Nursing Educators Blog
by Audrey Schou, MSN, RN | June 22, 2021
As Next Generation NCLEX (NGN) approaches in 2023, again Kaplan will be in the forefront in preparing our nursing students in the rigors of this hurdle.
by Shannon Meijer DNP, RN, Nurse Educator Consultant | June 18, 2021
Clinical judgment is the foundation of an effective career in nursing. Read on to learn more about how to improve clinical judgment skills in nursing education.
Nurse educators need to promote diversity, foster equity, and cultivate inclusive learning environments. Thoughtful and proactive preparation for inclusive learning environments can encourage collaboration and learning.
by Ekaterina Smith, MSN, RN, MEDSURG-BC, GERO-BC, CNE, Nursing Instructor, University of Arkansas – Fort Smith | June 10, 2021
Nothing is more rewarding than seeing the effort, time, and hard work that you invested in helping a nursing student pay off in the student’s performance. Seeing a student get excited and motivated about learning is the icing on the cake.
by Dawn Marie Catlin, EdD (c), MSN, RN, Faculty Nurse Consultant | May 26, 2021
In this Educators for Educators video, nursing educators will learn more about the how to support EAL (English as an Additional Language) students in the classroom.
by Susan Sanders, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President of Kaplan Nursing | May 25, 2021
While we know that nurses are multifaceted and multitalented when it comes to patient care, nurses unfortunately don't often prioritize taking the time to care and advocate for their own needs and well being―both personally and professionally.
by Maria Flores-Harris, DNP, RN, CNE, Executive Director of Nursing | May 19, 2021
In our recent webinar titled "You’ve Got This: Prepping for NGN Doesn’t Mean Reinventing the Wheel," Kaplan Nursing experts discussed what you need to know―and what you already have in your teaching toolbox―to prepare your students for Next Generation NCLEX success.
I am so fortunate to have been a part of this challenge. The topics covered issues that were coming up in my daily work and I was able to change aspects immediately after the meetings I had with my mentor or as a large group. I feel like this helped me grow tremendously.
by Elaine Kauschinger, Ph.D., MSN, APRN, FNP-BC | May 14, 2021
VPS aids the students in transitioning into the role of a Nurse Practitioner. Using this virtual world experience, students can appreciate and work towards the advanced nursing competencies that they will be using in their professional careers. They do this within a safe learning environment.
by Susan Sanders, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President of Kaplan Nursing | May 10, 2021
Nurses have consistently been recognized as trusted professionals, yet we have struggled to retain nurses in the profession. Research shows that a healthy work environment decreases nurse turnover rates and quality of patient care.
Meet the Kaplan Experts: Christi Doherty, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB, CNE, CHSE, CDP, Director, Nursing Research
I see the future of education as primarily online and filled with technology. Nursing, in particular, will grow in the use of simulation (high fidelity and virtual experiences), thus expanding patient encounters for nursing students.
by Rebecca L. Potter PhD(c), MSIDT, MSN/ED, RN, Director of Nursing Product Content | April 28, 2021
In this Educators for Educators video, nursing educators will learn more about the benefits of collaborating with an instructional designer when developing their curricula.
by Shannon Meijer DNP, RN, Nurse Educator Consultant | April 22, 2021
Take a deep dive into the ways in which educators can and must help their students build strong critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and clinical judgment skills so they can succeed on NGN and beyond.
by Elaine Kauschinger, Ph.D., MSN, APRN, FNP-BC | April 14, 2021
Unlike reading assignments or listening to narrated lectures, virtual patient simulation provides for students to actively participate in the NP role. Cases are developed from real patients by expert clinicians. The evolving case compels students into the decision-making process of a clinician.
by Dawn Oakley Whitfield, MSN, RN | April 6, 2021
For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a nurse or a teacher. But in addition to a desire to teach, I have always felt a profound yearning of care and compassion when I knew someone was sick, suffering or in need of assistance.
by Ashley Scism, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC | April 1, 2021
The most rewarding aspect of working in nursing education is creating opportunities for student success. I enjoy working with students to develop the knowledge, skill, and attitude required to provide compassionate, safe, and evidence-based care towards patients.
by Dr. Judy Kalinyak, VP and Director of Clinical Simulation | March 24, 2021
One important aspect of embracing technology as clinical educators is that the immediate grading/presentation of each decision the student makes gives us a window into their thought process, thereby allowing us to better understand where we can provide guidance.
by Susan Sanders, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President of Kaplan Nursing | March 23, 2021
In this Educators for Educators video, I delve into what you will need to know to write test items specifically for NGN, with an emphasis on building and assessing clinical judgment in your students.
Webinar in Review - Virtual Engagement Woes: An Open & Honest Dialogue for Undergrad Nursing Educators
by Maria Flores-Harris, DNP, RN, CNE, Executive Director of Nursing | March 19, 2021
In our recent webinar titled "Virtual Engagement Woes: An Open & Honest Dialogue for Undergrad Nursing Educators," online teaching experts discussed the challenges that educators are facing in online classrooms as well as actionable solutions to your virtual engagement woes.
by Jen Moreland, RN MSN | March 9, 2021
Our future for Licensure testing looks bright! As we look forward to the Next Generation NCLEX, students will be asked to apply the information they learned in school in a way never seen before.