Use of Mobile Technology to Enhance Clinical Process Orientation for Graduate Nursing Students

Session Description
This presentation will show how the Clinical Placement Team at Kaplan University is using mobile technology to provide an engaging, interactive clinical process orientation for graduate level nursing students prior to the start of their clinical or practicum courses.
Hope Bauman
Hope Bauman, Kaplan University, Chicago, IL, USA
Dr. Hope Bauman has a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of Nebraska Lincoln and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Creighton University. She completed her Master of Science in Nursing with training as a Family Nurse Practitioner at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2008 and her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2014. Her doctoral scholarly project was titled “Effect of an Evidence-Based Preceptor Training Program on Practicum Outcomes of Nursing Students in a Large Online Program.”

Dr. Bauman has worked in nursing education for the past 12 years. She has been a fulltime classroom and clinical faculty member as well as Director of Nursing for campus-based pre-licensure nursing programs. For the past six years, she has been the Practicum Manager for Kaplan University School of Nursing, now Purdue University Global. In her current role, Dr. Bauman assists students in preparing for clinical and practicum rotations, communicates with preceptors and clinical facilities to facilitate student experiences, and helps develop and implement systems and procedures for managing practicum and clinical processes.

Dr. Bauman was instrumental in implementing an electronic data and documentation tracking system and bringing other online initiatives to Kaplan University School of Nursing clinical and practicum programs. She has continually been a key player in the ongoing system revisions to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the system in placement processes the Purdue University Global School of Nursing and School of Health Sciences programs.


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