College of Nursing Launches Telehealth Training for Students

Sep 29, 2017

The University of Arizona College of Nursing has launched a telehealth training program for Doctor of Nursing Practice students, likely making it the first nursing school in the country to add the training to its curriculum.

The project is funded with a $26,000 grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Graduate Nursing Education Demonstration, which funds hospital-affiliated nursing schools to develop new approaches to nursing practice.

The UA project has two goals: to incorporate telehealth training in the College of Nursing’s curriculum, and to evaluate students’ perceptions of the program’s effectiveness.

Response to the training, which started in May, has been positive, so far, according to Rene Love, PhD, DNP, PMHNP, and Jane Carrington, PhD, RN, who are the project’s principal investigators. Their goal is to enroll about 75 students in the school’s doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree program. As of late August, more than 80 have enrolled.

Read Jane Erikson's full article here.