College of Nursing designated again as an Apple Distinguished School

UC Health News

The University of Cincinnati
(UC) College of Nursing has once again been recognized as an Apple
Distinguished School. The three-year designation was announced by Dean Greer
Glazer, PhD, at the annual State of the College address on Wednesday, Oct. 10,
at Procter Hall.

The College of Nursing’s iCoN
Initiative, which began in 2012, has steadily incorporated iPad and technology
into teaching and learning, earning the college two previous Apple
Distinguished designations in 2014-2015 and 2016-2017. The initiative is designed
to transform
traditional nursing education to meet the educational needs of the next
generation of nursing students and redefine how students learn, interact and
collaborate.  

“The iCoN initiative has expanded far beyond what
we could have imagined,” says Glazer. “As our support for the transformation in
teaching and learning grows and our model for sustainability improves, our end
goal remains the same: to graduate nurse leaders who are critical thinkers and
competent in the latest technologies to ensure the best and safest care
possible. These are exciting times for nursing and for the college, the only
nursing college to receive this designation three times.”

Apple Distinguished Schools
are centers of innovation, leadership and educational excellence that use Apple
products to inspire creativity, collaboration and critical thinking. They
showcase innovative uses of technology in learning, teaching and the school
environment. 

“iPad and complementary apps and platforms have
provided an opportunity to transform education,” says Matt Rota, PhD, assistant dean of technology for the College
of Nursing. “For the College of Nursing, this transformation
has not occurred in a vacuum. It has been fostered by an organizational culture
that embraces technology in the classroom, along with committed leadership and
a partnership between information technology, instructional design and subject matter
experts.”

In the fall of 2013, all
Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice students were
required to own iPads. In fall 2018, the …

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