Workshop: Health Promotion Through a Student-Authored Apple Book

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Workshop Time:  10:00 AM  (PDT)


Daria Waszak, DNP, CNE, COHN-S, CEN
Associate Dean, Felician University

Moderator: Elizabeth Winer
Senior Instructional Designer, Academic and Instructional Innovation, Samuel Merritt University



This workshop will demonstrate one way to publish a student-authored Apple Book. I will be explaining how I did this with a health promotion teaching plan assignment.


In a doctoral-level Nursing Informatics course, students deliver a health promotion teaching plan and publish this as a part of a collaborative, studentauthored Apple Book. This workshop describes this teaching plan assignment and how it is translated into the published Apple Book. The students complete a template with the needed information from their assignment, which is converted by the instructor to a Pages document. Once the book is completed, the Pages document is published as an Apple Book

Learning Outcomes

  1. Attendees will describe one method to publishing an Apple Book using Pages.
  2. Attendees will review formatting tips to publishing an Apple Book.
  3. Attendees will discuss types of student work that can be showcased in an Apple Book.

Workshop Tags

iPad Basics, Specialty Apps

Required Participant Experience

Intermediate (practical application) 


Demonstration, Use Case, Discussion, Q&A

Required Devices


Required pre-installed apps

Apple Pages, and Books

Presenter Biography

Daria Waszak is Associate Dean at Felician University School of Nursing in New Jersey where she runs a one-on-one iPad initiative with graduate nursing students. Originally from sunny Southern California, she earned a RN to BSN degree from San Diego State University, a MSN in Nursing Administration degree from UCLA, and a DNP in Health Systems Executive Leadership from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a board certified (academic) nurse educator, emergency nurse, and occupational health nurse specialist and has certificates as an Apple Teacher, Apple Teacher Swift Playgrounds, Apple Teacher Portfolio, JAMF Associate in eTeaching. At Felician, Dr. Waszak serves as Chair of the Online Teaching and Learning Committee and is the inaugural President of Alpha Beta Chi Chapter of Sigma. She also serves as a member of the Marketing Committee for the Organization of Nurse Leaders – New Jersey and is member of the Advisory Board for the New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing. Dr. Waszak enjoys writing both colloquial and scholarly articles about nursing and health informatics topics.