Use of an individual test preparation resource to systematically support DNP curriculum

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Abstract

Background:
The Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) has subscribed to online test preparation resources for many years. These materials are designed for students to set up accounts for their own practice, and as such were promoted as tools for individual use. Beyond usage statistics, the library did not have a sense of the value or adoption of these resources.

Project:
Faculty members in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program were interested in question banks to support their teaching. DNP program directors became aware of how an individual test preparation product could be used as a question bank, and approached the HSL about the possibility of an institutional subscription. Though this request is not something the HSL would usually support, initial meetings between librarians and faculty in the School of Nursing (SoN) revealed that our existing exam preparation resource could be used in new ways to systematically support curriculum. Librarians and nursing faculty brainstormed and explored options to make an institutional-level subscription work for various different course-level uses. This collaboration resulted in a new model for HSL in providing administrative access to a resource to support teaching and learning.

Outcome:
This presentation discusses a novel use of a traditional product. With creativity and good communication with the SoN, we were able to use our subscription to an exam preparation resource in multiple ways, thereby supporting both individual students and the curriculum as a whole and greatly increasing the value of our subscription.
Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Oct 15 2017
EventJoint meeting of the Midwest Chapter/MLA and the Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association - Ypsilanti, United States
Duration: Oct 13 2017Oct 16 2017

Conference

ConferenceJoint meeting of the Midwest Chapter/MLA and the Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association
CountryUnited States
CityYpsilanti
Period10/13/1710/16/17

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Theis-Mahon, N., & Weinfurter, E. (2017). Use of an individual test preparation resource to systematically support DNP curriculum. Paper presented at Joint meeting of the Midwest Chapter/MLA and the Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association, Ypsilanti, United States.

Use of an individual test preparation resource to systematically support DNP curriculum. / Theis-Mahon, Nicole; Weinfurter, Elizabeth.

2017. Paper presented at Joint meeting of the Midwest Chapter/MLA and the Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association, Ypsilanti, United States.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Theis-Mahon, N & Weinfurter, E 2017, 'Use of an individual test preparation resource to systematically support DNP curriculum' Paper presented at Joint meeting of the Midwest Chapter/MLA and the Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association, Ypsilanti, United States, 10/13/17 - 10/16/17, .
Theis-Mahon N, Weinfurter E. Use of an individual test preparation resource to systematically support DNP curriculum. 2017. Paper presented at Joint meeting of the Midwest Chapter/MLA and the Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association, Ypsilanti, United States.
Theis-Mahon, Nicole ; Weinfurter, Elizabeth. / Use of an individual test preparation resource to systematically support DNP curriculum. Paper presented at Joint meeting of the Midwest Chapter/MLA and the Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association, Ypsilanti, United States.
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