Innovations Project: Strengthening Cultural Competence in Prenatal Care With a Virtual Community: Building Capacity Through Collaboration

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Presented By: 
Faye Grund, PhD, APRN-BC, Joan Lockhart, PhD, RN, FAAN, Lisa Young, DNP, APRN, Yvonne Weideman, DNP, MBA, RN
Faye Grund, PhD, APRN-BC, Ashland University
Faye Grund is the dean and administrative officer of the College of Nursing. She was a PhD student as Duquesne University, and received her post master’s certificate from the University of Akron, her MS in nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University, and two bachelor’s degrees in biology and nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has a certification as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Her specialty practices are psychiatric mental health nursing in the nursing administration. Her research interests include: mental health in college students, depression and suicidal ideation, and student success strategies.
Joan Lockhart, PhD, RN, FAAN, Duquesne University
Joan Lockhart is the coordinator of the MSN Nursing Education Program and a Clinical Professor at Duquesne University School of Nursing. She earned her diploma at Presbyterian-University Hospital School of Nursing and her undergraduate and graduate nursing degrees from the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, with a minor in curriculum and supervision from the School of Education. She is an experienced oncology nurse, administrator, and educator and holds certifications in advanced oncology, ENT- head and neck nursing, and nursing education.
Lisa Young, DNP, APRN, Ashland University 
Lisa Young currently serves as an assistant professor and director of Simulation at Ashland University Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences in Ashland, Ohio. Young earned a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Duquesne University in May 2013. She earned a Master in Nursing from The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, and certification as an Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist in 1994.
Yvonne Weideman, DNP, MBA, RN, Duquesne University
Yvonne Weideman is assistant professor at Duquesne University and the coordinator of the Accelerated Second Degree Program. Weideman earned a DNP from Duquesne University, MBA from Robert Morris University and BS in Nursing from Duquesne University.  Weideman's area of expertise revolves around innovative clinical pedagogy including the use of virtual patients and virtual learning environments. Her achievements include a patented pedagogy for teaching/learning that involves the use of virtual patients/virtual learning.  This has led to the development of several Virtual Learning Modules including:  a Virtual Pregnancy Module (VPM), a Virtual SIDS Module (VSM), and the Virtual Prenatal Clinic.
Session Overview:
Discuss and enable the learner to evaluate the collaboration of the students, faculty and community members that participated in the virtual community. Determine the effectiveness of the virtual community developed to increase cultural competence of second degree students and to determine the effectiveness of shared resources between two private universities.

Session Objective:
1.Describe the project outcomes related to a cultural prenatal care virtual simulation collaborative experience for students from two private universities.