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Virtual Simulation Beyond Clinical Replacement

by Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP | April 19, 2022

At Kaplan, I am able to work with many diverse groups of faculty and students, sharing these tools that will be used beyond taking a test—tools that will help them solve problems throughout their career.

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Pass/Fail vs Tiered Letter Grades for Nursing Students

by Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP | March 30, 2022
Kaplan Nursing Virtual Simulation

i-Human Patients rubrics can easily be quantified to better measure pass/fail which diminishes failure to fail and improves interrater reliability. With the pressure of a letter grade being eliminated, students can focus more on learning the whys of what they are doing.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) lens: How to Talk about Racial and Health Justice

by Christi Doherty, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB, CNE, CHSE, CDP, Director, Nursing Research | March 23, 2022
Kaplan Nursing

The work for racial and health justice will not occur overnight. It is a journey. An ongoing journey that all nurses must support. As educators, we must be aware that racism in the nursing profession does not begin at the bedside; it begins in the classroom. We must be a part of the change.

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Virtual Simulation Success Story: Adrien Gupton, DNP, APRN, CNM, FNP-C, Northern Arizona University

by Adrien Gupton, DNP, APRN, CNM, FNP-C, Assistant Clinical Professor, Northern Arizona University | March 11, 2022
Kaplan Nursing i-Human Patients

The clinical nursing judgment and diagnostic reasoning aspects of the i-Human Patients had the greatest impact on student learning and retention as evidenced by at 10-20 percent improvement on assignments and examinations.

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Preparing for NGN Video Series: How to Write Extended Hot Spot Items

by Jennifer Allen, MS, RN, ACNP-BC | March 10, 2022
Kaplan Nursing NexGen NCLEX

In this video, nursing educators will take a step-by-step look at how to write extended hot spot items when prepping their students for the Next Generation NCLEX.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Agnes DiStasi DNP, RN, CNE, Faculty Nurse Consultant

by Agnes DiStasi DNP, RN, CNE | March 8, 2022
Kaplan Nursing

I have been a Certified Nurse Educator for over 10 years. I am so honored to be able to share my depth and breadth of expertise with our Kaplan partners!

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White Paper - Best Practices for Mentoring: Competencies to Support the Next Generation of Nurses

by Christi Doherty, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB, CNE, CHSE, CDP, Director, Nursing Research | March 7, 2022
Kaplan Nursing

Download the white paper to take a deep dive into the definition of mentoring, describing techniques to develop mentoring relationships, and identifying best practices for successful mentoring outcomes.

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Preparing for NGN Video Series: How to Write Drag & Drop Items

by Rebecca L. Potter PhD(c), MSIDT, MSN/ED, RN, Director of Nursing Product Content | March 3, 2022

In this video, nursing educators will take a step-by-step look at how to write drag & drop items when prepping their students for the Next Generation NCLEX.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Brenda L. Maynor, MS, RN, LNC, Content Manager

by Brenda L. Maynor, MS, RN, LNC, Content Manager | February 28, 2022

The heart of Kaplan Nursing is to help each student embrace a level of personal success that ultimately builds a skillful foundational level of proficiency in providing care at the patient’s bedside.

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Educators for Educators: The Science of Learning

by Audrey Schou, MSN, RN, PHN & Electra Allen, MSN, RN, CPN, Assistant Professor, Biola University | February 22, 2022
Kaplan Nursing Educators Learning Science

In this Educators for Educators video, nursing educators will learn more about learning science and how having an understanding of how we learn can help them be better teachers.

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Preparing for NGN Video Series: How to Write Extended Multiple Response Questions

by Susie Compton, RN, MSN | February 17, 2022
Kaplan Nursing NexGen NCLEX

In this video, nursing educators will take a step-by-step look at how to write extended multiple response questions when prepping their students for the Next Generation NCLEX.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Cheryl Martin, PhD, RNC-E, WHNP-E, Curriculum Developer

by Cheryl Martin, PhD, RNC-E, WHNP-E, Curriculum Developer | February 16, 2022

Nursing education needs to continue to evolve to keep up with the newness of everyday, bedside nursing―as well as other aspects of medicine and nursing. Kaplan is committed to keeping up with all of this.

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Preparing for NGN Video Series: How to Write Cloze Items

by Ryan Goble, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, Senior Content & Curriculum Manager | February 11, 2022
Kaplan Nursing NexGen NCLEX

In this video, nursing educators will take a step-by-step look at how to write cloze items when prepping their students for the Next Generation NCLEX.

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Active Learning in the Virtual and/or Traditional Classroom

by Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP | February 8, 2022
Kaplan Nursing Virtual Simulation

Because of the pandemic, closing clinical sites to students, and having to pivot to virtual learning, educators have had to get really creative to bring clinical into the classroom. In this article, I will discuss ways to bring active learning into class to improve critical thinking skills.

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White Paper: Enhancing Clinical Thinking Through Engagement & Remediation

by Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP | January 20, 2022
Kaplan Nursing NCLEX White Paper

Download the white paper to take a deep dive into ways to engage students through remediation to promote positive student outcomes and improve critical thinking skills for the NCLEX and beyond.

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Setting Self-Care Standards for the New Year

by Christi Doherty, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB, CNE, CHSE, CDP, Director, Nursing Research | January 12, 2022

Self-care is necessary for our clinical jobs, patient care, and or successful preparation of nursing students for their professional roles.

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More from Our Kaplan Experts: Shannon Meijer DNP, RN, Faculty Nurse Consultant

by Shannon Meijer DNP, RN, Nurse Educator Consultant | January 4, 2022

We’re catching up again with Shannon Meijer DNP, RN, Kaplan Faculty Nurse Consultant, to learn even more about her thoughts on the present state and future potential of undergraduate nursing education.

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Catching up with the Kaplan Experts: Shannon Meijer DNP, RN, Faculty Nurse Consultant

by Shannon Meijer DNP, RN, Nurse Educator Consultant | December 8, 2021

We’re catching up with Shannon Meijer DNP, RN, Kaplan Faculty Nurse Consultant, to learn more about her thoughts on the present state and future potential of undergraduate nursing education.

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Catching up with the Kaplan Experts: Tonya Taylor, MSN, RN, MBA, Kaplan Nurse Consultant

by Tonya Taylor, MSN, RN, MBA, Nurse Consultant | November 8, 2021

We’re catching up with Catching Up With Tonya Taylor, MSN, RN, MBA, Kaplan Nurse Consultant, to learn more about her thoughts on the present state and future potential of undergraduate nursing education.

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Educators for Educators Series: The Benefits of Remediation

by Karen Haidemenos, MSN, RN | October 28, 2021

In this Educators for Educators video, nursing educators will learn more about what remediation is, techniques to identify at-risk students, and strategies for helping those students succeed through remediation.

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