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Tuesday, June 7 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Meet Me at the Table: The Lived Experience of Weekly Virtual Seminars in a Blended Nursing Program (3:00 - 3:45) VENEZIA ROOM LIMITED

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LOCATION CHANGE: Open Session Limited to 25 Participants (First-Come, First-In) in VENEZIA ROOM 


Starting with an outline of the BSN-PB blended nursing program at KPU, we discuss our journey in engaged and dynamic learning in a program that draws from both online and f2f learning activities.  We will share our experiences as students and faculty in the process of piloting weekly synchronous virtual praxis seminars, drawing from stories of strengths and challenges of this learning approach. We invite you to share your experiences as we discuss best practice in blended learning. 

The BSN PB program is an alternative to the traditional four-year entry level nursing program. It serves a distinct group of mature, successful learners and recognizes their prior learning. Students who qualify for this program have already completed an undergraduate baccalaureate degree and then finish the nursing portion of their education in 27 months. Students will complete their nursing education and be in the nursing workforce 18 months earlier than graduates from the traditional BSN program. The BSN PB program is designed to provide highly effective, efficient, and meaningful learning experiences for students. Program learning experiences satisfy the requirements of academic rigour, meet divergent learner needs, capitalize on the skills and abilities of this specific group of learners, and promote nursing practice relevance. Program courses are offered in a hybrid format through two residencies at Kwantlen, practice within health care agencies and communities, combined with online learning formats. The majority of theory and praxis courses are taught online, providing learning experiences that reflect inventive ways to engage learners in web-based learning.

Using computer-based and mobile technologies, instructors use the hybrid model to redesign most classroom and laboratory content into new online learning activities, such as case studies, tutorials, selftesting exercises, ePortfolios, simulations, creative and project work, and online group collaborations

Laurel Tien, Bachelor of Science in Nursing Post Baccalaureate, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

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Laurel Tien

Faculty, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Laurel has been working in the areas of health, education and community development for over fifteen years, alongside her faculty position at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Her teaching passions include transformative, arts-informed and technology-enhanced learning. She is in the... Read More →

Tuesday June 7, 2016 3:00pm - 3:45pm PDT
Venezia Conference Room (Second Floor)