Technology in the School

The Graham Hospital School of Nursing Technology Committee was formed in January of 2005 to meet the growing need for electronic services to support the curriculum and to assist faculty, students and staff. In 2006, it was approved by the Faculty Organization as a standing committee.

The mission of the SON Technology Committee is to promote the appropriate integration of technology into areas of instruction, student services and school administration.

Graham Hospital School of Nursing supports the curriculum with the latest technology for use by faculty, staff and students. There is a 15 workstation computer lab available 24/7 for students. The lab is staffed to help students with technology needs from 7:00am-3:30pm Monday- Fridays. The School also has a cart of 22 laptops for use in classrooms and other on-campus locations that have a variety of curriculum based software loaded on them, access to the hospital network, as well as high-speed Internet access. Many of the GHSON classes utilize simulation technology as described – Graham Hospital School of Nursing – Simulation. The School utilizes social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Pinterest to promote professional networking opportunities and updates for students. In May 2014, GHSON was awarded a National Library of Medicine Greater Midwest Region grant to purchase iPads for use in the Community Nursing course. These will be tested and evaluated for possible use in other courses.

Technology Committee Representatives

Representatives to the School of Nursing Technology Committee 2016-2017

Administrative: Susan Livingston

Faculty: Judy Walloch, Lisa Burch

Students: Crystal Fackrell, Hannah Monroe

Library: Michelle Quinones

Technology Coordinator: Lynette Murphy

Information Services: John Lovell, Randy Williams

Goals

Technology Committee Goals 2017-2018

  • The TurningPoint Response Ware clicker system will be moved to a cloud-based system.
  • Dedicating personal laptops to students will be investigated.
  • Selected laptops and desktops in the School will be updated.
  • A Search Engine Optimization subscription will be purchased to improve the School’s visibility on the Internet. 
  • The extended AV maintenance contract will be increased.
  • Second Life simulations will be reintroduced to the Community specialty course.

Recommended Websites

Technology in Education Websites Recommended by the SON Technology Committee

Assisted Learning for All:  http://www.saddleback.edu/alfa/ Provides easy access to real-life nursing procedures and step by step directions with photos and videos.

Atomic Learning: https://www.atomiclearning.com Subscription based provider of 110+ software training tutorials. Can sample some for free.

Educause: Teaching and Learning   http://www.educause.edu/focus-areas-and-initiatives/teaching-and-learning One section of the vast EDUCAUSE website focusing on using technology in education

Evolve Learning System: https://evolve.elsevier.com/staticPages/index.html Provides interactive learning experiences related to textbook readings and lessons.

FreeNurse Tutor: http://freenursetutor.com/ Create customized online learning activities for your courses.

Gapminder: https://www.gapminder.org/ “For a fact-based world view,” including statistics relating to health and healthcare

Gaumard Scientific: http://www.gaumardscientific.com/ Information newsletter, and more about simulation with Gaumard products.

HEAL: http://www.healcentral.org/ Health Education Assets Library: National Digital Library. Free, high quality, digital materials for health services education. Searchable by collection and subject.      

Hot Potatoes: http://hotpot.uvic.ca/ From Half-Baked Software, The Hot Potatoes suite includes six applications, enabling you to create interactive multiple-choice, short-answer, jumbled-sentence, crossword, matching/ordering and gap-fill exercises for the World Wide Web. Hot Potatoes is not freeware, but it is free of charge for those working for publicly-funded non-profit-making educational institutions, who make their pages available on the web

Illinois Nurse Aide Testing: http://www.nurseaidetesting.com/ Performance skills videos for evaluating Certified Nurse Aide training.

Kathy Schrock: http://www.kathyschrock.net Ideas, links, slide shows, etc. on education and teaching focused on technology issues and ideas. 

Laerdol: Simulation User Network http://simulation.laerdal.com/ Includes meetings and conferences, downloads, products, tutorials, discussion forums and much more for simulation 

Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching: http://www.merlot.org/merlot/materials.htm Searchable by Health Sciences collection and keyword. Membership is free.

National League for Nursing – The Future of Nursing Education: Ten Trends to Watch: http://www.nln.org/nlnjournal/infotrends.htm Challenges and opportunities in nursing education.

NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Higher Education Edition http://www.nmc.org/publication/nmc-horizon-report-2015-higher-education-edition/ This “is a collaborative effort between the NMC and the EUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI). This 12th edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education.”

Nursing Zone.com: Study Tips: http://www.americanmobile.com/nursezone/“Whether you’re studying for exams, preparing for your first clinical rotation or seeking tools to simplify your workload and boost your comprehension, the Study Tips section of NurseZone offers helpful hints, study aids, and useful tools and references to help get you started.”

The Point: http://thepointeedition.lww.com/pt/re/thepoint/home.htm Provides interactive learning experiences related to textbook readings and lessons.

Puzzlemaker: Discovery Education http://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com/ Application that creates a variety of puzzle formats from your own word list for free. Useful for Blackboard and other online learning.

StudyBlue: https://www.studyblue.com/ Flashcards, review sheets, quizzes, study guides. Large collection of online study materials with user-generated digital notecards. 

Study Stack: https://www.studystack.com/Nursing Free flashcards on nursing topics or create your own.