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Ramapo College Nursing Professor Chosen for Prestigious Association Bootcamp

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)May 2, 2019

MAHWAH, N.J. – Ramapo College Nursing Assistant Professor Anne Marie Flatekval has been selected by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) to participate in the 2019 AACN-Apple Digital Innovation Bootcamp: From Content to Action, which will be held June 24-27 in Austin, Texas.

Flatekval was one of only 35 nursing faculty nationwide chosen for the program.

“It is a very selective process to be included,” said Kathleen Burke, assistant dean of nursing at Ramapo College. “Anne Marie is interested in student support and technology use in such support. She is presently managing a Student Success Project, where students at risk are mentored and involved in tutoring sessions. She is interested in taking this to a next step and possibly integrating technology in the process. In this bootcamp, she will be working with techies and with faculty from across the country to look at the latest technology and how it is being used/or can be used.”

In keeping with the association’s strategic goal to serve as the driving force for innovation and excellence in academic nursing, AACN launched this initiative to provide new opportunities for nursing faculty to leverage the latest technology to enhance learning in the classroom, laboratory, online and clinical settings. Those invited to participate in this highly interactive event will enjoy sessions on preparing digital content, developing iOS mobile apps and multi-touch books, and creating an engaging learning environment.

“Rapid advances in technology are transforming both how students learn and how they are taught,” said Dr. Ann Cary, chair of the AACN Board of Directors. “I applaud those selected to attend this year’s bootcamp for their commitment to leveraging the latest technology and digital innovations to foster a truly interactive learning experience for today’s nursing student.”

Program participants come from 21 states plus the District of Columbia and represent an array of institution types, including small liberal arts programs, public and private schools, and large academic health centers. Those attending will share details about their individual projects produced as part of this immersion experience at an upcoming AACN conference.



About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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