In this section we post articles, research reports, presentations and papers relevant to learning, professional development and continuing education. To view any of these documents, please click on the appropriate link.
Learning in a Digital World: Applications to Nurse Learning and Education – A annotated research report about the information technology tools available and how they apply to nurse teaching and learning in the Internet age. Topics include: benefits and challenges of digital learning; finding, accessing and using digital learning resources; technologies for communication and interactions; tools to assist and manage learning; and associated risks and dangers. (Posted August 6, 2018)
CMS Training Requirements for LTC Facilities (PDF | Digital) – A report about the staff training being mandated of all USA long-term care (LTC) facilities that receive funding from Medicare and Medicaid programs. (Posted May 25, 2017)
Competency Profile for LTC Nurses (PDF | Digital) – A suggested profile of the nursing competencies that will be needed to meet the new continuing competence requirements being mandated for those working in long-term care (LTC) facilities with residents funded by the USA Medicare and Medicaid programs. (Posted May 25, 2017)
Developing Effective Online Quizzes – This is an extended and full version of the PowerPoint slides used for the iSpring webinar presentation held on November 9, 2016.
Apps for Health Presentation – This is a copy of the PowerPoint handouts for the Learning Nurse presentation at the Apps for Health conference held on April 25, 2014 at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario Canada.
Summary of Online Learning Research – This brief literature review takes a look at research studies in distance / online education and learning to identify and define the important variables related to enhanced retention and increased success of remote learning.
Use of Interactive Quizzes for Professional Development – This is a copy of the PowerPoint handouts used in this workshop conducted at the Canadian Association of Continuing Health Education (CACHE) / National Continuing Competence Conference (NCCC) in Banff, Canada on April 14, 2011.
Use of Avatars in Nursing Education Simulations – This is a copy of the PowerPoint handouts used in this workshop conducted at the Canadian Association of Continuing Health Education (CACHE) / National Continuing Competence Conference (NCCC) in Banff, Canada on April 15, 2011.
Professional Development for a Global Audience – This is a copy of the paper about the Learning Nurse initiative that was presented at the Canadian Society for Training and Development (CSTD) conference in Toronto, Canada in November of 2010.
Professional Development for a Global Audience – This is a copy of the PowerPoint handouts for the CSTD conference presentation about the Learning Nurse initiative (Toronto, Nov. 2010). These notes contain a list of the various software programs that we use to develop and maintain the Learning Nurse website.
Continuing Competence Program Reporting – This short article proposes some ideas and suggestions about what data should be collected, analyzed and reported on continuing competence / education and professional development programs.
Flawed Self-Assessment: Implications for Health, Education, and the Workplace by David Dunning, Chip Heath and Jerry M. Suls. American Psychological Society, Vol. 5, Number 3, 2004. This is a great research article on the merits and weaknesses of using self-assessment tools in continuing competence programs, professional development and performance management.
Using Competency Data to Better Manage Health Professions – This is a copy of the handout and notes for a presentation made at the National Continuing Competence Conference (NCCC) in November, 2007 in Toronto, Canada. This presentation looks at a model of data collection, analysis and reporting related to managing and monitoring continuing competence programs for health professions.