynote Speaker
    Computers and the Cyber Patient

    Expert Panel: Case Studies in Consumer-Facing Health Information Tools

    Warner Slack, MD
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard School of Medicine

    Rebecca Schnall, RN, PhD, Columbia University School of Nursing
    Aurelia Boyer, RN, MBA, Chief Information Officer, New York-Presbyterian Hospital
    Robert Lucero, RN, PhD, Columbia University School of Nursing
    Arlene Smaldone, RN, DNSc, Columbia University School of Nursing
    Peter Gordon, MD, College of Physicians & Surgeons

    “Envisioning the Future”

    Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD
    Living Environments Laboratory, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, University of Wisconsin – Madison

    Friday June 3rd
    10:15am to 12:30 pm

    Milstein Heart Hospital
    Myrna Daniels Auditorium
    New York-Presbyterian Hospital
    173 Fort Washington Avenue
    First Floor Conference Center
    New York, New York 10032

    Interactive Brainstorming Lunch to Follow at 12:30 – 2:00 pm

    RSVP for lunch by May 27th to Michelle Odlum (

    View the full invitation at

    The call for abstracts on the NIH conference was extended to July 1st – I”ve registered and hope to submit something on Personal Health Records – anyone else planning on going?

    Kathy Nokes, Hunter

    First Annual CUNY Nursing Doctoral Research Day

    Call for Poster Abstracts

    April 27, 2012
    1:00 to 3:00 pm
    The Segal Theater
    The Graduate Center, CUNY
    DNS Program of the Graduate Center
    Sigma Theta Tau Chapters of:
    Hunter College, Alpha Phi Chapter
    Lehman College Delta Zeta Chapter
    College of Staten Island Mu Upsilon Chapter

    Submission Guidelines:

    Abstract: The first page of your abstract should include all presenter contact information and specify the abstract as a poster. The second page should contain the presenter name, the title of the abstract, and the content of your abstract (no more than 250 words).

    Biographical data form: All individual authors are requested to complete a copy of the
    biographical data form and provide it with their abstract submission. In the event that there are several authors for an abstract, the following should provide the required forms: primary author, primary presenter (if other than primary author), any additional authors who will be in attendance as presenters if abstract selected for presentation. All biographical data forms should be included with the abstract submission.

    Submissions due April 1, 2012 via e-mail to

    —Form attached—

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    Please see this message from Melanie Donovan at the Graduate Center. We encourage our Transformers to submit abstracts for this event.

    Good afternoon,

    The Doctor of Nursing Science Program at the Graduate Center cordially invites you to our 1st Annual Research Day event which will be held on April 27, 2012 from 1 to 3pm at the Segal Theater in the Graduate Center.

    Please extend this invite to your chapters and feel free to forward the flyer.

    RSVP information is included in the flyer (attached).

    Thank you,
    Melanie Donovan
    Assistant Program Officer
    Doctor of Nursing Science Program (DNS)

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    Thank you Shawn, I am looking forward to attending this event in April!

    Alex Plavskin

    A message from a nursing informatics colleague about an upcoming training opportunity:

    “Please consider attending an upcoming Nursing Informatics Boot Camp in Kansas City, MO., Hartford, CT., or Seattle, WA. Both ANCC contact hours and CPHIMS/CAHIMS credits are issued.

    You may be considering Nursing Informatics Certification. If you are already certified or up for re-licensure, you may need contact hours. We do have non-nurse attendees as well. If you have attended an NI Boot Camp recently, please pass this to a colleague.

    See the attached brochure for upcoming and planned events or

    -August 2-3, 2013 sponsored by Cerner for Cerner Associates and Cerner customers, Kansas City, MO.

    -October 10-11, 2013 sponsored by the Puget Sound Nursing Informatics Group and Axxess Consult Health, Seattle, WA.

    -October 17-18, 2013 sponsored by Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT.

    Let me know if you have any questions. I have event specific brochures for some of the above events.

    We are working on other locations (like Atlanta, GA., El Paso, TX., Houston, TX., Baltimore, MD., and San Francisco, CA.). Alternatively you may wish to host an event at your location.

    I hope to see you at an upcoming Nursing Informatics Boot Camp.

    Susan K Newbold, PhD RN-BC FAAN FHIMSS HIT Pro-CP
    Director, Nursing Informatics Boot Camp
    Franklin, TN,, 443-562-0502 cell
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    I’d like to post details for this year’s CUNY IT Conference on Dec. 5 and 6. NYCNECT will be presenting on Thursday at 1pm. Hope to see many of you there! You should also be able to follow along on Twitter using #cunyit.


