Best Practice in Education for Healthcare Professionals of the Future
There are several emerging challenges in educating our health care workforce. Allied Health professionals who were originally on-the-job (OJT) trained now find that their professional certification boards will soon be requiring a 2-year college degree as minimum qualifications in their field. Persons living in outlying or rural areas require educational formats that can be done by simulation and distance learning. Veterans, and others, who received their healthcare skill training in a non-academic setting, need credit for prior learning to advance their educational standing as required by hiring healthcare institutions or professional board certification. This paper will review the current best practices for the education of future healthcare professionals and identify strategic opportunities for Hennepin Health Foundation.
The areas that are foremost are:
- On-Line Education
- Credit for Prior Learning
- Completion Degrees
- Competency Testing
- Geriatric Competency
- Primary Care Practitioners
NLN Educational Competencies Model Templates
The following templates are available for use to Nursing Education Programs. Northland Community and Technical College (NCTC) in Thief River Falls, Minnesota implemented the new NLN (2010) educational competencies into their nursing program in 2011. The attached PowerPoint was presented at the National League for Nursing Education Summit in Orlando Florida in September of 2011. The PowerPoint explains how NCTC implemented the educational competencies into their AD Nursing Program. Three templates are attached and available electronically for use by your nursing program.
Template 1: NLN Framwork and Core Values
Template 2: Incorporating Integrating Concepts
Template 3: Program Learner Outcomes NLN and QSEN
Template 4: Incorporating NLN Framework in your Nursing Program 2011
Survey Summary of Findings from Nursing Directors
An on-line survey was sent to 42 Minnesota state nursing directors from two-year colleges in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system regarding the accreditation status of statewide nursing programs. See the findings that were completed on December 16, 2008.
St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN recently hosted a discussion titled:
IOM and the Future of Minnesota Nursing:
A Call to Meet Expanding Public Need
Below are video clips on some of the presentations.