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COVID-19 and Technology in Action: Unique Engagement Strategies for Nurse Educators


Program Description: Learn about how the Healthcare Workforce Transformation Initiatives Team at CCRI adapted a community health simulation to an accredited virtual case study for the current and future healthcare workforce, and see how they transformed an under-utilized space to simulate a home care environment for use in nursing education.



  • Donna M. Donilon, PhD, RN, NPD-BC, Executive Director of Healthcare Workforce Transformation Initiatives at CCRI
  • Kristen Fournier, MBA, Program Director of Healthcare Workforce Transformation Initiatives at CCRI
  • Mackenzie Johnson, MSN, RN, Program Director of Continuing Education in Nursing and Allied Health at CCRI


Who Should Attend:

Nurses, Dental Professionals, Healthcare Professionals, Allied and Rehabilitative Health Professionals, CCRI Health & Rehabilitative Sciences Faculty and Clinical Instructors.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Be able to describe how to transform a case study into an online simulation for a community health nursing course.
  • Be able to identify how to develop interactive knowledge checks for a simulated case study.

Credit Designation:

  • Nurses: This continuing nursing education activity is provided by the Community College of Rhode Island. The Community College of Rhode Island is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, for 1.0 contact hours.

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This program is jointly provided by the Community College of Rhode Island and the Northeast Multistate Division.

This program is supported by funding from the Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Healthcare Workforce Transformation Program.