Mastery of Nursing Education Institute

  • Mastery of Nursing Education Institute

Mastery of Nursing Education Institute

Sponsored by UNCG School of Nursing

A Hybrid Online and Face-to-Face Continuing Education Course


This hybrid four week course offers 2 days face-to-face (F2F) combined with online modules to equal 45 continuing education hours.  Each “week” online content will include 8 hours of content with 3 hours of participant activities. Hear from the experts about the nuts and bolts of teaching nurses in the 21st century, best practices for online and hybrid delivery formats, and special topics relevant to today student learners. 


  • Meet the Teaching/Learning Requirement from the NCBON for faculty members teaching in a nursing program in North Carolina
  • Meet continuing education requirements for existing faculty (lifelong learning)
  • Serve as a refresher for seasoned nurse educators

Intended Audience

  • Nurses with a BSN who are interested in nursing education
  • Nurses with an MSN or higher degree new to nursing education


This CEU program begins with a face-to-face meeting on May 17, 2019 and concludes with a face-to-face meeting on June 14, 2019. The online learning modules will be completed between May 8, 2019 and June 14, 2019


Face-to-face sessions will be held at the Union Square Campus, 124 East Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, NC  27406.

May 17, 2019  Rm 160

June 14, 2019  Rm 166

Student Learning Outcomes

After participating in this course participants will be able to:

  1. Examine foundations of nursing education to inform today’s nurse educator.
  2. Utilize best practices for teaching in classroom, clinical, and simulation settings.
  3. Explore ways to address challenging teaching situations in the 21st century.

Course Agenda (Face-to-Face and Online)

Please read the following for Day 1.

  • Teaching Strategies:  Billings & Halstead (2016, 5th ed) Chapters 15 & 19
  • Online/Distance Education:  Billings & Halstead (2016 5th ed) Chapters 20 & 21

May 17, 2019: Foundations for Teaching (face-to- face) (Rm 160)
8:00-8:30 am: Continental breakfast; registration
8:30-9:30 am: Introduction to program
9:30-10:30 am: Overview Nursing Education
10:30-10:40 am: Break
10:40-11:40am: Overview Nursing Education
11:40-12:30 pm: Boxed lunch; networking
12:30-1:30 pm: Teaching strategies
1:30-2:30 pm: Innovative teaching strategies
Thinking outside the box
Online teaching of health assessment course
Online office hours - this will be “used” for this program
2:30-2:40 pm: Break
2:40-- 3:40 pm: Best practices (highlighting online/hybrid)
3:40-4:00 pm: Looking ahead to online activities

Week 1: Nuts and Bolts (online)

Module A: Theory as a Foundation for Teaching

  • Adult Learning Theory
  • Seven Best Principles of Good Practice of Adult Education

Module B: Developing your Teaching Philosophy

  • Read content
  • Self-reflection activities
  • View examples
  • Develop own
  • Faculty feedback

Module C: Syllabus Development and Lesson Planning

  • Syllabus ppt
  • Examples: to include clinical and didactic components
  • Writing course description and student learning objectives
  • Assignment planning and evaluation components
  • Professional etiquette (E-etiquette; academic integrity pledge; adverse weather conditions; absences; etc)
  • Develop syllabus and lesson plan

Week 2: Evaluation (online)

Module A: Test Design

  • Developing Test Questions
  • Blooms Taxonomy
  • Best Practices for Constructing Multiple Choice Questions
  • Activity: Develop questions of their own for faculty review that align with their lesson plan (from week 1 online activities)

Module B: Item Analysis

  • How to evaluate student performance
  • How to know what to do with questions that test poorly
  • Activity: review some “results” from a mock test

Module C: Evaluation of papers and presentations

  • Rubrics
  • Group versus individual feedback
  • Peer feedback

Module D: Formative versus summative evaluation

  • Definitions
  • Student evaluation of faculty and course

Week 3: Teaching in the 21st Century (online)

Module A: Simulation

  • Content: Purpose; how to develop; how to evaluate
  • Activity: Develop a scenario including a debriefing plan
  • Evaluation of simulation

Module B: Clinical Teaching

  • Ready, Set, Teach
  • Setting expectations before entering the setting
  • Collaboration with clinical sites
  • Clinical day
  • Teaching critical thinking/downtime
  • Formative evaluation

Module C: Evaluation of students, preceptors, and sites

  • Development of learning contracts
  • Examples of giving feedback
  • Scenarios

June 14, 2019: Special Topics (face-to- face) (Rm 166)

8:00-8:30 am: Continental breakfast; registration
8:30-9:30 am: Diversity/inclusion
9:30-10:30 am: Interprofessional education (IPE)
10:30-10:40 am: Break
10:40-11:40 pm: Simulation: Pearls, Perils and Pitfalls
11:40-12:25 pm: Boxed lunch; networking; group photo
12:25-1:25 pm: Civility in nursing education
1:25-2:25 pm: Social media and academic integrity
2:25-2:30 pm: Break
2:30-3:30 pm: Students with disabilities
3:30-4:00 pm: Evaluation of program and completion of certificates


    $625.  Includes breakfast and lunch for face-to-face meetings and access to materials.

    Dietary Restrictions and/or Special Requests

    Please email Dr. VanRiel ( with any dietary restrictions and/or special requests. 

    Registration Deadline: May 10, 2019

    Refund Policy

    Requests for refunds should be sent you Dr. Yolanda VanRiel. Approved refunds will be sent by SERVE Inc. and be subject to a $45 administration fee. 

    For More Information Contact

    Dr. Yolanda VanRiel (preferred contact method)



    $ 625.00

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