Nursing Educators Blog
Articles published in 2021
by Susan Sanders, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President of Kaplan Nursing | May 10, 2021
Nurses have consistently been recognized as trusted professionals, yet we have struggled to retain nurses in the profession. Research shows that a healthy work environment decreases nurse turnover rates and quality of patient care.
Meet the Kaplan Experts: Christi Doherty, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB, CNE, CHSE, CDP, Director, Nursing Research
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.
by Rebecca L. Potter PhD(c), MSIDT, MSN/ED, RN, Director of Nursing Product Content | April 28, 2021
In this Educators for Educators video, nursing educators will learn more about the benefits of collaborating with an instructional designer when developing their curricula.
by Shannon Meijer DNP, RN, Nurse Educator Consultant | April 22, 2021
Take a deep dive into the ways in which educators can and must help their students build strong critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and clinical judgment skills so they can succeed on NGN and beyond.
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.
by Dawn Oakley Whitfield, MSN, RN | April 6, 2021
For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a nurse or a teacher. But in addition to a desire to teach, I have always felt a profound yearning of care and compassion when I knew someone was sick, suffering or in need of assistance.
by Ashley Scism, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC | April 1, 2021
The most rewarding aspect of working in nursing education is creating opportunities for student success. I enjoy working with students to develop the knowledge, skill, and attitude required to provide compassionate, safe, and evidence-based care towards patients.
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.
by Susan Sanders, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President of Kaplan Nursing | March 23, 2021
In this Educators for Educators video, I delve into what you will need to know to write test items specifically for NGN, with an emphasis on building and assessing clinical judgment in your students.
Webinar in Review - Virtual Engagement Woes: An Open & Honest Dialogue for Undergrad Nursing Educators
by Maria Flores-Harris, DNP, RN, CNE, Executive Director of Nursing | March 19, 2021
In our recent webinar titled "Virtual Engagement Woes: An Open & Honest Dialogue for Undergrad Nursing Educators," online teaching experts discussed the challenges that educators are facing in online classrooms as well as actionable solutions to your virtual engagement woes.
by Jen Moreland, RN MSN | March 9, 2021
Our future for Licensure testing looks bright! As we look forward to the Next Generation NCLEX, students will be asked to apply the information they learned in school in a way never seen before.
by Amanda Carmichael, MBA, MSN, RN, Nursing Lab and Simulation Specialist, University of Massachusetts Lowell | March 5, 2021
As a nurse educator, I get to help foster clinical judgment, which can have a positive impact on so many patients and families.
by Susan Sanders, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President of Kaplan Nursing | March 5, 2021
We’re excited to announce that the Kaplan Next Generation NCLEX: What You Need to Know, Spring 2021 Edition e-Book (ISBN: 9781506280486) has been updated to include the most current information that was ascertained from a meeting with the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN.)
by Kristin Murner, MBA, MSEd, Director, Learning Design | February 23, 2021
One of the unintended consequences of the transition to virtual classrooms is the very real concern surrounding lack of engagement in virtual classrooms and the fallout it can produce.
by Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP-BC | 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.
by Devon Darby MSN, RNC-MNN, Assistant Professor of Nursing Programs, Santa Fe College | February 10, 2021
There are so many rewarding aspects of this career! One of the most rewarding is watching students grow personally and professionally throughout the nursing program.
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.
White Paper: Examining the Values of Implementing Virtual Simulation (VS) into Undergraduate Nursing Curricula
by Karen Lilyquist, PhD, APRN, CNP, PMHNP-BC, NCLEX Instructor, Case Writer for i-Human Patients by Kaplan | February 4, 2021
Download the white paper to take a deep dive into the many ways in which VS can help prepare your students for success on the Next Generation NCLEX and ultimately in their careers as nurses.
by Jenna Reyes MSN/Ed, RN, PHN, CHSE , Assistant Professor/ Simulation Coordinator, School of Nursing, Azusa Pacific University | February 2, 2021
Initially virtual simulation offered a replacement to missed clinical times due to the COVID-19 crisis, but after the first few months, it became clear that VS is an excellent learning format that works as a long-term solution.
by Megan Lynch RN, MSN, CWON, Nursing Faculty, Pima Community College | January 20, 2021
As an educator my biggest reward is seeing my students become my colleagues. Knowing I have been a small part in setting someone else up for a lifelong career is something I take great pride in.
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