Faculty and Student Perspectives of a Graduate Online Delivery Model Supported by On-Campus Immersion

Melanie Hardin-Pierce, Debra Hampton, Sheila Melander, Kathy Wheeler, Leslie Scott, Dianna Inman, Evelyn Parrish, Gia Mudd-Martin

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Abstract

Purpose The purpose of this article is to describe an immersion model implemented in a doctor of nursing practice program with the goal of engaging students and optimizing learning. Description of the Project The immersion model was designed to support learners in an online doctor of nursing practice program to promote self-direction and active involvement in diagnosing, planning, implementing, and evaluating their own learning. The Community of Inquiry framework, based on learning and teaching theory, was used in developing this immersion model. Outcome Students expressed positive opinions about immersion. Students valued simulation and skills practice, peer interaction, engagement with faculty, and the leadership colloquium. Faculty reported value in having group advising meetings and in collaborating across specialty tracks for skills laboratory experiences. Conclusion The immersion model has enhanced student engagement and helped optimize learning outcomes. Students and faculty found the use of the immersion model to be beneficial for practicing skills, use of simulated learning experiences, and student advising.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-29
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Nurse Specialist
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

Bibliographical note

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Faculty and Student Perspectives of a Graduate Online Delivery Model Supported by On-Campus Immersion

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© 2019 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • DNP
  • education
  • graduate
  • nursing
  • online

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management
  • Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing
  • LPN and LVN

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