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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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5 Ways to Boost Clinical Judgment Skills in Nursing Education

by Shannon Meijer DNP, RN, Nurse Educator Consultant | June 18, 2021
clinical judgement nursing education

Clinical judgment is the foundation of an effective career in nursing. Read on to learn more about how to improve clinical judgment skills in nursing education.

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White Paper: Building Student Clinical Judgment Skills for the Next Generation NCLEX

by Shannon Meijer DNP, RN, Nurse Educator Consultant | April 22, 2021
Clinical Judgment Skills for NGN

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.

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Beyond COVID-19: Virtual Simulation for Clinical Makeup and Remediation

by Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP-BC | September 1, 2020
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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.

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Preparing for a Digital School Year: Updates to Undergraduate Nursing Virtual Client Encounters

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.

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 Beyond COVID-19: Virtual Simulation for Flipped Classrooms and Clinical Experiences

by Audrey Schou, MSN, RN | July 15, 2020
Kaplan Nursing Virtual Simulation

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.

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Utilizing Virtual Simulation in Undergraduate Nursing Programs

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.

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Six Steps to Effective Next Generation NCLEX® Item Writing

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.

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i-Human Patients by Kaplan Virtual Simulation for Undergraduate Nursing

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.

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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. 

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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!

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Test Construction & Item Writing with New Emphasis on Next Generation NCLEX Webinar

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.

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White Paper: From Failure to Success

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.

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Next Generation NCLEX Event Recording

March 21, 2019

As the National Council of State Boards of Nursing continues to move forward with plans for Next Generation NCLEX® we’re preparing for the test changes in a variety of ways. Last week, Dr. Susan Sanders, VP of Kaplan Nursing, hosted a Next Generation NCLEX® (NGN) webinar.

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