Aug 9, 2010

Conference presenters

Central Lakes College employees Connie Frisch (right), director of nursing, and Pamela Nelson, online learning coordinator, presented at the international “Fusion 2010: Architects of Education” users conference July 12 at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Centre in Chicago. Accompanied by Michael Amick, dean of academic and technology service at CLC, Frisch and Nelson presented “Your Student Nursing Clinical Orientation Begins in Desire2Learn.” Their audience included attendees from Canada and Australia as well as the U.S. They have developed a new service for nursing students in collaboration with area health-care providers of clinical training sites. The result is a clinical orientation done online before students reach the clinical site. Valuable clinical time is saved by providing orientation materials through Desire2Learn course tools. Partners include Brainerd Lakes Health, Brainerd; Lakewood Health System, Staples; Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, Crosby; Riverwood Healthcare Center, Aitkin; and Community Behavorial Health Hospital, Baxter.