This episode of the RN P.R.E.P. Podcast features two amazing RN's who share a wonderful lesson in "Building a Resilient Team" based on their experiences in a large academic health sciences center during the Covid pandemic. Chris Hairfield and Benita Curnell describe how they were brought together through strategic and visionary leadership to rapidly build an innovative healthcare team designed to meet the needs of the community during the immediate surge of the Coronavirus.
Dr. Cathy Durham is the Director of the DNP Programs at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is also a Captain in the Navy, currently serving as the Senior Nurse Executive for the Reserve Navy Corp serving on the frontlines of the Covid Pandemic in NYC. Dr. Durham eloquently shares what life is like inside an ever-evolving and chaotic environment where our clinician colleagues are demonstrating true resilience as they serve and sacrifice to provide care for their patients and each other.
Shannon D'Alton is a wife, mother, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, nursing instructor, AND full-time PhD student. The Coronavirus Pandemic has created multiple challenges for her family, much like it has for the majority of our healthcare providers and/or students. In this episode she describes her personal journey in RESILIENCE and how she and her family have responded to the current stressors by incorporating art into their daily routine.
Nurse educators and learners are navigating unchartered waters these days due to COVID-19. Most have converted to fully online learning, but many are struggling with clinical placement options. Dr. Melanie Cason shares how she and her team have successfully integrated virtual simulation into the pre-licensure BSN program to meet these needs.