    TO: The CUNY Community

    FROM: Allan H. Dobrin

    DATE: November 5, 2013

    SUBJECT: Invitation to the 2013 CUNY Instructional/Information Technology Conference

    I am delighted to extend to you and your colleagues this invitation to attend the 12th Annual CUNY IT Conference, which will take place on December 5 and 6, 2013 at John Jay College.

    This year’s conference, again chaired by George Otte, offers a wealth of insights and information in presentations that include a striking number of cross-campus collaborations. Like the past three annual conferences, it ranges beyond a single day, so there will be two keynotes again this year, this time by Candace Thille (founding director of the Open Learning Initiative and Research Fellow in the Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning at Stanford University) on Thursday the 5th and Kenneth C. Green (founding director of the Campus Computing Project, the largest continuing study of the role of instructional and information technology in American higher education) on Friday the 6th.

    The theme for our 12th Annual — Instructional/Information Technology in CUNY: “Disruptions and Developments” — challenged those submitting proposals to consider, not just what’s new, but what is likely to persist and even flourish in transformative ways in a remarkably changeful IT landscape. The results should be of interest to all members of the CUNY community. As we confront change, what new risks and responsibilities do we incur? What new opportunities can we seize?

    I want to thank George and the Conference Committee for vetting the many proposals, reflecting higher than ever levels of interest and activity. Only a fraction could be selected, so you are assured of seeing those that seem best to represent the interests as well as the diversity of the CUNY community.

    The Conference Program is available at the URL below, which also links to the conference e-registration application. Given previous years’ “full house” attendance, I urge you to register in advance. Registration is free to all members of the CUNY community, but space is limited.

    Here is where you go to view the Conference Program and to register:

    The Conference begins at noon on the 5th and culminates, after two sets of concurrent presentations, with Candace Thille’s keynote at 3:30 and the CUNY IT Awards presentation at 4:30. On the 6th, registrants are welcomed with a continental breakfast at 8:30am, with concurrent sessions at 9:30 and the keynote by Kenneth C. Green at 10:45. The keynote is followed by lunch, and then there are two more sets of concurrent sessions before the end-of-day drawing for prizes offered up by the vendors.

    I hope you will join me in attending. Again, please register. The URL given above is for the full program schedule, and includes the link to register.

    Thank you.

    Call for Presenters:
    2014 Bronx CUNY EdTech Showcase!

    Sponsored by Lehman College, Hostos and Bronx Community Colleges

    Submission deadline for proposals: Monday, March 31st, 2014
    Conference Date: Friday May 9, 2014
    9:30 am-4 pm 

    Hall of Fame Playhouse
    Bronx Community College, Bronx NY

    Join the three Bronx CUNY colleges for a very special opportunity to discuss and showcase effective online and hybrid college and classroom practices with peers. This year our committee seeks to highlight collaboration that might be occurring across-campus or between campuses, interdisciplinary groups and individuals. Those that are chosen will lead discussions and share success stories, ideas and road maps to assist others to lead, innovate and represent change. Those exemplary activities that feature cross-campus or inter-campus collaboration, pedagogical innovation, institutional change and of course unique classroom methodologies with technology are encouraged. Whether you consider yourself a proficient specialist, a ‘work-in-progress,’ a novice or first-time adopter, you are welcome to apply!

    For more information and to apply:

    Bronx EdTech 2014 Showcase Steering Committee
    Mark Lennerton at 718.289.5655, email:
    Albert Robinson at 718.289.5100 ext. 3063, email:
    Alyson Vogel at Lehman College: 347.577.4024,
    Carlos Guevara at Hostos: 718.319.7974 , email:
    Kate Lyons at Hostos: 718.518.4213, email:
    Lisa Tappeiner at 718.518.4221, email:

    Attention colleagues, you are cordially invited to the HBSON 2014 Annual Spring Forum:

    ***Interprofessional education and practice: Key to safe, optimal person-centered care***

    Featured Speaker:
    Carmen L. Morano, PhD
    Associate Professor, Hunter College School of Social Work
    Director, Hartford Silberman Center of Excellence in Aging and Diversity
    Managing Editor, Journal of Gerontological Social Work

    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014
    Registration: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
    Program: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

    Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing
    Brookdale Auditorium
    425 E. 25th Street
    New York, NY 10010

    1.5 contact hours will be awarded for this program.

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