Open Educational Resources

GW School of Nursing is pleased to share this collection of Open Educational Resources (OERs) for use by nurse educators worldwide. These interactive multimedia learning materials are outcomes of several grant-funded research projects sponsored by the US Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), including the Advanced Nursing EducationGeriatric Education using a Palliative Care Framework (GEPaC), and the Teaching and Transforming through Technology (T3) projects; and the National Nurse Emergency Preparedness Initiative (NNEPI), sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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The Fit for Academic Success module includes five interactive, multimedia lessons focused on the following topic areas: learning strategies and time management, academic writing, managing technology challenges, basic research concepts, and using library resources. There is also an ESL module built into this resource for students entering the program for whom English is a second language.

This module is intended for students who speak English as a second language (ESL), or who are new to American schools. In addition, this module will also help all students, as nursing is a challenging academic program and students often find they need to adjust their educational styles and skills to succeed.

Author: Jacqueline Wavelet

This series of online learning modules provides refresher training to promote success in academic coursework in five areas: learning strategies and time management, academic writing, managing technology challenges, basic research concepts, and using library resources.

Principal Investigator: Christine Pintz

This series of modules provides a clinical compliance orientation for new Bachelor of Science in Nursing students to help prepare them for skills lab and clinical rotations.

Author: Patricia Davis

This online scenario highlights communication problems that can affect quality and safety in nursing care.

Author: Patricia Davis

This case-based learning activity walks learners through the steps of the digital research process, including exploring resources, evaluating sources, summarizing main ideas, synthesizing main ideas, revisiting a query and checking copyright.

Authors: Elaine Sullo & Samer Aleem

This interactive learning module teaches nurses a critical thinking framework that can be applied to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or explosive (CBRNE) events as well as natural disasters. Learners practice applying new knowledge and skills through video decision-making scenarios.

Project Director: Jean Johnson; Co-Director: Ellen Dawson; Project Manager: Kimberly Acquaviva

The Geriatric Palliative Care Curriculum provides advanced interdisciplinary healthcare practitioners with foundational knowledge and skills to provide a unique approach to the palliative care of older adults, including disease management with compassionate caring; maintaining optimum functional abilities in the presence of protracted illness; promoting quality of life; and anticipating and preparing for peaceful death in the midst of chronic disease.

Principal Investigator: Beverly Lunsford

This module provides an overview of medical terminology related to different body systems as part of an orientation for new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students.

Author: Whitney Shanley

In this case-based learning activity, learners meet Jeremiah Valentine, a patient who is experiencing medication-related difficulties. After hearing his chief complaint and exploring his medical history, learners review his medications to identify the problem(s).

Author: Patricia Davis

In this interactive module, learners explore biological, motor, psychosocial, cognitive and social development stages, including infant, toddler, preschool, school age and adolescence.

Author: Gretchen Wiersma

This 7-week course provides you with key strategies to help understand the foundation of Clinical Simulations.  During each module, you will learn about 7 key components of Clinical Simulation Across the Health Professions and its' impact in your current position as a healthcare professional. 

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