The team behind the implementation of the first digital version of the National Competency Assessment Document for nurses in Ireland will be telling their story at an online event on May 11th between 11.00 and 13.00.
The primary purpose of the event will be to enable delegates to hear directly from the team, about how their initial concerns and doubts about whether a digital solution would work, especially in the dispersed communities around Letterkenny, were allayed by the discovery of the benefits that an online solution can bring. Such as on the day when although storms prevented a CPC from visiting a placement, they could still meet the student online and review their portfolio.
The event will also feature Professor Thomas Kearns, Consultant and Co-Director WHO Collaborating Centre who was one of the first to recognise the impact that digital solutions could have on the education and professional development of nurses and has for many years been a powerful and persuasive advocate of e-portfolios.
The event’s Chair is Dr. Louise McBride who as well as being the Head of the Department of Nursing and Healthcare, Atlantic Technological University is also the current President of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland. It was Louise who could see the potential of adopting a digital approach to the practice assessment of nurses, following her attendance at the RCSI’s annual conference, where a presentation was made by Bournemouth University of their e-portfolio which was being used by nurses and those that supported them.
Delegates will both be shown MyCad.ie and receive reassurance about the measures that have taken to make sure that the site is secure and about how scalable the site is if other institutions in Ireland decide to adopt it.
Registrations for the event are still being accepted however both registrants and anyone else who is interested can join the “Teams” event by selecting this link on the May 11th 2023 at 11.00
The programme for the event is as follows;
11.00 Welcome by Dr. Louise McBride Head of Department of Nursing and Healthcare, Atlantic Technological University
11.10 Professor Thomas Kearns Consultant and Co-Director WHO Collaborating Centre ‘Some reflections on the importance and benefits of those involved in the education and professional development on adopting digital solutions.’
11.20 Mr Chris Peat Chair of Axia Digital (Ireland) will speak on ‘How the legitimate and important concerns about adopting a digital approach can be addressed and resolved.
11.35 Presentation of the digital version of the National Competency Assessment Document on the MyCad.ie site. This will include looking at the reports that are available.
11.50 An opportunity to respond to questions raised during the presentations using Chat, chaired by Dr. Louise McBride
12 noon to 12.30 The User experience, an opportunity to hear from students, CPCs and Tutors who use MyCad.ie
This will include a presentation of a Video that captures the user experience and the opportunity to then question those that were involved in the creation of the video.
Following the event this video will be available to share with other colleagues.
12.30 Concluding remarks and opportunity to ask further questions.