Culture of Health and Nursing Education Learning Collaborative

September 27, 2017

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Summary of September 27, 2017 Culture of Health and Nursing Education Learning Collaborative

Ashley Davis, MNSC, RN, CNE, who is working toward her PhD in nursing, was the presenter. With more than 10 years of experience as a nurse educator specializing in preparing students for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), Davis is actively involved in the
Arkansas Center for Nursing and has been a member of the Public Health Nurse Leader Group working with Patti Scott, DNP, RN, PNP, NCSN to infuse a Culture of Health into Arkansas communities. Scott is clinical director, Office of Primary Prevention for the Tennessee
Department of Health.

Davis’ recent activities include conducting a Delphi Study with nursing colleges in Arkansas to identify the facilitators and barriers to integrating a Culture of Health framework into nursing curriculum; equipping nurse leaders with the skills needed to join health-related boards and committees; and implementing “learning communities” into undergraduate nursing curriculum to improve student social integration and nursing student retention.

There was a robust discussion about examples of academe and practice coming together across the nation to revise curriculum to better prepare nurses to provide value-based care, whether in acute care, long-term care or community-based settings. The use of the Delphi process was seen as integral to success as it is a mechanism for collaboration and consensus for all involved. And having a diverse group of stakeholders from the start, who participate in the Delphi Study, was also identified as a key component.