In the June 2019 ANIA webinar, Expanding Nursing Faculty's Informatics Competencies, Dr. Elkind and Dr. Mayhew discussed the need for professional development for nursing faculty throughout the curricula. It is essential that it be incorporated across all levels (undergraduate and graduate) to meet the challenge of preparing nurses to function safely and effectively in our contemporary, high tech healthcare environment. Then along came COVID-19, which has necessitated nursing faculty to use innovative technologies and new strategies in course design. Faculty must seek out emerging resources, available technologies, and engage in professional development. During this webinar we will explore how to keep the momentum going to meet the evolving nursing educational challenges presented by COVID-19.
Accreditation Statement This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA).
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 5387.
Disclosures The speaker and planning committee members reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education activity.
Learning Outcome At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be able to discuss the need for planning ahead for potential extensions of restrictive access of nursing students direct patient care clinical experiences and classroom, describe the unprecedented challenges that nursing education is facing due to COVID-19, and identify resources for advancing nursing faculty's informatics competencies.
PhD, MSN, MBA, RN-BC,
Northern Arizona University School of Nursing
DNP, MSEd, RN, CNE,
Associate Clinical Professor,
Northern Arizona University