Nursing Educators Blog

Articles published in 2021

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

by Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP-BC | 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-BC | 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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Tips for Preparing Grad Nursing Students for Clinical Placements

by Anita Roy Desai MD, FAAP, Executive Director of Patient Simulation, i-Human Patients | August 31, 2021

How can graduate nursing students gain crucial skills and experience as they are preparing for and actively participating in clinical placements?  One solution is to use virtual simulation for clinical practice.

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Virtual Patient Simulation Is The Future of Grad Nursing Education

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.

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The Game Changing Potential of Virtual Patient Simulation for Grad Nursing Educators

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.

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Technological Advances Change the Way We Learn, Master, and Retain Information

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.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Anita Roy Desai MD, FAAP, Executive Director of Patient Simulation, i-Human Patients by Kaplan

by Anita Roy Desai MD, FAAP, Executive Director of Patient Simulation, i-Human Patients | February 9, 2021

At Kaplan, I found the perfect opportunity to meld my love of teaching with the art of dynamic education, simulation, and experience optimization.

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Reflections on a Pandemic and Choosing the Path Forward

by Dr. Judy Kalinyak, VP and Director of Clinical Simulation | January 12, 2021

The COVID-19 virus with its global and personal disruptions taught us to be flexible in a changing world, and highlighted with greater clarity that medicine is perpetually changing.

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