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Serious Gaming - GLIMPSE - is a Finalist at an International Serious Games Competition
GLIMPSE (Game to Learn Important Communications Methods for Patient Safety Enhancement) is a collaborative project with The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing, UT Dallasí Arts and Technology and Baylor Scott & White Health. The game is used in research on communication practices among physicians and nurses. GLIMPSE offers situational learning through conversations with the gameís characters. Players must select appropriate responses to a nurse or physician.
The project, funded by a grant from the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) for nearly one million dollars, was led by a team including Dr. Mary E. (Beth) Mancini, principal investigator; a UT Dallas team led by Dr. Marjorie Zelke; and Baylorís director of patient safety research, Dr. Yan Xiao and Susan Houston director of nursing research.
One of 18 finalists out of 50 reviewed in the Business Category of the 2013 Serious Games Showcase & Challenge, the project is also being evaluated as one of six finalists for the Adaptive Force Award.
Mary Lou Bond to Work With the Fulbright Specialist Program
Mary Lou Bond, a long-time professor and administrator in the University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing, has joined the roster of the Fulbright Specialist Program, an international initiative that helps U.S. academics collaborate with universities in 140 countries.
Bond's focus will be on mentoring programs and faculty development.
Book signing at Sigma Theta Tau
Four UTA College of Nursing faculty participated in book signings at Sigma Theta Tau. Left - Dr. Mancini and Right - Drs. Ibitayo, Bond and Baxley
(Tuesday, Nov. 19)
Faculty to Participate in Book Signings at Sigma Theta Tau Meeting in Indianapolis
The 42nd Biennial Convention for the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International has invited the authors of two new books to participate in book signings scheduled for this convention that begins on November 16th.
Dr. Susan Baxley, Dr. Kristina Ibitayo and Dr. Mary Lou Bond have written the newly released Mentoring Today's Nurses: A Global Perspective for Success. Between cultural and generational differences and outside influences such as technology, nurse educators need to think of mentoring in a new and modern way. This book provides a road map for educators.
Mastering Simulation: A Handbook for Success was co-written by Dr. Beth Ulrich and Dr. Beth Mancini and the authors guide students and practitioners through developing clinical competencies with confidence.
If you're at the STTI convention...be sure to stop by!
Dr. Mary Lou Bond Honored by UT Austin School of Nursing
A champion for mentoring, maternal health specialist, academic leader and nurse educator - Mary Lou Bond,PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN, was a perfect choice as Distinguished Alumna at UT Austin's School of Nursing in November. Recognized for her extensive and international leadership in nursing education and research, Dr. Bond has received numerous other awards including the Minority Health Nursing Research Award from the Southern Nursing Research Society and the Presidentís Award from the National Association of Hispanic Nursing.
The co-founder of UT Arlington's Center for Hispanic Studies in Nursing and Health, Dr. Bond has served as UT Arlington's assistant dean for undergraduate nursing programs and associate dean for PhD in nursing and was interim dean for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She has a record of research with HRSA and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board grant funding to support mentorship activities for students. Her publications have received national attention and have generated invitations to serve with national groups like Roster of Fulbright Specialists; Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals and Organizationsí Technical Advisory Panel on Culture, Language and Health and service on the Board of Trustees for the Commission of Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools.
Dr. Bond continues to work as co-director of the Center for Hispanic Studies in Nursing and Health along with Dr. Trevino.
(Tuesday, Nov. 12)
Interim Dean and Alumna Inducted as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing
Jennifer Gray, RN, PhD, FAAN, interim dean of the UT Arlington College of Nursing and Renee Manworren, RN, PhD, FAAN, (UTA PhD Alumna)were among 172 nursing leaders inducted into The American Academy of Nursing this past weekend. Selection for fellowship in the Academy is one of the most prestigious honors in the field of nursing.
Celebrating the induction with Dr. Gray and Dr. Manworren were previous inductees, Dr. Mary Lou Bond and Dr. Judy LeFlore.(pictured)
In addition to teaching and mentoring, Grayís career has focused on furthering HIV/AIDS research and global health issues. During the summer, Gray made her seventh trip to Uganda to help develop the research capacity of nurses and provide in-service education for nurses in rural areas affected by the disease.
(Monday, Oct. 21)
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