Covid-19 disrupted healthcare and exposed cracks in an already fractured system and the impact on the nursing workforce and in education was tremendous. This session will help deans and senior nursing academics understand the impact to practice, including innovations in care delivery models, rapid-onboarding, cross-training, workforce management, and culture change to ensure workforce resilience. In addition, it will highlight opportunities for new innovative digital teaching strategies, simulation, practice/academic partnerships, nurse internship programs, and retooled orientation programs to support student success and readiness for practice.
Anne Dabrow Woods, DNP, RN, CRNP, ANP-BC, AGACNP-BC, FAAN, is the Chief Nurse for Wolters Kluwer, Health Learning & Practice, a critical care nurse practitioner for Penn Medicine, Chester County Hospital and Clinical Adjunct Faculty for Drexel University. She has over 37 years of nursing experience and has been an NP for 23 years. She has extensive experience in primary, critical and acute care and working with healthcare organizations to improve practice and quality outcomes. She received her BSN from West Chester University, a MSN from LaSalle University, post-master’s certificate from Drexel University and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Texas Christian University. She is also a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.
Pamela R. Jeffries, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, FSSH, professor of nursing and dean of George Washington University School of Nursing, is internationally known for her research and work in nursing and health care education. Throughout the academic community, she is well regarded for her scholarly contributions to the development of innovative teaching strategies, experiential learning techniques, new pedagogies and the delivery of content using technology.
Her numerous publications cover a wide range of topics pertinent to nursing education, clinical simulations and health care policy. She is the editor of three books, “Simulations in Nursing Education: From Conceptualization to Evaluation (2nd edition), “Developing Simulation Centers Using the Consortium Model” and "Clinical Simulations in Nursing Education: Advanced Concepts, Trends, and Opportunities."
Dr. Jeffries is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, an inductee of the prestigious Sigma Theta Tau Research Hall of Fame, an inaugural fellow of the Society for Simulation in Health Care Academy and the 2016 recipient of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Excellence Award. Her accomplishments and dedication to nursing have been recognized through prestigious teaching and research awards and honors from the NLN, Sigma Theta Tau International, the Midwest Nursing Research Society and the International Nursing Association of Clinical Simulations and Learning.