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Date: November 13, 2013
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 Pm (ET)

Webinar Overview

The implementation and evaluation of interprofessional education in graduate nursing distance learning programs can be challenging since students rarely have opportunities to interact face-to-face on campus with learners from other disciplines. This webinar will present our experience in utilizing three web-based strategies to promote interprofessional education and collaborative practice in women’s health for nurse-midwifery and medical students:  the Virtual Community Clinic Learning Environment, a blog site focused on interprofessional education and collaborative practice, and didactic content administered through Blackboard. These technologies allow for a standardized approach in learning both professional competencies and the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) core competencies and for the evaluation of interprofessional student learning.

Webinar SpeakerS

Pamela J. Reis, PhD, CNM, NNP-BC, Assistant Professor

Dr. Reis is a graduate of Duke University and East Carolina University. She is an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. Dr. Reis is currently the Project Director of the U.S.  Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions, Division of Nursing (HRSA) funded project Enhancing the Care of Women Throughout the Lifespan using Technology in Interprofessional Education. She has served as a grant reviewer for HRSA and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She is also a reviewer for the Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health.  Dr. Reis is board-certified as a Certified Nurse-Midwife and a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. Before joining academia, Dr. Reis worked in a hospital-based midwifery and obstetrical practice serving predominantly Native American and African American women and their families in rural Southeastern North Carolina. She is active in the American College of Nurse-Midwives, serving on the Nominating Committee, Midwives of Color Committee, Program Committee, and the Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce. Her research interests include health promotion and well-being during pregnancy in underrepresented women and in the use of technology in interprofessional education.

Carol Ann King, DNP, FNP-BC, Clinical Associate Professor

Dr. Carol Ann King graduated from East Carolina University with her BSN and MSN/Family Nurse Practitioner degrees and then earned her DNP from Duke University in 2010. She is a full time Clinical Associate Professor in the FNP/AGNP concentrations and the DNP program at East Carolina University. She is a Health Information Technology Scholar. Dr. King works at WATCH, a free clinic for uninsured patients in Goldsboro, N.C. She is a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserve as a Nurse Practitioner and Public Health Nurse.

Bobby Lowery, PhD, FNP-BC, Director of DNP Programs

Dr. Bobby Lowery is Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs at East Carolina University College of Nursing. He serves on the North Carolina Board of Nursing as the Nurse Educator, BSN and Higher Representative. Dr. Lowery also serves as Chair of the North Carolina Board of Nursing Nurse Practitioner Joint Subcommittee of the Boards of Nursing and Medicine, the Midwifery Joint Committee, and the Licensure Review Panel. He serves on the Governance Committee of the North Carolina Board of Nursing and chairs the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Distance Learning Committee, building on his research interests on best practices in regulation. With over 27 years combined nursing experience as a family nurse practitioner, health policy advocate, and educator, Dr. Lowery holds a PhD in Nursing and BSN from East Carolina University, and Masters of Nursing from Emory University School of Nursing. His experience has served as a foundation for education, motivating both practicing NPs and NP students to increase their involvement in health care policy. His dissertation work “The Impact of Regulatory Requirements for Physician Oversight on Nurse Practitioner Practice” expands nursing knowledge and informs key stakeholders, policy leaders, and legislators about the impact of regulation of nurse practitioner practice and the need for evidence-based consumer centric NP regulation, interprofessional education, and interprofessional healthcare.

Karl E. Faser, Jr., Instructional Technology Director

Mr. Faser is a graduate of East Carolina University, where he trained as a wetlands ecosystem ecologist.  He became interested in technology as a discipline while doing research in geo-spatial data analysis using a Sun system and ARC/INFO GIS.  Entering the technology field full time in 2000, he has led the educational technology activities for the ECU College of Nursing for the last 13 years.  During the time, the college’s graduate nursing distance education program has consistently placed in the top ten nationally for online graduate nursing programs.  Under his direction, the college’s technology team has contributed the technology components for several significant federally funded grants, built nursing software that won the Drexel University Bayada Technology Award and was subsequently licensed to a corporate entity, and created the current Nursing Virtual Clinic.

Webinar REcording

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