Library Instruction for Hybrid Courses: An Experience with a DNP Program

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Library Instruction for Hybrid Courses: An Experience with a DNP Program

  1. 1. Library Instruction for Hybrid Courses an experience with a DNP program Abby Bedford, MSI Health Sciences Librarian Grand Valley State University Grand Rapids, MI
  2. 2. hybrid course:A course that has both online & classroom components.
  3. 3. the DNP program•DNP = Doctor of Nursing Practice•clinical equivalent to PhD•began fall semester 2009•one of 5 DNP programs in Michigan (AACN, 2010)•entirely a hybrid program
  4. 4. DNP students•currently 32 students•majority between ages 30 and 60•majority currently in full-time clinical practice•many commute from outside Grand Rapids
  5. 5. a need for library instruction“The DNP program prepares the graduateto [...] use information technology andresearch methods appropriately” (AACN, DNPEssentials Task Force, 2006, p. 11).
  6. 6. challenges:
  7. 7. challenges: when
  8. 8. challenges: when what
  9. 9. challenges: when what how
  10. 10. when
  11. 11. whenchallenge:
  12. 12. whenchallenge:Commuter students that only come toGrand Rapids for class & students thatwork full time.
  13. 13. whenchallenge:Commuter students that only come toGrand Rapids for class & students thatwork full time.solution:
  14. 14. whenchallenge:Commuter students that only come toGrand Rapids for class & students thatwork full time.solution:Three Saturday morning sessions afterThursday-Friday classroom sessions.
  15. 15. what
  16. 16. whatchallenge:
  17. 17. whatchallenge:Limited time-frame for instruction. Noknowledge of student’s informationliteracy levels.
  18. 18. whatchallenge:Limited time-frame for instruction. Noknowledge of student’s informationliteracy levels.solution:
  19. 19. whatchallenge:Limited time-frame for instruction. Noknowledge of student’s informationliteracy levels.solution:Start from the beginning. Eliminate task-based instruction as much as possible.
  20. 20. Session One• Library Basics• Basic SearchingSession Two• Advanced Searching• Cited Reference SearchingSession Three• RefWorks• APA Specifics
  21. 21. how
  22. 22. howchallenge:
  23. 23. howchallenge:Limited time for instruction. Highprobability of low retention.
  24. 24. howchallenge:Limited time for instruction. Highprobability of low retention.solution:
  25. 25. howchallenge:Limited time for instruction. Highprobability of low retention.solution:3 2-hour instruction sessions in acomputer lab with handouts.Asychronous instruction throughSlideshare and YouTube.
  26. 26. thoughts for the future
  27. 27. thoughts for the future•Focus on search
  28. 28. thoughts for the future•Focus on search•More structured in-class activities
  29. 29. thoughts for the future•Focus on search•More structured in-class activities•Strive for completely concept-based rather than task-based instruction
  30. 30. thoughts for the future•Focus on search•More structured in-class activities•Strive for completely concept-based rather than task-based instruction•Introduce grey literature
  31. 31. referencesAmerican Association of Colleges of Nursing. (2010). Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs. Retrieved from http:// www.aacn.nche.edu/dnp/dnpprogramlist.htmAmerican Association of Colleges of Nursing, DNP Essentials Task Force. (2006). The essentials of doctoral education for advanced nursing practice. Retrieved from http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ DNP/pdf/Essentials.pdf

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