Nursing Educators Blog

Articles published in 2020

2020 Has Truly Been the Year of the Nurse

by Susan Sanders, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President of Kaplan Nursing | December 7, 2020

While this year has presented unexpected challenges and heartbreaks for many of us, one thing is for sure: nurses are at the forefront of turning the tide towards a better tomorrow.

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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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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Jenny Erkfitz, EdD, MSN, RN, NCLEX Instructor, Kaplan Nursing

by Jenny Erkfitz, EdD, MSN, RN, NCLEX Instructor, Kaplan Nursing | November 19, 2020
Meet the Kaplan Nursing Experts

I truly love helping students become critical thinkers and nurse “detectives.” The next generation of nurses will be awesome!

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Evaluating Student Potential Through the Window of Assessment

by Robert Millard, Director of Assessment & Kristin Murner, Director, Learning Design | November 10, 2020

Every assessment type serves a purpose and, when carefully constructed and aligned to instructional objectives, each can provide information about student learning.

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NCLEX Pass Rates Updates

November 2, 2020

Get the latest news from the NCSBN about NCLEX pass rates.

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Nightingale Challenge Meeting: Early Remediation Leads to Student Success

by Karen Haidemenos, MSN, RN | October 28, 2020
Year of the Nurse

The goal of this Nightingale Challenge presentation was to understand why it’s important to not wait until your students and program are in trouble, but rather to implement remediation strategies today.

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Using Psychometrics and Learning Science Analysis to Enhance Nursing Education

by John V. Harnisher  Ph.D., Vice President, Psychometrics and Learning Analytics | October 27, 2020
Kaplan Nursing Learning Science

The most basic requirement of an assessment is that it be reliable and valid, and we rely upon our Kaplan team of psychometric experts to ensure this is the case.

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