The partnership will enhance the ability of Clemson nursing faculty members to develop and teach online courses through AHEC U, Upstate AHEC’s online distance learning program. Modules currently in development by the Clemson University School of Nursing faculty will address curriculum development and current issues and research in teaching and learning, featuring a variety of classroom and clinical teaching and learning styles. An educational technology course will allow nurse educators to master technology in order to create an optimal learning environment.
The partnership will prepare practitioners from various backgrounds at the baccalaureate and graduate levels and will promote a collaborative environment for scholarship and research. It will help educate innovative nurse leaders with diverse experiences who focus on the healthcare and quality of life of South Carolinians. Additionally, the partnership seeks to promote and sustain cultural diversity among faculty, students and staff within a professional educational setting.
The continuing education courses will be offered online beginning this fall to nurse educators throughout South Carolina. For more information, contact Clemson University Graduate Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Nursing Stephanie Davis, PhD, at 864-656-2588, or Upstate AHEC Director of Distance Learning Jennifer Walker, MSN, at 864-349-1160.