UF College of Nursing Clinical Assistant Professor Anita Stephen, M.S.N., R.N., C.N.L. is one of 30 nursing faculty mentors in the United States selected to participate in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s inaugural AACN-Apple Digital Innovation Bootcamp: From Content to Action, which will be held July 9-12 in Austin, Texas.
In keeping with the AACN’s strategic goal to serve as the driving force for innovation and excellence in academic nursing, AACN launched the digital innovation bootcamp initiative to provide new opportunities for nursing faculty to leverage the latest technology to enhance learning in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings.
Following a competitive application process featuring more than 150 nursing faculty and staff, 30 esteemed nursing faculty were selected. Those invited to participate in the groundbreaking event will enjoy sessions on creating digital content, developing iOS mobile apps, multi-touch books and creating an engaging learning environment.
“AACN applauds the incoming class of Digital Bootcamp participants for their innovative ideas and commitment to enhancing the educational experience for today’s nursing student,” said Dr. Ann Cary, chair of the AACN Board of Directors.
Program participants come from 20 states plus the District of Columbia and represent an array of institution types, including small liberal arts programs, public and private schools, and large academic health centers.