November 30, 2020By Tiffani Chidume

Transitioning Classroom, Skills, and Simulation Learning During COVID-19

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Presentation Details

January 6, 2021 at 11:00 AM, Pacific Coast Time Zone

Presented by: Tiffani Chidume DNP, RN, CCRN-K, CHSE

Presentation Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the landscape for educators as well as students. Faculty at Auburn University School of Nursing were faced with the challenge to transition from face-to-face learning to virtual, hybrid, or screen-based learning. Our faculty took innovative steps in the classroom, skills labs, and simulation settings, in an attempt to make a seamless transition for student learning. In this presentation, you will learn steps taken to meet the challenge, head-on, in each of the three settings, including innovative teaching strategies-classroom and lab, utilization of Zoom Rooms, as well as interactive breakout rooms designed for an engaging discussion. As with anything, there were perceived benefits and barriers (as noted from students and faculty) in all three settings, these will be discussed with strategies to overcome. And finally, this presentation will highlight future implications for our program and beyond.

Duration (Hours): 1
Type of Offering: Webinar
Teaching Method: Lecture with Slide Presentation

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe steps taken in the transition from face-to face to hybrid or screen-based learning.
  2. Explore ways to overcome perceived barriers students and faculty face in the virtual classroom, lab and simulation settings.
  3. Develop detailed examples of how your institution can benefit from screen-based learning.

Suggested Learner Level: Intermediate

Presenter Biography

Tiffani Chidume DNP, RN, CCRN-K, CHSE
Assistant Clinical Professor and Simulation Center Coordinator
Auburn University

I have over 19 years of combined experience in nursing education, critical care, emergency nursing, long-term healthcare, and health information technology. My longest tenure was in an intensive care unit, where I worked for over a decade. I earned my Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in early 2020, my Master of Science in Nursing Degree in 2013 from Troy University, and my Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree in 2001, also from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. I am an Assistant Clinical Professor at Auburn University as well as the Simulation Center Coordinator. I have worked in healthcare simulation for almost seven years and hold a certification as a critical care registered nurse (CCRN-K) and as a certified healthcare simulation educator (CHSE). My expertise is in coordinating and designing simulations to meet learner needs. I serve as an Editor-in-Chief of Nurse critical care and rhythms for StatPearls, an Online learning management system, and publisher of healthcare-related peer-reviewed e-books. My research interests include simulation methodology, telehealth, fall prevention and awareness in the older adult, access to healthcare, interprofessional collaboration and education, emergency and critical care nursing, and health disparities among underserved populations. I have over six publications related to nursing education, critical care, and simulation.

Additional Presenters: Amy Curtis, PhD, RN, CHSE – Assistant Clinical Professor Auburn University School of Nursing


Nothing to disclose

Category: Education
Tags: classroom, classroom innovations, coronavirus, covid, covid-19, covid19, disruptions, hybrid learning, innovations, new, screed-based simulation, skills lab, transitions, virtual, virtual sim, virtual simulation