Nursing Educators Blog

Articles published in 2021

Catching up with the Kaplan Experts: Shannon Meijer DNP, RN, Faculty Nurse Consultant

by Shannon Meijer DNP, RN, Nurse Educator Consultant | December 8, 2021

We’re catching up with Shannon Meijer DNP, RN, Kaplan Faculty Nurse Consultant, to learn more about her thoughts on the present state and future potential of undergraduate nursing education.

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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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Catching up with the Kaplan Experts: Tonya Taylor, MSN, RN, MBA, Kaplan Nurse Consultant

by Tonya Taylor, MSN, RN, MBA, Nurse Consultant | November 8, 2021

We’re catching up with Catching Up With Tonya Taylor, MSN, RN, MBA, Kaplan Nurse Consultant, to learn more about her thoughts on the present state and future potential of undergraduate nursing education.

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Educators for Educators Series: The Benefits of Remediation

by Karen Haidemenos, MSN, RN | October 28, 2021

In this Educators for Educators video, nursing educators will learn more about what remediation is, techniques to identify at-risk students, and strategies for helping those students succeed through remediation.

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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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Eight Simple Steps to Writing an NGN Case Study

by Christi Doherty, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB, CNE, CHSE, CDP, Director, Nursing Research | October 19, 2021

Giving students a head start on thinking through the case study is valuable for their clinical judgment development and success in the future―on the Next Generation NCLEX as well as their careers as nurses.

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Catching Up with Karen Lilyquist, PhD, APRN, CNP, PMHNP-BC, NCLEX Instructor, Case Writer for i-Human Patients by Kaplan

by Karen Lilyquist, PhD, APRN, CNP, PMHNP-BC, NCLEX Instructor, Case Writer for i-Human Patients by Kaplan | October 4, 2021

We’re catching up with Catching Up With Karen Lilyquist, PhD, APRN, CNP, PMHNP-BC, NCLEX Instructor, Case Writer for i-Human Patients by Kaplan, to learn more about her thoughts on the present state and future potential of undergraduate nursing  education.

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Supporting the Next Generation of Nurses with Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

by Christi Doherty, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB, CNE, CHSE, CDP, Director, Nursing Research | September 22, 2021

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging initiatives are a journey, not a destination. Nursing educators need to develop the habit of continual self-reflection to understand personal strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement.

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Examining the Use of Virtual Simulation to Improve Diagnostic Reasoning

by David E. Schultze, EdD, MSN, RN, CNRN, Executive Director of Nursing Simulation | September 15, 2021

In the recent peer-reviewed published study, "Use of a structured approach and virtual simulation practice to improve diagnostic reasoning" Dekhtyar et al. (2021) supported virtual simulation to improve critical thinking and clinical reasoning while decreasing diagnostic errors in medicine.

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How to Bring More Clinical Experiences to the Classroom

by Christi Doherty, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB, CNE, CHSE, CDP, Director, Nursing Research | September 9, 2021

Telehealth and new technologies are advancing the healthcare profession. Nursing education must meet the rapidly growing and evolving needs to train student nurses about these technologies—the solution – clinical in the classroom.

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Catching Up with Rebecca Potter PhD(c), MSIDT, MSN/ED, RN Director, Nursing Product Content

by Rebecca L. Potter PhD(c), MSIDT, MSN/ED, RN, Director of Nursing Product Content | September 7, 2021

We’re catching up with Catching Up With Rebecca Potter PhD(c), MSIDT, MSN/ED, RN Director, Nursing Product Content, to learn more about her thoughts on the present state and future potential of undergraduate nursing  education.

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Educators for Educators Series: Test Blueprinting

by Dawn Oakley Whitfield, MSN, RN & Shannon Meijer DNP, RN | August 31, 2021

In this Educators for Educators video, nursing educators will learn more about the how to utilize Test Blueprinting to help students prepare for their board exams, and ultimate success as nurses.

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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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Fall 2021: What’s New At Kaplan Nursing

by Susan Sanders, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President of Kaplan Nursing | August 19, 2021

As we begin another Fall semester with both excitement about new beginnings and trepidation about unknowns, one thing is certain: Kaplan Nursing is here  to support you.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Ellie Wagner DNP, RN, Faculty Nurse Consultant

by Ellie Wagner DNP, RN, Faculty Nurse Consultant | August 16, 2021

As a nurse educator, I’d previously utilized Kaplan resources with students and assisted faculty to integrate resources into their courses and curriculum. I am a firm believer in teaching accurate nursing clinical judgment and critical thinking in the classroom and clinical areas for safer and more effective care.

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Best Practices for Integrating Virtual Simulation into Nursing Curriculum

by Christi Doherty, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB, CNE, CHSE, CDP, Director, Nursing Research | August 10, 2021

Virtual simulation is a significant part of the nursing curriculum today and is a valuable educational tool. The interactive, immersive experiences in virtual simulations, like i-Human Patients by Kaplan, support the acquisition of clinical skills, developing clinical judgment, and strengthening decision-making abilities.

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White Paper: Utilizing Test Blueprinting to Prepare Nursing Students for the NCLEX and Beyond

by Dawn Oakley Whitfield, MSN, RN & Shannon Meijer DNP, RN | August 9, 2021

Download the white paper to take a deep dive into the importance of assessment, the purpose of test blueprinting, and how to develop and implement test blueprints to assess clinical judgement and critical thinking skills.

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Nightingale Challenge Nurse Educator Feature: Electra Allen, MSN, RN, CPN

by Electra Allen, MSN, RN, CPN, Assistant Professor, Biola University | August 4, 2021

My passion as an educator is providing emotional and spiritual support for my students, and my scholarship focus is the generational characteristics of nursing students.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Becky Oglesby, DNP, RN; Content Product Team (Curriculum)

by Becky Oglesby, DNP, RN; Content Product Team (Curriculum) | July 28, 2021

At Kaplan, we have a true passion to help students. All of our teams go above and beyond to help a student from minor to major things

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