Nursing Educators Blog

Articles published in 2020

Fall 2020 Updates: How Kaplan Nursing Prepared for a Digital School Year

by Susan Sanders, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President of Kaplan Nursing | August 20, 2020

This back to school season is a little different than others. At Kaplan, we’re reimagining how we can best support students and institutions this school year. Together, we have the opportunity to shape the future of nursing education, and to move from a time of change and transition to a time of new stability―from the old ways of doing things to the new, digital normal. Read on for some exciting updates from Kaplan for the 2020-2021 school year.

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 Beyond COVID-19: Virtual Simulation for Flipped Classrooms and Clinical Experiences

by Audrey Schou, MSN, RN | July 15, 2020
Kaplan Nursing Virtual Simulation

Virtual simulation tools have been finding their way out of the lab and into the classroom for many years, but especially recently as the characteristics of classrooms have changed so dramatically.

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Educating the Next Generation of Essential Healthcare Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Susan Sanders, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President of Kaplan Nursing | June 23, 2020

In a time when healthcare education has been forced from a hands-on, on-campus model to a 100% virtual environment, we have activated online learning tools across our organization to ensure continuity of education for future doctors, nurses, and nurse practitioners.

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Bridging the Gap: How to Keep Your Students on Track Until Test Day

by Maria Flores-Harris, DNP, RN, CNE, Executive Director of Nursing | May 26, 2020

As nurse educators, we are continuing with the preparation of our nursing students for graduation, NCLEX, and practice. Learn  what you can do for our students who may not have the choice to test quickly.

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i-Human Patients by Kaplan Virtual Simulation for Undergraduate Nursing

May 13, 2020

i-Human Patients by Kaplan is a cloud-based program that simulates a complete client encounter— from taking a history and performing a physical exam, to documenting findings and prioritizing actions.

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Nightingale Challenge Meeting: Interactive Methods for Teaching Online or in the Classroom

by Susan Sanders, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President of Kaplan Nursing | April 30, 2020

The goal of our first Nightingale Challenge presentation was to provide tools and methodologies to use in teaching future nurses, whether in-person or online. 

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Tips for Nurse Educators on Staying Connected, Sane, and Inspired

by Maria Flores-Harris, DNP, RN, CNE, Executive Director of Nursing | March 27, 2020

In light of the current health crisis and so many―if not all―healthcare educators making the lightning fast transition to digital classes, I wanted to take this opportunity to offer support, assistance, and even a few laughs, particularly to nurse educators to move to online teaching.

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