Nursing Educators Blog
Articles published in 2020
November 2, 2020
Get the latest news from the NCSBN about NCLEX pass rates.
by Audrey S. Schou, MSN, RN, Kaplan Nursing School Consultant & Electra Allen, MSN, RN, CPN | September 28, 2020
The goals of this Nightingale Challenge presentation were to understand the the different types of learning, memory, and retention, to explore techniques to help students learn more effectively, and to gain more understanding more about Gen Z students and how they learn.
by Susan Sanders, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President of Kaplan Nursing | September 23, 2020
NCSBN held the virtual 2020 NCLEX Conference on September 14th & 15th, during which important updates regarding the current NCLEX as well as Next Generation NCLEX (NGN) were discussed.
by Dawn Oakley Whitfield, MSN, RN & Shannon Meijer DNP, RN | August 28, 2020
The goals of this Nightingale Challenge presentation were to define test blueprinting, to understand how course content/learning objectives guide blueprint development, and to examine test blueprint construction as a guide/map to develop your assessments.
by Susan Sanders, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President of Kaplan Nursing | August 20, 2020
This back to school season is a little different than others. At Kaplan, we’re reimagining how we can best support students and institutions this school year. Together, we have the opportunity to shape the future of nursing education, and to 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 on for some exciting updates from Kaplan for the 2020-2021 school year.
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 Jen Moreland, RN MSN | July 30, 2020
The goals of this Nightingale Challenge presentation were to learn how to help students to move beyond memorization by making learning actionable, how to apply Bloom’s Taxonomy through testing specifically around the NCLEX®, and how to communicate objectives to students to help them make higher-level thinking connections.
by Dawn Marie Catlin, EdD (c), MSN, RN, Faculty Nurse Consultant | June 29, 2020
The goal of this Nightingale Challenge presentation was to identify challenges English as an additional language (EAL) learners face in the classroom, describe evidenced based strategies to support the EAL learner in the classroom, and develop an action plan for EAL learner success in the classroom.
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.
The goal of this Nightingale Challenge presentation was to show that Nursing faculty must continue to evolve their teaching by increasing their comfort level around collaborating with an instructional designer (ID) or learning design teams.
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.
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.
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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