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Articles published by Christi Doherty, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB, CNE, CHSE, CDP, Director, Nursing Research

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) lens: How to Talk about Racial and Health Justice

by Christi Doherty, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB, CNE, CHSE, CDP, Director, Nursing Research | March 23, 2022
Kaplan Nursing

The work for racial and health justice will not occur overnight. It is a journey. An ongoing journey that all nurses must support. As educators, we must be aware that racism in the nursing profession does not begin at the bedside; it begins in the classroom. We must be a part of the change.

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White Paper - Best Practices for Mentoring: Competencies to Support the Next Generation of Nurses

by Christi Doherty, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB, CNE, CHSE, CDP, Director, Nursing Research | March 7, 2022
Kaplan Nursing

Download the white paper to take a deep dive into the definition of mentoring, describing techniques to develop mentoring relationships, and identifying best practices for successful mentoring outcomes.

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Setting Self-Care Standards for the New Year

by Christi Doherty, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB, CNE, CHSE, CDP, Director, Nursing Research | January 12, 2022

Self-care is necessary for our clinical jobs, patient care, and or successful preparation of nursing students for their professional roles.

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Eight Simple Steps to Writing an NGN Case Study

by Christi Doherty, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB, CNE, CHSE, CDP, Director, Nursing Research | October 19, 2021

Giving students a head start on thinking through the case study is valuable for their clinical judgment development and success in the future―on the Next Generation NCLEX as well as their careers as nurses.

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Supporting the Next Generation of Nurses with Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

by Christi Doherty, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB, CNE, CHSE, CDP, Director, Nursing Research | September 22, 2021

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging initiatives are a journey, not a destination. Nursing educators need to develop the habit of continual self-reflection to understand personal strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement.

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How to Bring More Clinical Experiences to the Classroom

by Christi Doherty, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB, CNE, CHSE, CDP, Director, Nursing Research | September 9, 2021

Telehealth and new technologies are advancing the healthcare profession. Nursing education must meet the rapidly growing and evolving needs to train student nurses about these technologies—the solution – clinical in the classroom.

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Best Practices for Integrating Virtual Simulation into Nursing Curriculum

by Christi Doherty, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB, CNE, CHSE, CDP, Director, Nursing Research | August 10, 2021

Virtual simulation is a significant part of the nursing curriculum today and is a valuable educational tool. The interactive, immersive experiences in virtual simulations, like i-Human Patients by Kaplan, support the acquisition of clinical skills, developing clinical judgment, and strengthening decision-making abilities.

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Preparing Students for Nursing Care in the Technological Healthcare Environment

by Christi Doherty, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB, CNE, CHSE, CDP, Director, Nursing Research | July 13, 2021

As educators, we must teach nursing students about technology at the bedside and engage the students with technology in the classroom to prepare them for the responsibilities of the nursing workforce.

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Creating Inclusive Learning Experiences in Nursing Education

by Christi Doherty, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB, CNE, CHSE, CDP, Director, Nursing Research | June 16, 2021
inclusive learning experiences

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.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Christi Doherty, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB, CNE, CHSE, CDP, Director, Nursing Research

by Christi Doherty, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB, CNE, CHSE, CDP, Director, Nursing Research | May 3, 2021

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.

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