Offering a Path to Success for Everyone: Creating an Inclusive Environment in Nursing Education - Online Course
It is our responsibility as nurse educators to purposefully create an inclusive learning environment in nursing education so that everyone we teach has a path to success.
Inclusion is the practice of providing equal access to opportunities and resources to those who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized. Students in our nursing education classrooms are in danger of being excluded due to many factors: poverty, race, religion, sexual preference, nationality, disabilities, culture, language, previous education, ideology, need to work, etc. It is our responsibility as nurse educators to purposefully create an inclusive learning environment in nursing education so that everyone we teach has a path to success.
After participating in this course, learners will be able to:
- Identify the necessity to purposefully create an inclusive learning environment in nursing education.
- Recognize potential roadblocks to inclusivity in current practices in nursing education.
- Learn strategies to constructing an inclusive learning environment to implement in their own practice to foster success for all nursing students.
Christie Cavallo, MSN, RN, EdD(c), CNE, CNEcl, is a registered nurse of 28 years and currently teaches undergraduate nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee. She grew up in a rural town of Clarksdale, Mississippi (in the heart of the Mississippi Delta) until she moved eight years ago to Olive Branch, Mississippi. Christie has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Delta State University, a Master’s in Nursing Education from Walden University where she is also currently pursuing her Doctorate in Education. She is very passionate about nursing and nursing education. She currently writes a nurse educator blog for Wolters Kluwer, a book chapter for a new concept-based nursing book series, serves as a peer reviewer for American Nurse Today and mentors first generation college students through the University of Tennessee system. Christie has four grown children, a husband of 29 years and three hungry cats. She enjoys gardening, reading, and spending time with her family.