Nursing Educators Blog

Articles tagged innovation

Reflections on a Pandemic and Choosing the Path Forward

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.

Read more

Using Psychometrics and Learning Science Analysis to Enhance Nursing Education

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.

Read more

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

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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

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.

Read more

Educating the Next Generation of Essential Healthcare Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

White Paper: Identifying and Managing Test Taking Anxiety for Nursing Students

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®.

Read more

10 Key Next Generation NCLEX Updates

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.

Read more

Kaplan Nursing Curriculum Updates & Enhancements

May 22, 2019

Our team of nurse educators has been working on a series of updates and enhancements to Kaplan Nursing’s curriculum.

Read more