Care, Lead, Inspire curriculum
Every year, we develop a theme that will guide our efforts and focus throughout the months. Previous themes have included diversity, inclusion and innovation. In 2018, our focus landed on transformation. Simply “keeping up” with the changes in health care is not an option. At the College of Nursing, we choose to not only “keep up” but to also “transform” ourselves and advance the nursing profession. Transformation is not an easy process, but it is one we take pride in on a daily basis. Every day, we evaluate not just “what” we are doing but “why” we are doing it.
This led us to the determination that the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, or B.S.N., curriculum required a transformation in order to continue graduating nurses who will use clinical reasoning skills and become leaders in health care. In the fall, we implemented this transformed curriculum into what we have deemed the “Care, Lead, Inspire Curriculum” for the incoming traditional B.S.N. junior cohort.
Courses within the curriculum were developed using the concepts from the college’s tripartite motto: Care, Lead, Inspire. Throughout each semester, students are educated as nurses who embody the concepts of caring, leadership and inspiration. We are excited for this curriculum to be implemented for the Accelerated B.S.N. students at the College of Nursing’s Jacksonville campus when the 2019 cohort begins in May.
New Jacksonville faculty
Over the past year, the College of Nursing has had the fortune of hiring new nursing faculty through the university’s Faculty 500 initiative. On the Jacksonville campus in spring 2018, two full-time clinical lecturers were added to the faculty for the Accelerated B.S.N. program. Michael Aull, M.S.N., B.S.N., and Shari Huffman, M.N., CPNP-PC, previously served as temporary/adjunct faculty members in Jacksonville, and we are now pleased to bring their knowledge and experience to the program full-time.