Faculty Appraisals and Experiences in Switching to Online Teaching-Learning as a Result of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Patricia Benner, RN, PhD, FAAN copyright February 9, 2021 EducatingNurses.com surveyed educators to discover the major challenges and experiential learning from moving classes online due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The 290 Faculty respondents indicated there was little preparation time, prior experience, and almost no infrastructure for online course design and delivery, except for pre-existing Learning …

Revisiting: Rationing Urgent Care in the COVID-19 Pandemic. What Happens When Hospitals Run out of Emergency Rescue Equipment.

UPDATE 12/29/20: Unfortunately, our national numbers have worsened since April 2020, when we first posted these articles. Our hospitals in many cities are in a crisis due to a shortage of beds, ventilators, and other emergency equipment. The hard questions posed in this newsletter are still asked each day and will continue through the winter. We endorse the ethical stance that …

Finding Teaching-Learning Opportunities in the Current Crisis of COVID-19 and the Demand for Online Nursing Education

Patricia Benner, R.N., Ph.D., FAAN Copyright October 14, 2020 The current demand for online learning in the COVID-19 pandemic generates opportunities through growth, innovation, and new insights spawned by changes. There are also challenges and hardships. We have a widespread call for change and innovation in moving nursing education online and to screen-based learning. To …

Developing Online Courses in Nursing Education: Guidance from Expert Online Educators

Patricia Benner, R.N., Ph.D., FAAN August 11, 2020 We are excited to bring you four inspiring and informative interviews about developing online learning. Our goal is to help faculty “get started” putting classes online in effective ways, despite the current time-demand of moving all courses online in the COVID-19 Pandemic. These interviews were conducted via …

Designing Online Nursing Education Based Upon Learning Science and High Impact Learning Strategies

Patricia Benner, R.N., Ph.D., FAAN John Benner, Ph.D. Candidate, School of Education, University of Washington, Seattle June  9, 2020 With the COVID-19 Pandemic, nurse educators must transform in-classroom teaching and learning to online learning. Understanding how students learn is the starting point for all teaching and learning, regardless of how a course is taught. Joshua …

COVID-19 Spotlight on Nursing and the Role of Art as a Moral Source for Empathy, Imagination and Caring

Patricia Benner, R.N., Ph.D., FAAN EducatingNurses.com, copyright May 10, 2020 The 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale finds nursing under the COVID-19 spotlight. While it will take years to capture and absorb what this time has meant, I encourage nurses on the front line to tell their stories; clarify and record their experiences. Rather than try to protect …

The Growing Conversation and Controversy on Rationing Urgent Care in the COVID-19 Pandemic — A Teaching-Learning Resource

UPDATE 12/28/20: Unfortunately, our national numbers haven’t improved since April 2020, when we first posted this article. Our hospitals in many cities are in a crisis. The hard questions posed in this newsletter are still asked each day and will continue through the winter.  ?RATIONING CARE has begun in Southern California w/ 0% ICU beds in many …

What Happens When Hospitals Run out of Ventilators and Other Emergency Rescue Equipment?

Our overwhelmed, or soon to be overwhelmed hospitals, face rationing precious life-saving equipment, such as ventilators. Our national lack of preparedness for a global pandemic will, in the near future, force local physicians and nurses to ration ventilators and oxygen delivery equipment,  for patients and  Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for caregivers.  How do health care providers …

Rapid Change in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Being Flexible and Innovative in the Wake of Disruption

Patricia Benner, R.N., Ph.D., FAAN March 26, 2020 Amid this COVID-19 Pandemic, graduating the current senior nursing students and preparing all to graduate on time is critical to meeting health care needs with our current nursing shortage. We pause to reflect on how nurse educators can be innovative when the stakes are so high. I …