Best Practice in Technology Award

2019 Award Recipient

2019 BPT- Prepared

Are you PreparED?

Darren Falconer
The University of Notre Dame, Australia

Darren Falconer is a PhD Candidate identifying nursing students’ preparedness for attending a clinical placement in the Emergency Department. As part of his study he has developed the website ARE YOU PREPARED. The website is a repository of useful information and interactive educational resources aimed at assisting nursing students in their preparedness for a placement in this challenging clinical environment. Judges believe this website will help many students in their emergency department rotation to become aware of the environment and different scenarios that may arise.

2017 Award Recipient

Technology- Interprofessional Care

Interprofessional Care for People with Multiple Chronic Conditions

Interprofessional Education Collaborative
George Washington University
District of Columbia, USA

The George Washington University Interprofessional Education Collaborative team members have developed educational technology applications for over 10 years and are past recipients of the Sigma Educational Technology award. This team has produced unique and innovative e-learning programs to enhance learning experiences for nursing and health professional students. The Interprofessional Care for People with Multiple Chronic Conditions (IPCMCC) eLearning course was designed to prepare students to care for patients with chronic conditions as members of interprofessional health care teams. The multimedia program is self-directed, interactive and engages students in a series of immersive, video-based clinical scenarios. Students practice interprofessional teamwork and clinical decision-making and receive feedback based on their choices. Over 90% of students who completed the IPCMCC course said that they would be able to directly apply their learning to clinical practice and that the content was presented in a way that helped them learn.

2015 Award Recipient

Nancy P. Hanrahan, PHD, RN, FAAN

Associate Dean and Professor Northeastern University School of Nursing Massachusetts, USA Xi Chapter #013

Dr. Nancy Hanrahan is a Professor and Dean of the School of Nursing and Associate Dean of the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University. She is a national leader in psychiatric mental health nursing and known for her work documenting the psychiatric nurse workforce and her expertise in system-level mental health services research. Additionally, she is an experienced administrator and consultant for behavioral healthcare systems with an expertise in the local and national regulation and reimbursement of the behavioral health trained advanced practitioner. Dr. Hanrahan led the innovation and technology development program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She developed a health technology incubator resulting in multiple mobile apps and other innovative technology that received national and international awards. Dr. Hanrahan has held numerous leadership positions in academic, clinical, and policy organizations and her successful career and experience in innovation reflects her entrepreneurial spirit.

Excellence in Education Award
Elizabeth Russell Belford Founders Award

2019 Award Recipient

2019 Education- Quinn Griffin

Mary T. Quinn Griffin PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF

Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Ohio, USA

Dr. Quinn Griffin is an expert in global nursing education and has initiated and sustained successful study abroad experiences for undergraduate and graduate nursing students. Committed to experiential learning strategies that expose students to issues in global health from a transdisciplinary perspective, Dr. Quinn Griffin created and implemented successful study abroad programs for nursing students at Case Western Reserve University and universities in Ireland. Currently, she is creating an innovative global health short study abroad program for nursing, which will provide needed flexibility for nursing's intensive curriculum. Dr. Quinn Griffin’s teaching focuses on nursing theory, research methods, and curricular design. Her trailblazing work to integrate genetics and genomics into nursing curricula and programs is among her significant and sustained contributions to expanding the knowledge base of nursing through curriculum. She was the only nurse involved in the National Institutes of Health-funded Center for Genetic Research Ethics and Law at Case Western, giving voice to the nursing perspective in genetic research and practice.

2017 Award Recipient

F Education- Clark

Cynthia Clark, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN

Strategic Nursing Advisor
ATI Nursing Education
Idaho, USA

I am deeply honored to receive this prestigious award. I am humbled, grateful, and thrilled to be selected, and excited to share the joy with my nominators, colleagues, and friends during the 44th Biennial Convention. Receiving word of this award during Nurses Week only heightened the thrill!

Dr. Cynthia Clark is Strategic Nursing Advisor for ATI Nursing Education, Professor Emeritus, and the Founder of Civility Matters. She serves as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education. She is well known for her expertise in scholarly teaching and learner-centered pedagogies. Her theory-driven interventions, empirical measurements, theoretical models, and reflective assessments provide “best practices” to foster civility and healthy work environments. Dr. Clark’s empirical instruments have been translated into several world languages and utilized by scholars around the globe. She is a prolific researcher, presenter, author; and professional blogger—and the recipient of numerous teaching, research, and service awards. Her award-winning book, Creating and Sustaining Civility in Nursing Education,” received 1st place honors as the 2013 AJN Book of the Year and is a must-read for all healthcare professionals.

2015 Award Recipient

Deanna L. Reising, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, ANEF

Associate Professor Indiana University Indiana, USA Alpha Chapter #001

Dr. Reising is Associate Professor of Nursing at Indiana University, where she conducts research on educational and patient outcomes of interprofessional education and practice. She teaches primarily in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program with a focus on interprofessional education and practice. She mentors doctoral students in with a nursing education research focus. Dr. Reising serves as a Clinical Nurse Specialist at Indiana University Bloomington Hospital, Bloomington, Indiana, USA, and as the Magnet Program Coordinator for Indiana University Health system. Dr. Reising is a Fellow in the Academy of Nursing Education through the National League for Nursing. She was named a Macy Faculty Scholar in 2014 and her work focuses on a collaboration between Indiana University School of Nursing and Indiana University Health in Bloomington using interprofessional student navigation teams to impact patients at high risk for readmission in transitional care.