Debbie Ulrich and Kellie Glendon have worked together for the past 25 years in nursing education. Together they have influenced nursing education through journal articles, books, and over 50 national nursing education presentations focusing on innovative teaching strategies.
Debbie received her BSN from The Ohio State University, her Master's from Ball State, and Doctorate from The Ohio State University. Kellie Glendon received a BSN from The College of Mt. St. Joseph on the Ohio and her MSN from the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.
After retiring from Miami University of Ohio with distinguished careers, Debbie and Kellie became administrators and worked with proprietary schools to establish practical, associate degree,and bachelor's nursing programs. Currently Debbie has returned to academia at Wright State University as an Associate Dean of undergraduate nursing education. Kellie is semi-retired and manages an educational nursing business "Think Like a Nurse" with Debbie.
The new business venture highlights the expertise of these seasoned educators through consulting with schools of nursing, national presentations at schools needing assistance in educating faculty for teaching students in more active learning environments, and practical coaching of new faculty through "Dear Florence" blog. After co-authoring the "Dear Florence" bimonthly column for Nurse Educator, it became clear that nursing educators all experience similar problems and need help learning how to navigate their way through the rigors of the academic and clinical environments. If we are to meet the challenges of the IOM report on nursing and impact students in ways develop intellectually, faculty need to change their teaching styles to actively engage students in Thinking Like A Nurse.
We offer educational training to help nursing educators learn how to teach students to think like a nurse. Topics vary from classroom management to theory behind new active learning strategies (see abstracts and content outlines). As the presenters are avid proponents of active learning, teaching strategies are integral components of every presentation, and the presenters "practice what they preach" by actively involving the participants of the seminars. Schools may design their own seminars with a variety of topical areas as outlined. Primarily all day seminars are offered due to transportation and lodging required of long distances, however, in state seminars can be as little as a half day. Prices will depend on length of presentations needed. If schools need help for curricular issues, longer times can be arranged. The educators are experts in writing, critiquing curriculum, and planning initiatives to improve curriculum or board results.
In addition to seminars T-shirts and coffee cups will be offered as products to sell in student nurse organization fund raisers or nurses day appreciation. The logo designed represents the fundamental qualities of nursing and highlights the concept of "Think Like a Nurse" .