2021 Joseph and Joan Pranis Kenney Endowed Conference for Excellence in Nursing Education
This educational program presents an organizing framework for understanding nursing student retention, identifying at-risk students, developing both diagnostic- prescriptive strategies to facilitate success and research-based innovations in teaching and educational research. Jeffrey’s Nursing Universal Retention and Success (NURS) model is interwoven throughout, along with essential information and easy-to-apply examples for developing, implementing, and evaluating retention strategies. Special focus is on diverse learners and nontraditional students.
The target audience includes any faculty from Schools of Nursing in the Pittsburgh area.
At the end of this educational program, the program participants will be able to:
1. Discuss the multidimensional process of student retention
2. Identify factors that restrict or support student retention and success
3. Discuss strategies that can enhance student retention and success for diverse learners
4. Describe strategies for evaluating teaching and retention strategy effectiveness
5. Propose a plan for enhancing student retention and success
UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing
5230 Centre Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15232
This conference is virtual.
Dr. Jeffreys received a B.S. in nursing from the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh and a M. A., M.Ed., and Ed.D in nursing education from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Dr. Marianne R. Jeffreys’ grant-funded research, consultations, and professional presentations encompass the topics of student retention and achievement, nontraditional students, cultural competence, self-efficacy, teaching, curriculum and psychometrics. Her book, Teaching Cultural Competence in Nursing and Health Care: Inquiry, Action, and Innovation (1st Edition) received the AJN Book of the Year Award. She is the author of the Cultural Competence Education Resource Toolkit, Nursing Student Retention: Understanding the Process and Making a Difference, articles, book chapters and the Nursing Student Retention Toolkit. Her conceptual models and questionnaires have been requested worldwide and in various disciplines. She is currently a professor at the City University of New York (CUNY) College of Staten Island and the CUNY Graduate College in Manhattan.
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Provider Unit, an approved provider of continuing nursing education by PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
- 5.25 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 5.25 Attendance