2020 Hot Topics in Nursing Education

2020 Hot Topics in Nursing Education

Nurse educators face ongoing changes and challenges every day as they prepare students to be both confident and competent professionals in the rapidly evolving healthcare environment. In this interactive session, we will discuss four Hot Topics in Nursing Education.

These topics will include: emerging competencies for new graduate nurses, disruptive changes to clinical experiences, effective strategies for online education, and opportunities for faculty development.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify four topics emerging in the field.
  • Articulate three ways in which they can adapt to emerging trends in nursing education.
  • Define a disruptive approach to clinical education.


Beth Mancini, RN, PhD, NE-BC, FAHA, ANEF, FSSH, FAAN

Dr. Beth Mancini, RN, PhD, NE-BC, FAHA, ANEF, FSSH, FAAN is Professor, Sr. Associate Dean for Education Innovation at The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation where she holds the Baylor Professorship for Healthcare Research. Prior to moving to an academic role, Dr. Mancini held progressive positions in critical care and hospital administration including 18 years as Sr. Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Mancini received an ADN from the Community College of Rhode Island, a BSN from Rhode Island College, a Masters in Nursing Administration from The University of Rhode Island and a PhD in Public and Urban Affairs from The University of Texas at Arlington. As an active member in the American Heart Association since 1983 she has held appointments on the Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee, Educational Science and Programs Subcommittee, Maintenance of Competency Working Group, Electronic Database Steering Committee, Writing Group for CPR Quality, and the Quality Care and Outcomes Research Steering Committee. She was one of the founders of the National Registry of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – now Get with The Guidelines-Resuscitation. In addition, Dr. Mancini has served as President of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare; member of the Institute of Medicine’s Global Forum on Innovations in Health Professions Education; and the World Health Organization’s Initiative on Training and Simulation and Patient Safety. Dr. Mancini has more than 90 publications and made presentations at local, national and international conferences on such topics as simulation in healthcare, patient safety, basic and advanced life support education, emergency and critical care nursing, and the transformative redesign of health professions education.