Southwest Missouri Clinical Faculty Academy

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End Time:12:00 AM
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This educational activity is jointly provided by AXIS Medical Education and MHA Health Institute.
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Dates & Location

Thursday, Aug. 1, and Friday, Aug. 2

Missouri State University
901 South National Ave.
Springfield, Mo.

This seminar is complimentary. Register on or before Friday, July 19.

Continental breakfast, lunch and program materials provided. Class size is limited. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  Participants must attend the two-day academy in its entirety to receive a certificate of completion and 12 continuing nursing education contact hours (no partial credit will be awarded).


Bachelor’s-prepared nurses that are interested in serving as adjunct clinical faculty and are currently or soon will be working on their master’s degree. The Missouri State Board of Nursing offers Clinical Faculty Academy participants a waiver to teach clinical education in a baccalaureate nursing program if they are making progress toward a master’s degree in nursing and have attended the two-day Clinical Faculty Academy.


The Clinical Faculty Academy is a community wide training program for registered nurses serving as adjunct clinical faculty at nursing schools in the Southwest Missouri area. Our mission is to develop qualified staff nurses for the role of clinical nurse educators to increase faculty workforce and expand and sustain enrollments in schools of nursing.


Upon completion of each day’s curriculum, participants will be able to:

Day 1

  1. identify key characteristics of effective teaching methodologies and roles of the clinical nurse instructor
  2. identify contrasting levels of nursing education
  3. discuss the process of curriculum development
  4. identify mechanisms for regional and nursing accreditation
  5. discuss active learning best practices to facilitate student’s critical thinking
  6. define ways to stimulate learning and create a positive learning environment
  7. discuss essential basic legal concepts applicable to role as teacher
  8. identify approaches to conducting pre- and post-clinical conferences

Day 2

  1. discuss the variety of written assignments required of students during the clinical experience
  2. define appropriate guidance and timely feedback for written assignments
  3. identify principles of the evaluation process
  4. identify differences between feedback and evaluation
  5. discuss formative and summative evaluation
  6. identify constructive feedback to students
  7. discuss effective evaluations of students at different levels of competency (novice to expert)
  8. identify roles and characteristics of the clinical teacher/instructor
  9. discuss the benefits of keeping anecdotal notes of students’ clinical activities and performance
  10. identify difficulties within the evaluation process
  11. identify strategies for problem resolution and remediation
  12. define literature related to student incivility in nursing
  13. identify methods to maximize student learning in the clinical setting
  14. identify ways to deal with a variety of difficult student situations
  15. discuss the multiple roles of adjunct clinical faculty and the way to balance roles
  16. describe time management for a clinical day


Day 1

8 a.m. — Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. — Welcome and Introductions

8:45 a.m. — Student Learning in the Clinical Setting
Jessie Wheatley, DHSc, MSN, R.N., ASN

Ozark Technical Community College

10 a.m. — Break

10:15 a.m. — Educational Context
Whitney Hayter, MSN, BSN, R.N.
Assistant Professor,
Cox College

11:15 a.m. — Lunch (provided)

12:15 p.m. — Creating a Positive Learning Environment
Renay McCarley, DNP, R.N., CNE, ASN
Chair, Assistant Professor
Mercy College of Nursing & Health Sciences, Southwest Baptist University

1:15 p.m. — Written Work in the Clinical Environment
Kathy Pittman, MSN
Assistant Professor
Cox College

2:45 p.m. — Break

3 p.m. — Conducting Pre- and Post-Clinical Environment
Susan Griffitts, MSN, R.N., FCN
Ozark Technical Community College

4 p.m. — Wrap-up and Adjournment

Day 2

8 a.m. — Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. — Clinical Evaluation
Karla Conner, MSN
Assistant Professor
Missouri State University

10 a.m. — Break

10:15 a.m. — Legal Issues in Clinical Education
Abby Craigmyle, J.D.

Noon — Lunch (provided)

12:45 p.m. — Dealing with Difficult Student Situations
Steering Committee with Class Participation
Louise Bigley, Ph.D., R.N.
Brittney Hendrickson, DNP, R.N.
Jessie Wheatley, DHSc, MSN, R.N.
Sharon Zahn, DNP, R.N.

2:45 p.m. — Break

3 p.m. — Multiple Roles: From Staff to Teacher – Informal Discussion
Steering Committee with Class Participation
Louise Bigley, Ph.D., R.N.
Brittney Hendrickson, DNP, R.N.
Jessie Wheatley, DHSc, MSN, R.N.
Sharon Zahn, DNP, R.N.

4 p.m. — Wrap-up and Adjournment

Continuing Education

Accreditation Statement
image001 In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the MHA Health Institute and AXIS Medical Education. AXIS Medical Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation for Nursing
AXIS Medical Education designates this continuing nursing education activity for 12.0 contact hours.

Learners are advised that accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.

Requirements for credit:

  • Attend/participate in the educational activity and review all course materials.
  • Complete the CE Declaration form online by 11:59 pm ET Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Instructions will be provided. If you do not enter the online portal by the above date, you will not be able to retrieve your statement of participation.
  • Upon successful completion of the online form, your statement of completion will be presented to you to print.

AXIS Contact Information
For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact AXIS at

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
AXIS Medical Education requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by AXIS for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:

 Name of Faculty or Presenter  Reported Financial Relationship
 Tracie Bishop, MSN   
 Nothing to disclose
 Cheryl Hedrick, MSN, R.N.  Nothing to disclose
 Brittney Henderickson, DNP, R.N.  Nothing to disclose
 Jessie Wheatley, DHSc, MSN, R.N.  Nothing to disclose
 Louis Bigley, MSN, R.N.  Nothing to disclose
 Sharon Zahn, DNP, R.N.  Nothing to disclose
 Abby Craigmyle, J.D.  Nothing to disclose
Whitney Hayter, MSN, BSN, R.N.
 Nothing to disclose
 Renay McCarley, DNP, R.N., CNE, ASN  Nothing to disclose
 Janice S. Williams, R.N., ACNS-BC, CDE, CNE  Nothing to disclose
 Kathy Pittman, MSN  Nothing to disclose
 Susan Griffitts, MSN, R.N., FNC  Nothing to disclose
 Karla Conner, MSN  Nothing to disclose

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:

 Name of Planner/Manager  Reported Financial Relationship
 Jean Klindt  Nothing to disclose
 Dee Morgillo, M.Ed., CHCP  Nothing to disclose

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Americans With Disabilities Act
In compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your request. For any special requests, please contact Jean Klindt, MHA's Manager of Workforce Programs at before the meeting dates.