Western University-Faculty Academy Region 9

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Western University, the Benner Institute at HealthImpact, and San Antonio Regional Hospital have received a HRSA grant to invite clinical faculty, clinical educators, and a select number of  preceptors to participate in the Benner Institute Clinical Faculty and Educator Certificate Program for FREE.  The initiative, Western University – Faculty Academy Region 9 (WU-FAR9), will run from 2023 to 2026.

What is the Benner Institute Clinical Faculty and Educator Certificate Program?

HealthImpact, the California nursing workforce and policy center, collaborated with Dr. Patricia Benner to create the Benner Institute for Teaching and Learning at HealthImpact.  According to the Carnegie Report, Educating Nurses: A Call for Radical Transformation by Dr. Benner and colleagues, nursing education must undergo essential changes to transform nursing education.  The Benner Institute offers the Clinical Faculty and Educator (CF/E) Certificate Program with the goal to equip clinical faculty in academia and clinical educators in clinical agencies with the theory, tools, and skills necessary to develop their practice of teaching.

The CF/E Certificate Program is a 6-class, 4-hour Zoom series co-created with Dr. Benner to integrate the latest neuro and learning sciences into clinical education.

Who is eligible to attend?

Each pre-licensure RN programs in California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, and the Pacific Islands will be able to send four (4) attendees: two (2) clinical faculty and two (2) clinical educators from clinical provider organizations/agencies.

When will it be offered?

The CF/E Certificate Program will be offered approximately 8 times per year.

How can I sign up?

Registrations will open in early 2023. In order for a pre-licensure RN program to register, the pre-licensure program must have all four (4) attendees be able to attend the same cohort.

Will I get continuing education hours?

Yes, the course is approved for 30 continuing education hours.

This initiative was supported by HRSA Grant # 1 T1QHP47320‐01‐00.

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