Nursing Educators Blog

Articles published by Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP

Getting Students into the Mindset of a Nurse with Virtual Simulation Prebrief

by Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP | May 13, 2022

Virtual simulation is a great teaching/learning tool. It provides students with an opportunity to experience clinical situations in a safe and fun environment.

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Virtual Simulation Beyond Clinical Replacement

by Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP | April 19, 2022

At Kaplan, I am able to work with many diverse groups of faculty and students, sharing these tools that will be used beyond taking a test—tools that will help them solve problems throughout their career.

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Pass/Fail vs Tiered Letter Grades for Nursing Students

by Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP | March 30, 2022

i-Human Patients rubrics can easily be quantified to better measure pass/fail which diminishes failure to fail and improves interrater reliability. With the pressure of a letter grade being eliminated, students can focus more on learning the whys of what they are doing.

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Active Learning in the Virtual and/or Traditional Classroom

by Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP | February 8, 2022

Because of the pandemic, closing clinical sites to students, and having to pivot to virtual learning, educators have had to get really creative to bring clinical into the classroom. In this article, I will discuss ways to bring active learning into class to improve critical thinking skills.

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White Paper: Enhancing Clinical Thinking Through Engagement & Remediation

by Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP | January 20, 2022

Download the white paper to take a deep dive into ways to engage students through remediation to promote positive student outcomes and improve critical thinking skills for the NCLEX and beyond.

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White Paper: Examining the Values of Implementing Virtual Simulation (VS) into Graduate Nursing Curricula

by Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP | November 10, 2021

Download the white paper to take a deep dive into the many ways in which virtual simulation, such as i-Human Patients by Kaplan, can help students in their transition to becoming nurse practitioners.

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Telehealth and the Future of Grad Nursing

by Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP | October 21, 2021

While the prevalence of telehealth may wane with the pandemic, graduate nursing students will still need to be prepared for and trained in telehealth best practices. So, how can we as educators provide our students with the skills and experience they will need to succeed? 

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP-BC, Kaplan Nurse Consultant

by Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP | February 17, 2021

At Kaplan, I am able to work with many diverse groups of faculty and students, sharing these tools that will be used beyond taking a test—tools that will help them solve problems throughout their career.

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Nightingale Challenge Meeting: Critical Thinking in Nursing Education

by Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP | November 30, 2020

The goal of this Nightingale Challenge presentation was to underscore why it's critically important for nurse educators to prioritize teaching critical thinking skills to nursing students and to offer tips for building these skills in nursing curricula.

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Beyond COVID-19: Virtual Simulation for Clinical Makeup and Remediation

by Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP | September 1, 2020

Faculty have always been daunted by how to handle clinical make-up and remediation for missed clinical experiences and/or poor clinical performance. With the onset of COVID-19 and the limited time allowed in the hospital makes this dilemma even more challenging.

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