CoTL 2023 Research Talks



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Advancing the education of new nurse practitioners helps close the gap with the knowledge and core competencies necessary to practice independently and master delivery of quality care across the life span to vulnerable populations. Innovative teaching strategies incorporate the needs of the novice nurse practitioner and are designed to support the inclusive learning environment through educational technology, learner-centered activities, interprofessional partnerships, and local community-based agencies that facilitate active learning. Expanding the didactic and clinical training experience by integrating specialty rotations and simulation immersive events, enhances learning outside of the classroom and equips the postgraduate nurse practitioner with the skills and competence that builds on preparedness to successfully transition from novice nurse practitioner to confident primary care provider. Integration of novel teaching methodologies into curriculum and clinical training influences learning dynamics and empowers new nurse practitioners to leverage their strengths in practicing independently and providing expert care to unique populations.

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Education | Medical Education | Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing


Kelly Stauter, DNP, FNP-C, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor - Adult Health Nursing; Community/Mental Health Nursing

Research Interests:

  • Academic-practice partnerships geared to enhance advanced nursing education and practice
  • Competency gaps in preceptor preparedness and nurse practitioner students’ readiness to practice in medically underserved areas
  • Cultural competencies in healthcare education
  • Cultural congruent care for people of diverse or similar cultures
  • Health and wellness of adults and adolescents with obesity
  • Healthy lifestyle interventions for adults with metabolic syndrome
  • Health promotion in the workplace to improve employee productivity

Katherine Bydalek, Phd, MSN, FNP-BC

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor

Research Interests:

  • Dyslipidemia
  • Family Practice
  • Self - Injury Behavior
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Underserved Populations
  • Vulnerable Populations
  • Infectious Disease
  • Geriatric Populations
  • Death, Dying, and Grief
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Mentoring Future Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
  • Food Insecurity
  • Resilience


Presentation Time: Tuesday, May 9, 2023, 11:40 am - 12:05 pm CDT, Room 205

Presentation Type: Research Talk

Host Organization: University of South Alabama

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Postgraduate Residency Program: Pedagogical Strategies in Bridging the Transition from Novice Nurse Practitioner to Confident Primary Care Provider



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