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Date: March 4, 2013
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 Pm (ET)

Webinar Overview

Providing classroom presence and maintaining a high quality education are essential goals for all nursing education programs. This webinar describes the useful strategies that provide successful learning outcomes in the online environment.

Webinar Speaker

bondmassMary Bondmass, PhD, RN,CNE, NHS

Dr. Bondmass attended Loyola University where she received her BSN and MSN degrees; her PhD in Nursing was granted from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2002.  Prior to beginning her academic and research career, Dr. Bondmass practiced in critical care and as a Clinical Nurse Specialist.
Early in her academic and research career, Dr. Bondmass was considered an early adapter in the use of technology for patient care, as she was involved in some of the first telemedicine research in the Cardiology Sections at both Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her clinical studies focused on the management of hypertension, diabetes, atrial fibrillation, and chronic heart failure patient via Telemanagement with tele-devices. Dr. Bondmass is no stranger to technology enhanced education either. Prior to coming to joining the  Georgetown Faculty aproximately  two years ago , she taught research and statistics courses online in a PhD program at the University of  Nevada, Las Vegas; while out West, her program of research was more pedagogical than clinical, and she focused on the teaching and learning of evidence-based practice (EBP). Dr. Bondmass was funded by the NLN for her study of teaching and learning of EBP in an online environment.Currently, Dr. Bondmass is an Associate Professor and the Director of Distance Education in the School of Nursing and Health Studies at Georgetown University in Washington DC. You can reach Dr. Bondmass via email at mb935@georgetown.edu or via her office phone at 202-687-2380.

davidson Susan Davidson, EdD, RN

Dr. Davidson is a full professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in the School of Nursing. She has been the coordinator of the Gateway RN-BSN program since 2007 when the program was redesigned through the assistance of a HRSA grant. Dr. Davidson applied and received a continuation grant from HRSA in 2010 and began an all online RN-BSN program giving RNs in the community a choice in pursuing the BSN. Dr. Davidson received the doctorate in educational leadership studies from the University of TN in Knoxville, her masters of science degree in nursing administration from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI and her bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of the State of New York at Albany. Dr. Davidson has served as a team leader and site evaluator for CCNE since its inception beginning 1999. Dr. Davidson has presented on RN-BSN education regionally, nationally and internationally since assuming the role of program coordinator in 2007. She has published articles on hybrid RN-BSN educational methods and is continuing her research in the application of social support theory to this population of students. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International and serves as a grant reviewer. She is a member of ANA, TNA and the Chattanooga Area Nurses for Advanced Practice (CANAP).

ursoPatti P Urso, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, FNP,CNE

Dr. Urso has been a registered nurse for over 30 years. Her clinical practice has included medical-surgical nursing , operating room nursing, community health nursing, and flight nursing. As a clinician, she remains engaged as an adult nurse practitioner certified by the American Nurse Credentialing Center and also holds a certificate in Family Health. She has served as faculty and chair over various university level committees for period of 10 years at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Dr. Urso is involved in the leadership of nursing professional organizations, such as the American Nurses Association’s Minority Nursing Fellowship Program, and is a past president of Sigma Theta Tau International, Gamma Psi chapter. Dr. Urso is a Human Resources and Service Administration grant reviewer and a American Association of Colleges of Nursing accreditation site visitor. She is a Certified Nurse Educator by the National League for Nursing. She joined Walden University in 2008 and is the coordinator for the Nursing Education specialization.

Webinar Recording

AACN Member Faculty Recording

NOTE: Only faculty of AACN Member Schools can participate in this AACN Faculty Webinar. You must be a member of the AACN Collaboration Community to view this Webinar. Please contact Anna Kathryn Pierce, Faculty Programs Coordinator, at apierce@aacn.nche.edu for access.