For Nurse Educators


Workshops

C-NET provides workshops that give nurse educators hands-on, practical skills to implement in the classroom and clinical teaching. For faculty groups, workshops are tailored to meet the particular needs of the group.

The cost of a workshop is $1,000 ($1,500 for regional or state groups) plus travel expenses. Of the many on-site workshops conducted by C-NET for faculties and other groups of nurse educators, the most popular topics are Improving Test Construction Skills, Teaching & Evaluating Critical Thinking, and Clinical Teaching and Performance Evaluation. Sample content outlines appear below.

Contact C-NET at 800-463-0786 for further information or scheduling.


SAMPLE WORKSHOP AGENDAS


1. Improving Test Construction Skills

2. Teaching & Assesing Critical Thinking

3. Clinical Teaching & Performance Evaluation



IMPROVING TEST CONSTRUCTION SKILLS

Workshop Goals:


1. To provide strategies to improve the testing of learners in nursing education and practice.

2. To increase analytical skills necessary for improving teacher-made tests and utilizing item analysis results.


Workshop Content:


* Planning or Selecting a Test

* Assuring Test Validity – The Test Blueprint

* Principles of Test Construction

* Evaluating Reliability & Item Analysis Data

* Computerized Testing & Item Banking

* Small Group Work – Analyzing & Revising Test Questions

* Discussion of Small Group Work

* Summary & Wrap-up

* To increase analytical skills necessary for improving teacher-made tests and utilizing item analysis results.



TEACHING & ASSESSING CRITICAL THINKING

Workshop Goals:


1. To develop strategies for teaching critical thinking in nursing education and practice.

2. To clarify strategies and issues in evaluating critical thinking.


Workshop Content:


* Defining Critical Thinking in Nursing

* Characteristics of Critical Thinkers

* Approaches to Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in the Classroom and in the Clinical Lab

* Small Group Work – Identifying Strategies to Teach Critical Thinking Skills

* Assessing Critical Thinking – Methods & Available Tools

* Validity and Reliability Issues

* Discussion of Small Group Work

* Summary & Wrap-up



CLINICAL TEACHING & PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

Workshop Goals:


1. To explore clinical teaching strategies to help learners acquire clinical judgment skills.

2. To develop approaches for valid and reliable evaluation of clinical performance.


Workshop Content:


* Issues in Clinical Instruction

* Developing Clinical Judgment

* Cognitive Psychology: Implication for Clinical Teaching

* Planning Clinical Learning Activities

* Use of the Learning Laboratory

* To Use a Preceptor or Not?

* Pre- and Post-Conferences

* Small Group Work – Designing Clinical Teaching Strategies

* Discussion of Group Work

* Strategies for Evaluating Clinical Performance

* Measurement Issues

* Summary & Wrap-up