MDC School of Nursing to Present Virtual Best Practices Forum

The Benjamín León School of Nursing at Miami Dade College (MDC) lecture series will feature a collaborative discussion on best practices for training novice nurses transitioning to the workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday October 27. the event is open to the public free of charge.

Over the past year and a half, the COVID-19 pandemic has strained nursing students’ access to clinical settings, delaying entry of novice nurses into the workforce. Meanwhile, the demand for more nurses continues to increase. Education programs and health systems create innovative approaches to acquire clinical skills, enhance the learning experience while providing work opportunities.

This forum offers an engaging and lively discussion of healthcare professionals, educators and students to solve this clinical conundrum led by keynote speaker, Dr. Valerie Grumme, RN, CCRN-K, Director of the Fellowship Program. nurses at Memorial Health Care System.

Dr Grumme holds a Ph.D. and Masters of Nursing from Florida Atlantic University, a BA in Political Science from St. Peter’s University, an Associate Diploma in Nursing from Cypress College and is a CCRN-K certified critical care nurse. Her extensive experience in both academia and clinical practice has allowed her to expand her nursing knowledge and professional practice in order to improve patient care.

The panel will also include Elizabeth L. Vieito-Smith, DNP RN, Chief Nurse, University of Miami Hospital & Clinics; Maria A. Suarez, DNP, MSN, APRN, ACNP-BC, Assistant Vice President of Nursing, Miami Cancer Institute, Baptist Health Systems; Christina Mellon MSN, IA, Horizon Nurse Residency Program Director Nicklaus Children’s, and Jacqulyn Williams, MSN-Ed, RN, RM, ENC, OB, Professor of Nursing at the Benjamin Leon School of Nursing at MDC.

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Meeting ID: 880 3432 4089, access code: 068927.

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