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Title: Nursing Writing Skills Online SelfPaced Tutorial


1
Nursing Writing Skills Online Self-Paced
Tutorial
  • Elizabeth Rash
  • Diane Wink
  • Patricia Robinson
  • College of Nursing

2
Information Fluency
  • The ability to gather, evaluate and use
    information.
  • The College of Nursing
  • Develop IF framework to facilitate evidence-based
    practice in all degree programs.

3
IF Objectives
  • Students will be able to find and discern valid
    and reliable sources of information to guide
    their professional practice
  • Students will be able to develop professional
    written communication skills

4
IF Expectation
  • Students will have the necessary IF skills when
    they begin undergraduate and graduate nursing
    courses so that they may focus on learning
    specific and complex nursing content

5
IF Reality
  • Nursing students at both the undergraduate and
    graduate levels have an IF knowledge deficit

6
IF Challenges
  • There is a need to assure that students are
    writing across the curriculum in order to hone
    their IF skills
  • Nursing courses are content laden and there is
    little time to develop students IF skills

7
IF Challenges
  • Development of IF skills can be exhausting and
    discouraging for both students and instructors
    when there is a competing need to focus on
    nursing skills and the development of IF skills
  • Student frustrations are increased when
    instructors IF requirements are inconsistent

8
IF Solution
  • Provide an IF resource for both students and
    instructors
  • meets the needs of students at varying IF skill
    levels
  • does not compete with nursing content time
  • provides a consistent IF message to students and
    faculty

9
Nursing Writing Skills Online Self-Paced
Tutorial
  • Can be used as a course requirement, as a course
    resource, or as needed for student IF skills
    remediation
  • self-paced to reduce student stress and remains
    available to students throughout their enrollment
    in nursing programs
  • self-registration web site which reduces
    instructor web site management time

10
Tutorial Objectives
  • Apply  APA publication style in writing and
    citing resources
  • Differentiate between correct and incorrect
    documentation that results in plagiarism.
  • Correctly submit a document to turnitin.com
  • Systematically evaluate the credibility and
    validity of Internet sites
  • Understand the meaning of evidence-based when
    evaluating research sources

11
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12
Modules
13
APA Writing Style
  • Citation and reference guides
  • Paper formatting with examples
  • APA FAQs
  • Links to the UCF Writing Center
  • An APA assessment quiz

14
Plagiarism
  • When and what to quote or paraphrase
  • Tips on avoiding plagiarism
  • Turnitin.com instructional video and application
    exercise

15
Evidence Based Practice
  • Defining the term
  • Exploring the concept
  • Evaluating available resources
  • Applying it in the academic and practice settings

16
Evaluating Internet Sites
  • A variety of tools to evaluate the reliability
    and validity of internet sources

17
Links
  • UCF Writing Center
  • Turnitin.com
  • Online dictionary and thesaurus
  • Library instructional videos
  • Student orientation to web courses
  • Online librarian discussion resource section

18
Current Status
  • Unable to allow for self-registration in new web
    course platform
  • Changed to old webct format
  • Envision launch in Summer 2007

19
Outcome Assessment
  • Evaluate student IF improvements derived from
    tutorial
  • Use of qualitative and quantitative student
    outcomes (IE) and faculty perceptions
  • Consider IRB submission to evaluate pre and
    post-module competencies

20
?s
  • Thank You
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