Information and Resources for Graduate Nursing Students Worth Checking Out!

We all get a million emails and don’t necessarily read them all, and sometimes that means we miss out on great opportunities. Here are some events, resources, and opportunities that may interest you!

Professional Development Opportunities:

Course Success Self-Review: Take this anonymous, quick survey to identify ways to strengthen the design and delivery of remote/hybrid courses, leading to better learning and student satisfaction. The Self-Review identifies six success factors and offers supporting recommendations, with relevant and actionable resources. Browse additional resources on the Course Success website.

Teaching in a Pandemic mini self-directed course: 1 hour, on remote student engagement strategies.

Preparing to Teach Online (Spring sessions: March 23-29, April 13-19): This week-long, intensive course built for instructors teaching remotely or online. This course is built around five modules that will help you prepare your course for remote learning.

Active Teaching Labs are responsive theme-based discussions where educators support each other’s inquiry, reflection, and subsequent improvement of their own authentic campus teaching practices.

Classroom Assessment Strategies Workshop (5/10, 1:30 to 3pm & 5/12, 9 to 10:30am): During this interactive virtual workshop, you will learn how to create an online activity for your course to assess students’ learning progress using a Classroom Assessment Technique (CAT) of your choice.

2021 Teaching and Learning Symposium: Join your colleagues to reflect on our enduring values, discuss challenges and opportunities, and share innovations through the use of active and inclusive teaching practices that foster a learning environment that values students’ life experiences, promotes deeper learning, and inspires critical inquiry. Two unique sessions (March 18 and April 15) from 11:30am-1:30pm combining presentation and group discussions.

Learning Analytics – explore how to use learning analytics to support student success by attending an upcoming Learning Analytics Community of Practice session or a Learner Engagement Analytics Dashboard (LEAD) Demo and Discussion.

TeachOnline@UW – This comprehensive faculty learning community is intended for new and experienced online instructors who want to explore and apply in-depth best practices – designing (or re-designing) and teaching fully online, credit courses. The program offers two free courses: Plan & Design and Facilitation & Management. Applications are also now being accepted for the spring Facilitation & Management course (March 22 to April 30) and both courses for summer 2021. Details and registration at For questions, please contact the TeachOnline@UW Program Manager, Karen Skibba, at

Additional professional development workshops and forums are also available on the Instructional Continuity website: (e.g. Remote proctoring with Honorlock, Direct Evidence of Student Learning (DESL) Training, Madison Teaching & Learning Excellence, and more).

Addressing Nursing Leadership Challenges During a Pandemic | On-Demand
What are the key areas associated with nursing care and operations most significantly impacted by COVID-19 and how is nursing leadership influencing positive change and collaboration for each area? Hear from AONL CEO Robyn Begley and BD Strategic Customer VP Rachelle Landry on how nurse leaders have worked to ensure operations and beneficial care are maintained and extended while challenged by COVID-19.

~Your GNSO/A Leadership Team~

Jen Stevens
Rachel Chenoweth
Courtney Gehl
Abby Hammes
Jenn Kowalkowski

This post was authored by Rachel Chenoweth on 03/23/2021.