Saturday, February 18, 2012
Had a productive phone conference with the FBNG steering committee and Dr. Kay Avant yesterday morning. Originally, faculty focused on not only the content of written work but also English language usage and APA style. Now the students are using the style guide of the University of Medicine & Pharmacy (UMP) which is similar to MLA style. We decided that it would be wise to utilize our UMP nursing faculty to review the written work for correct writing style and Kay and I would focus on the content. The students will work in pairs for their theory development paper and presentation. We will divide the group (37 students) in half so each of us has 18/19 students and 1 VN faculty member to assist. Mornings will be focused on lecture. In the afternoon, we will split into our smaller groups for more 'hands on' instruction.