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BSC Nursing Faculty Member a Featured Presenter at Faculty Development Conference in Dayton, OH

Bernadette Dragich, (MSN, RN, CS) Associate Professor of Nursing at Bluefield State College, was a featured presenter at the recent fifth annual ADN (Associate Degree of Nursing) Faculty Development Conference in Dayton, OH. The two-day program, August 7-8, focused upon "Teaching Effectiveness in Student-Centered Environments." Dragich's presentation was entitled "Clinical Journals: A Teaching/Learning Strategy." Clinical journals provide students with the opportunity to synthesize classroom and theory with clinical practice, she noted. "Beginning nursing students reflect on their understanding of being in clinical situations while interacting with their teacher. This study sought to uncover how journalism enhances the teaching-learning process," she explained. Keynote speaker at the conference was Dr. Gregory L. Crow, Professor, Graduate Coordinator, and Program Director: Nursing Leadership and Case Management Programs--Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA.