Past Event

Technologies of Care: New Directions in Nursing Education

December 12, 2019
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai, 12-13, Maker Chambers VI, First floor, Jamnalal Bajaj Road, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021

The nursing profession comprises the largest cadre of health care providers globally. Through educational programs and training, it continues to expand its role and competencies.  Yet challenges such as overcrowded and understaffed healthcare facilities minimize opportunities for a quality learning environment for nursing students.  Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai invites you to a symposium to address the use of technology in nursing education and probe advances in simulation-based learning to skill nurses more effectively.

The workshop will discuss how such technology-based and experiential education methodologies can contribute to the preparation of a new workforce and reduce the burden on traditional nursing education systems.  Professor Jennifer Dohrn and Professor Kellie Bryant from the Columbia School of Nursing will present on cutting edge technology-based learning tools, including those at Columbia University’s Simulation Center that houses state of the art facilities and serves as a hub for simulation-based medical training.  Simulation-based education is increasingly being recognized as an effective nursing education modality that can enhance key competencies by replicating clinical scenarios and allowing students to gain hands-on experience, bringing theory to life.  Participating nursing schools will be invited to present on their institution’s use of technology into curricula and practice and the challenges they face.  The goal of the symposium is to share knowledge and form a network of professionals working on improving nursing education. 

This workshop is by invitation only.


About the speakers:

Jennifer Dohrn

Jennifer Dohrn, CNM, DNP, FAAN is an Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of the Office of Global Initiatives and its PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for Advanced Practice Nursing at Columbia University School of Nursing.  As Director of Midwifery Services, Professor Dohrn initiated the first freestanding maternity center in an inner city in the United States in the Bronx, New York.  She has worked in Sub-Saharan African countries since 2003, helping to expand the role of nurses and midwives in primary and HIV care, and initiating methods of simulation learning into nursing curriculum.  Professor Dohrn was the founding Project Director for the United States/PEPFAR-funded ICAP Global Nursing Capacity Building to address the HIV pandemic in ten Sub-Saharan countries.  Professor Dohrn is currently leading an initiative to study the role of nursing responses on the frontline of the Ebola outbreak in western African countries.  She has integrated her wide global experiences in crisis response situations into two decades of teaching in midwifery and global health equity, including her engagement with Columbia Global Centers in Mumbai, Amman, Nairobi, and Beijing.

Kellie Bryant

Kellie Bryant, DNP, WHNP, CHSE is Assistant Professor and Executive Director of the Simulation Center at Columbia University School of Nursing.  Professor Bryant has over 18 years of teaching experience and 10 years of experience as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner.  Throughout her career she has become an expert in the field of simulation through her experience with designing simulation centers and implemented simulation programs for two of the top-rated nursing schools in the United States.  In her current role as Executive Director of Columbia University’s state of the art Simulation Center, she oversees the day to day operations and implementation of simulation-based education for all the graduate nursing and advance practice nursing students.  She is also the medical director of the School of Nursing’s Opioid Overdose Prevention program where she provides naloxone training for over 1,500 healthcare profession students each year.