Hartwick’s O'Connor Chair Lecture & Workshop Series Welcomes Ironside

March 15, 2010

The Hartwick College Department of Nursing will host the A. Lindsay and Olive B. O'Connor Chair of Nursing 2010 Spring Lecture and Workshop Series on Wednesday, March 24 and Thursday, March 25. The featured presenter will be Dr. Pamela M. Ironside, associate professor and director of the Center for Nursing Education Research at Indiana University.

Ironside's research program includes using hermeneutic phenomenology to explicate the ways new pedagogies influence the practices of thinking in nursing classrooms and clinical courses, and the ways in which nursing faculty undertake reform and innovation. She has received funding from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing to study how multiple patient simulation experiences influence students' clinical judgment and safety competencies.

Ironside is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the Academy of Nursing Education. She is the recipient of the National League for Nursing Award for Excellence in Nursing Education Research and the Midwest Nursing Society, Curriculum and Instruction Section Award for Advancing the Science of Nursing Education. Her work has been widely published in journals such as Journal of Nursing Education, Journal of Advanced Nursing, and Nursing Outlook, among many others.

Ironside will present the evening lecture (1.5 Contact Hours) at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24 in the Anderson Center for the Arts Theatre. Her topic will be "Preparing Tomorrow's Nurses: Using New Pedagogies to Foster Quality and Safety in Patient Care." On Thursday, March 25, the Morning Workshop for Practicing Nurses and Nurse Educators: "Teaching Interpretive Thinking: Creating Learning Spaces Using Narrative Pedagogy" (3.0 Contact Hours) will be held from 9 a.m. to noon in the Celebration Room of Shineman Chapel House.

Both the lecture and workshop are free and open to the public. Thursday lunch reservations are $12. To register for the workshop, or for more information, call 607-431-4790, fax 607-431-4850, or e-mail

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Contact: Christopher Lott
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