Although competency-based education (CBE) is not a new model in nursing education, recent events have underscored its significance.
The Covid-19 pandemic magnified the importance of developing nursing CBE frameworks. This presentation will provide an overview of the benefits and challenges of integrating nursing CBE into courses and curricula.
About the speakers
Kerry Cheever, PhD, RN
Department Chair and Professor Emerita, Nursing and Public Health Department, Moravian College
Dr. Cheever received her BSN from DeSales University, her MSN in Adult Health Nursing from the University of Florida, and her PhD in Nursing Science from the University of South Carolina. She received a postgraduate certificate in acute care nurse practitioner studies from Marquette University and a postgraduate certificate in Bioethics for Community Members of Institutional Review Boards from New York University and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She has broad-based experience in the adult acute care inpatient environment, including trauma, critical care, emergency, and transplant nursing. A retired U.S. Navy Nurse Corps Commander, she formerly served as specialty advisor to the Navy Surgeon General for critical care and medical-surgical nursing issues and trends. She has over 35 years’ experience as a nursing faculty member. She served as professor and chairperson of the Breidegam School of Nursing at Moravian College for 13 years.
Janice Hinkle, PhD, RN, CNRN
Dr. Hinkle received a BSN from the University of Utah (Salt Lake), an MSN (in Neuroscience Nursing) from the University of Virginia, and a PhD (in Nursing) from the University of Pennsylvania. Her clinical expertise is in neuroscience nursing, and she is certified in that specialty. Her research interests are in neuroscience nursing, and she has completed and published research studies on functional outcome after acute stroke, and stroke risk factors. Other areas of research interest include, head injury, family visitation, neuroscience nursing critical care orientation, mentoring, and measurement in nursing. She has over 25 years’ experience as a nursing faculty member, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She is currently a Fellow at Villanova University’s M Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing where she teaches part time in the PhD program. The PhD program uses the teacher-scholar model with a focus on preparation of nurse educators at the doctoral level.
Kristen Overbaugh, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor, LaSalle University
Dr. Overbaugh received a BSN with a minor in geriatrics from Penn State University, an MSN in the Adult Health CNS track with a minor in nursing education from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and a PhD from the University of New Mexico. She then completed an interprofessional palliative care fellowship through the South Texas Veterans Health Care system. She is board certified as an adult health clinical nurse specialist and hospice and palliative care nurse. She has over 25 years of nursing experience working in practice, management, and educator roles. For the last 15 years she has worked as a nurse educator in a variety of diverse nursing programs across the country, primarily with undergraduate students, in classroom, clinical, simulation, and lab settings and is currently an assistant professor at La Salle University in Philadelphia. She is an associate editor for the 15th edition of Brunner and Suddarth’s Textbook of Medical Surgical Nursing.