Jo Robins receives funding for course redesign
Jo Robins, Ph.D., RN, ANP-BC, CHTP, AHN-C, an associate professor at the VCU School of Nursing, is leading a multi-disciplinary team receiving funding to redesign NURS 371: Evidence-Based Practice through the VCU Course Redesign Program, sponsored by the Office of the Provost. This new campus-wide initiative focuses on the redesign of large-enrollment, multi-section undergraduate courses using technology-supported active-learning strategies.
In addition to Robins, team members include Kyungeh An, Ph.D., RN, associate professor; Elizabeth Miles, eLearning developer; Terry Valiga, Ed.D., senior visiting professor; Roy Brown, assistant professor; Beth Rodgers, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, chairperson of the Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems; Craig Anderson, associate dean for business and administration; and a VCU online team member.
The goals of the Course Redesign Program are to achieve improvements in student-learning outcomes and reductions in instructional costs. The School of Nursing team is well positioned and fully dedicated to ensuring that students acquire the critical knowledge and skills needed to fully engage in evidence-based practice to promote the highest quality of health care and optimal patient outcomes.