NEW YORK NURSE: January-February 2011
by Erin Silk
Faculty Camp returns June 6 and 7 with more options for faculty attendees, and more opportunities for interactions with presenters. Its theme, “Beyond Survival: Nursing Education’s New Frontier,” will discuss the latest in clinical education to promote success for clinical faculty and explore practice partnerships to facilitate graduate nurse transition into practice.
This year’s Faculty Camp, to be held at NYSNA’s headquarters in Latham, NY, will be an interactive program designed to facilitate further development of clinical adjunct faculty and will explore the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) recommendations for changes in nursing education to enhance safety and quality in patient care. New this year, participants will have the option to attend one or two days of programming and attend dinner with the speakers. The workshop’s logistics have been redesigned to encourage roundtable discussion. An educational rebate of $150 available for clinical adjunct faculty in New York will be offered, thanks to a grant from the New York State Health Workforce Retraining Initiative (HWRI).
The cost for members is $200 a 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.
Day One will provide participants with new methods for teaching in clinical environments, and making connections in clinical with standards of practice, patient safety and Joint Commission and National Council Licensure Examination standards. Discussion about methods to increase the use of inquiry and reflective questions, as well as ways to strengthen clinical evaluations will also be included.
Day Two will explore the importance of education and practice partnerships by applying methods to increase the use of nurse residency programs, strategies for how to make your nurse residency programs a success, and the implications of such programs.
“Facility-based nurse residency programs are gaining momentum and are responsible for retaining capable graduate RNs who are using critical thinking in their practice,” said Ann Purchase, associate director of NYSNA’s Education, Practice and Research program. “The recent release of the IOM Future of Nursing report makes it clear that education is the key to nursing’s increased role in advancing our nation’s health care. By exploring new avenues through increased faculty participation in practice partnerships, we can better bridge the gap between graduate nurse and competent practitioner.”
Registration materials will be sent out soon. Attendees will be asked to indicate whether they will attend one or both days, whether they are a clinical adjunct faculty member and, for purposes of the educational rebate grant, which region of New York state they are from. Attendees should also indicate if they would like to attend dinner with the speakers at a cost of $35 for a hot buffet, where they will have the opportunity for additional professional networking.