The Pathway to a Collective Virtual Unit: A Partnership Between Librarian and Faculty to Engage in Evidence-Based Practice and the Quality Improvement Project

Poster Description: Learn how an existing student project via librarian-faculty collaboration pivoted to provide continuity of instruction in a pandemic. Discover how collaborators designed virtual research instruction for students’ educational experience by developing Blackboard learning modules, creating virtual meetings, and student-librarian consultations as part of the senior nursing students’ Quality Improvement Project.

Poster:

Presenter Name(s): Hope Delecke, Washtenaw Community College; Sherry MacDonald, Washtenaw Community College; Sandra McCarthy, Washtenaw Community College

Presenter Bios: Hope Delecke, MS, APRN-BC Hope is a member of the Professional Faculty at Washtenaw Community College. She also works as a Nurse Practitioner for the Washtenaw County Health Department. In her free time she enjoys spending time outside with her family. Her email is hdelecke@wccnet.edu

Sherry M. MacDonald, MSN, FNP, APRN, CCM Sherry is a course coordinator of NUR 288. She is board-certified as a family nurse practitioner and a nursing case manager. She also works part-time as a family nurse practitioner. Sherry has over 30 years of experience in nursing and is a DNP student at University of Michigan-Flint. Her email is smmacdonald@wccnet.edu

Sandra McCarthy, MLS, MA, AHIP Sandra is a member of the Professional Faculty at Washtenaw Community College. She is the liaison to the health sciences and nursing program. She also teaches part-time. Her email is mccarthy@wccnet.edu

4 replies on “The Pathway to a Collective Virtual Unit: A Partnership Between Librarian and Faculty to Engage in Evidence-Based Practice and the Quality Improvement Project”

Great project! I love how librarians meet with students by appointment in small groups. At our college, we did individual meetings with nursing students this semester and it was pretty overwhelming. This gives us another option to think about.

I love this combination of asychronous and sychrhonous instruction/consults for EBP and nursing students. Do you have an idea of how y’all could scale up with this kind of model for library instruction?

Hi Sam,
Are you asking if we can include the all the information one instruction? We did, all modules were part of the pre-COVID instruction session. This was a 3 hour session that included several activities with NUR students.

Sandy