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Become a 2014 Faculty Transformer

Applications for our annual faculty development program are now open. Please view our application page for details.

Call for Abstracts

Abstracts are now being accepted from all CUNY nursing & health professions faculty for our 4th annual CUNY Nurse Educators Conference & Technology Summit on January 23, 2014.


Program Description

NYCNECT is a 5-year, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)-funded mechanism for the Faculty Development: Integrated Technology into Nursing Education and Practice Initiative (Faculty Development: ITNEP). Led by Project Director, Dr. Donna Nickitas, CUNY faculty in our one-year professional development program participate in hands-on learning activities to develop competencies in innovative pedagogy and teaching strategies and teaching with simulation, informatics/Health IT, telehealth, and other health care and educational technologies.

NYCNECT trainees serve as “Transformers” at their home institutions by advising colleagues on the use of health care and educational technologies and by participating in a CUNY-wide consortium to improve health professions education through the use of effective teaching strategies, simulated learning, informatics/Health IT, and telehealth/m-health technologies. By creating a CUNY-wide consortium of faculty, NYCNECT aims to strengthen health professions education at CUNY through innovative teaching and learner-centered uses of technology.

By increasing faculty expertise in use of simulation, informatics and telehealth, our ultimate aim is to equip faculty with the skills and knowledge needed as educators to prepare health professions students for 21st century health care practice, and to contribute to the reduction of health disparities in under-served populations by preparing a diverse culturally competent health care workforce.