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Four Texas Woman’s University College of Nursing faculty have
been awarded Nursing Innovation Grant Program funds totaling $347,739.
Dr. Kathryn Tart and
Dr. Sally Northam, both on TWU’s Houston campus, have been
awarded $297,739 for the “Nurse Educator Web-Technology Outreach
Network,” a project that could help ease the state’s
The Nurse Educator Web-Technology
Outreach Network is designed to train nurses to become nursing instructors
primarily through online courses. Nurses who want to teach can complete
nearly two-thirds of their master’s or doctoral degrees, as
well as post-master’s studies, online at TWU. Clinical coursework
still will take place on campus, and the grant also provides for
24 stipends for nurses who might have some financial hardship in
completing the clinicals or other courses.
Training more nursing
instructors to teach undergraduate nursing students is critical
to solving the nursing shortage. Nursing schools and colleges turn
away hundreds of students each year because they don’t have
enough faculty to teach all the students who apply.
“This is the fist time TWU has received funding specifically
to address the faculty shortage, which is a component of the nursing
shortage,” said Dr. Carolyn Gunning, interim provost at TWU.
“The grant will allow us to expand our role as nurse educators.”
Dr. Sharon Van Sell and
Dr. Judy Johnson-Russell, both on TWU’s Parkland campus in
Dallas, have been awarded $50,000 for the “Patient Simulation
Laboratory Retention Project.”
nursing students who are at risk for dropping out of the nursing
program because of a learning anxiety while interacting with patients
will participate in a patient simulation lab. The students will
work with high-tech patient simulators to build their confidence,
expand their knowledge and solidify their critical thinking skills.
A variety of true-to-life scenarios — from heart attacks to
giving birth — can be created using the patient simulators.
can be programmed for a variety of patient conditions and they respond
to the treatment they’re given. Students further develop their
nursing skills and confidence working with the simulators,”
Dr. Gunning said.
The NIGP was established
by the 77th Legislature to help relieve the state’s nursing
shortage and is funded with proceeds from the Texas tobacco lawsuit
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