HCTW news brief: Nurse creates education on sexually transmitted infections

Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, October 2, 2009

A nursing professor at the University of South Florida is creating a modern way to educate college students and young adults on the dangers of sexually transmitted infections.

Versie Johnson-Mallard recently received a three-year, $350,000 “Nurse Faculty Scholar” award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to help her work on the project. Fifteen nurse educators from around the country received the honor.

Instead of public presentations with posters and handouts, Johnson-Mallard is going to use PowerPoint educational intervention in a web-messaging format to provide the education. She’ll also conduct follow-up surveys to see if the information was better retained with the new teaching methods.

Sources: Tampa Bay Business Journal and Smart Brief 

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