Carol Thorn Bio:
Carol has been involved in the development and utilization of concept-based learning activities, for both the classroom and clinical setting for over 10 years. She has 30+ years of experience in the areas of med/surg, emergency medicine and intensive care to draw from in the development of learning activities/case studies that help focus today’s nursing education to pertinent and prevalent concepts that every student should know about. Carol has spoken nationally about this topic at various seminars and conferences as well as teaching multiple workshops to nursing faculty around the country related to the development of concept-based learning activities.
Upon completion of the program, participants should be able to:
- Describe the importance of using concept-based learning activities and case studies in the classroom as well as clinical settings.
- Discuss the basics of developing concept based learning activities.
- Illustrate ways in which clinical education can be modified to incorporate concept based learning activities
- Apply concept-based learning to selected situations in the nursing school classroom
- Identify potential barriers to the utilization of concept-based learning activities as well as case based scenarios in the clinical and classroom settings
- Discuss how to aggregate and trend evaluation data.