|Essential Mathematics for Nursing
Mathematical competency and effective quantitative reasoning skills are essential for safe nursing practice. However, research on mathematics education in nursing identifies fundamental disconnects between typical educational practices and the mathematical skills required for safe nursing. The Dana Center and the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) are excited to collaborate with the nursing community to explore, implement, and continuously improve best practices for the mathematics education of nursing students. With Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN), we are bringing together the two fields of mathematics and nursing to improve student success and quality practice. Learn more about this important collaboration.
Taking place next week in Bonita Springs, Florida (May 30–June 1), the QSEN International Forum will convene faculty and nursing leaders for the improvement of quality and safety education in the field. This conference marks the launch of the QSEN / Dana Center / MAA task force.
Learn more and register for the QSEN International Forum.
Design Pathways to Empower Students as Math Learners
Do some of your students struggle to make progress toward finishing a degree or certificate? Does the reason boil down to math? Design mathematics pathways that will empower your students as math learners. The Dana Center and Achieving the Dream have collaborated to bring you the Designing Math Pathways workshop (June 11–13) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Join us in Pittsburgh and learn how to boost student success through mathematics pathways.
|We are excited to welcome the newest member of our leadership team to the Dana Center, Lara Zuehlke, our director of marketing and communications. In this role, Lara leads the Center’s marketing and communications strategy and guides day-to-day execution of communications activities. This includes ensuring a cohesive brand identity, elevating the Center’s leadership, and promoting the Center’s K–12 and higher education products, programs, and services.
Lara brings more than 20 years of experience in communications strategy, integrated marketing, editorial production, and digital marketing. Lara has developed content for virtually every type of digital and print channel, and has worked for companies and institutions ranging from Pierpont Communications to The University of Texas at Dallas and the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University.
An award-winning writer and presenter, Lara regularly presents and facilitates workshops in the areas of brand storytelling, content strategy, unblocking creativity, and leading and working with creative teams.
Getting to Know Lara: Three Questions
What’s the strangest / most unusual job you’ve ever had?
I wouldn’t say it’s all that strange but it’s hilarious now given where we’ve come with technology. My job all through college was making copies of handouts and setting up classrooms for Texas A&M’s computer training group. They taught faculty/staff courses like “Browsing the Internet” and “Introduction to Email.”
Who is your favorite musical artist?
This is a hard one because I like many genres of music. If I have to pick one, I’d say Dolly Parton. I love her voice and love that her flamboyance is equally matched by a business sense.
What’s your favorite way to spend a free afternoon?
Riding my bicycle and then meeting friends at one of Austin’s great restaurants.