NEW YORK NURSE: April 2011
by Erin Silk
“Faculty Camp 2011: Beyond Survival: Nursing Education’s New Frontier,” returns on June 6 and 7, 2011, at NYSNA’s Latham headquarters and includes more time with presenters and added opportunities for networking.
Lydia Zager returns to share her expertise in developing clinical and adjunct nursing instructors, particularly in the area of clinical reasoning. Loretta Manning joins us this year as national and international consultant of faculty teaching strategies. Both presenters share expertise in teaching strategies to help meet patient safety, NCLEX® and Joint Commission standards. Zager and Manning are graduates of the Amy V. Cockcroft Leadership Development Program at The Center for Nursing Leadership where nurses of accomplishment are prepared for innovative healthcare leadership in the 21st century. They have also co-authored the Eight Steps to Teaching Clinical Nursing which was released in February.
Lydia Zager has been a clinical professor at the College of Nursing at the University of South Carolina since 1998. Zager, who is a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the Army Nurse Corps, has served in a variety of leadership positions in the military, including clinical management, staff advisor, recruitment, and chief of hospital education.
Zager has gained national and state recognition in clinical nursing education through her consulting, presentations and faculty development workshops. She has years of experience in teaching preceptor workshops and facilitating preceptor programs. Zager authored two chapters on leadership and the multigenerational student in Mastering the Teaching Role: A Guide for Nurse Educators and is the co-author of two articles on leadership. She has recently co-developed a medical surgical concept curriculum.
Loretta Manning has consulted with schools nationally and internationally in assisting faculty with teaching strategies for making learning fun and facilitating clinical decision-making. After working as an intensive critical care and charge nurse in pediatric nursing, Manning became a clinical educator at the University of Indianapolis. In 1984, she taught in the BSN program at Northwestern State University, in Shreveport, LA. Manning is co-author of Nursing Made Insanely Easy, Pharmacology Made Insanely Easy, and NCLEX-RN® 101: How to Pass, and Pathways of Teaching Nursing: Keeping it Real. She has also recently co-developed a medical surgical concept curriculum.
Manning is the president and co-founder of I CAN Publishing, Inc.®, a company dedicated to improving health care and inspiring educators and learners by transforming education through resources to make teaching and learning easy and fun.
This year’s participants will have the option to attend one or two days of programming and attend dinner with the speakers. The workshop’s logistics have also been redesigned to encourage roundtable discussion.
The cost to attend Faculty Camp 2011 for members is $200 per day, or $350 for both days, plus hotel accommodations. The cost for non-members is $250 per day, or $450 for both days, plus hotel accommodations. Breakfast and lunch are included in the cost. NYSNA has reserved a limited number of rooms at the Hotel Indigo in Albany for $99 per night.
Registration ends May 27 and can be completed online at nysna.org or by fax or phone. Hotel reservations must be made by May 24 to receive the discounted group rate.