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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 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.
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 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.
by John V. Harnisher Ph.D., Vice President, Psychometrics and Learning Analytics | October 27, 2020
The most basic requirement of an assessment is that it be reliable and valid, and we rely upon our Kaplan team of psychometric experts to ensure this is the case.
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 Kristin Murner, MBA, MSEd, Director, Learning Design | September 22, 2020
As the field of learning science has continued to deepen, the findings have driven real innovation in 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.
User Experience (UX) Research as the Foundation for Delightful Product Design: An Interview with Kriztille Junio, UX Designer
by Kriztille Junio, UX Designer | July 29, 2020
At Kaplan, there’s an expert at the heart of everything we do, whether it’s leading a class or developing innovative tools to help you and your students achieve your goals. Our teams bring their unique skill sets, backgrounds, and interests to their work―and their passion for creating excellent user experiences is evident in the results. This week, we're pleased to introduce you to Kriztille Junio, our UX Designer.
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 Susan Sanders, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President of Kaplan Nursing | June 23, 2020
In a time when healthcare education has been forced from a hands-on, on-campus model to a 100% virtual environment, we have activated online learning tools across our organization to ensure continuity of education for future doctors, nurses, and nurse practitioners.
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.
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.
May 5, 2020
Listen in on a panel of graduate nursing educators as they discuss the value of virtual simulation in facilitating the effective transition from in-person to online curricula as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
February 11, 2020
Discover the top five fundamentals nursing programs often overlook (and how to fix them).
by Susan Sanders, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Shannon Meijer DNP, RN, and Rebecca Potter MSIDT, MSN/ED, RN | November 19, 2019
Test anxiety feeds off of uncertainty, but together we can reduce the uncertainty of test day and raise test-takers’ confidence through simulated CAT exams that mimic the NCLEX®.
October 17, 2019
We met with NCSBN to learn more about Next Generation NCLEX® (NGN) and we walked away with several pieces of new information about the pending test change.
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