Nursing Educators Blog
Articles published in 2020
by Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP-BC | October 15, 2020
A lot has been learned about virtual simulation, and there are advantages that may not have been realized prior to the pandemic.
by Karen Lilyquist, PhD, APRN, CNP, PMHNP-BC, NCLEX Instructor, Case Writer for i-Human Patients by Kaplan | September 29, 2020
In our recent webinar titled "Virtual Simulation & Planning for the Future of Nursing" our panel of experts discussed virtual simulation and the “new normal” of nursing education.
by Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP-BC | September 1, 2020
Faculty have always been daunted by how to handle clinical make-up and remediation for missed clinical experiences and/or poor clinical performance. With the onset of COVID-19 and the limited time allowed in the hospital makes this dilemma even more challenging.
by David E. Schultze, EdD, MSN, RN, CNRN, Executive Director of Nursing Simulation | August 11, 2020
Nursing school looks very different now than it did this time last year. Many of the nursing programs I have been talking with are adapting and replacing the “old ways” of doing things with newer, more dynamic practices, especially when it comes to clinical placement. At i-Human Patients by Kaplan, we’re thinking through the same challenges and reimagining how we can best support students and institutions this school year. Together, we can shape the future of nursing education and 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.
by Audrey Schou, MSN, RN | July 15, 2020
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.
by Karen Haidemenos, MSN, RN | June 22, 2020
Clinical simulation used to be solely known as practicing on a mannequin in a simulation lab. In recent years, clinical simulation has evolved to encompass so much more and has become a vital and innovative addition to undergraduate nursing curricula.
by Ryan Goble, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, Curriculum Specialist | May 20, 2020
Writing effective NGN items can help test essential higher-level cognitive skills, which are required for effective nursing clinical judgments. In this way, NGN items can help identify nursing students who understand the nursing curriculum and have developed the proper analytical skills through their training.
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.
White Paper: Creating Next Generation NCLEX® Test Items to Ensure the Success of the Nursing Workforce
by Ryan Goble, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, Curriculum Specialist | April 29, 2020
Take a deep dive into the theory and practice of creating test items that not only prepare students for the Next Generation NCLEX®, but also hone their overall nursing clinical judgment skills.
Meet the Kaplan Experts: Maria Flores-Harris, DNP, MSN, BSN, RN, CNE, Executive Director, Nursing Consulting
by Maria Flores-Harris, DNP, RN, CNE, Executive Director of Nursing | April 14, 2020
I’ve always had a need to help the sick, infirm, or anyone I perceived as needing nurturing. I can’t think of a better reason to be a nurse than that!
by Susan Sanders, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President, Kaplan Nursing & Ryan Goble, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, Curriculum Specialist | February 11, 2020
This webinar takes a deep dive into topics such as best practices for writing new test questions, how to transform your current items to NGN-style, as well as a discussion around the critical value of developing student’s clinical judgement skills.
by Susan Sanders, DNP, RN, NEA-BC & Roberta Harbison MSN, RN | January 28, 2020
Much has been written about strategies to predict outcomes and prevent failure on the NCLEX examination, but very little focuses on strategies for remediation after failure.
by Brent Theaker, Senior Strategic Sales Executive | January 22, 2020
To get to the bottom of the varied perceptions of preceptors, I looked to my own experience to relate.
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