Yale School of Nursing, Yale University's Graduate Nursing Programs

YSN Faculty Advancing Technology in Nursing Education

September 1, 2009

Leslie Neal-Boylan, Meredith Wallace, and Geraldine Marrocco.Three YSN faculty have been selected for a grant to integrate technology into nursing education. The funding will allow Geraldine Marrocco, Leslie Neal-Boylan, and Meredith Wallace to pilot the use of podcasting in nursing courses.

The grant was awarded through TIP-NEP (Technology Integration Program for Nursing Education and Practice), a collaboration between Duke University School of Nursing and the Health Resources and Services Administration, a division of the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Through this exploratory grant, YSN faculty will be provided the resources to record lectures, case studies, and conferences as podcasts and make them available through the classesV2 online learning platform. Podcasts are digital audio MP3 files made available online.

YSN Associate Professor Meredith Wallace said that that most students own an MP3 player and appreciate the availability of lectures outside of class. She explained, "Podcasting meets the needs of students, allowing flexibility for those learning at a distance or with different learning styles."

After a competitive selection process, YSN’s team of nursing educators was chosen to present their proposal at the annual conference hosted at Duke. They spent three days at a symposium with demonstrations of new uses of technology, and classes on their related social and ethical issues.