Lecture CPR

Lecture CPR

It’s time to resuscitate the lecture in nursing education! In this session, attendees will learn how to utilize lecture within a teaching-learning environment that supports the development of clinical judgment. We will discuss the rationale for using lecture within an active-learning classroom, as well as strategies for how to make lecture more engaging.

Session Objectives
Following this session, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the rationale for using lecture in an active-learning classroom
  • Describe how lecture can be utilized as a teaching-learning strategy for the development of clinical judgment
  • Demonstrate appropriate strategies for creating an engaging lecture to optimize learning.


Agnes DiStasi

Agnes DiStasi, DNP, RN, CNE, is a Complete Account Executive with ATI Nursing Education for the South Region and a former Nursing Education Consultant and Live Review Educator with ATI. She has been an RN for 35 years with specialty areas in medical/surgical nursing, pain management, and gerontological nursing. She has 25 years of experience in nursing education, having taught at the LPN-RN, Diploma, ADN, BSN, RN-BSN, and MSN levels. She has developed curricula for BSN, MSN, and DNP programs, most recently leading an interprofessional team in the development of a concept-based BSN program of study. She has been involved in several accreditation visits — and the preparations for those visits — and has been an active participant in program assessment and evaluation activities. Dr. DiStasi developed and served as the Director of a new RN-BSN program utilizing a problem-based learning format. She created numerous hybrid courses according to best practices in online course development for this program in partnership with a major instructional design firm. She has been an advocate of active-learning strategies and has been an integral part of the shift to active learning in nursing education through presentations at national, state, and local conferences and meetings. Dr. DiStasi’s primary interests in nursing education include the socialization of adjunct clinical instructors to the nurse faculty role, concept-based curriculum development, active learning, and overall faculty development regarding the relationship between teaching and learning, program assessment, program evaluation, and accreditation. Dr. DiStasi is a Certified Nurse Educator. She earned her BSN and MSN from the University of Cincinnati and her DNP from Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. Dr. DiStasi is a Cincinnati native who is blessed to now be living the dream in beautiful Arizona and working alongside such wonderful colleagues and clients at ATI Nursing Education!