Nursing Educators Blog

Articles published in March 2022

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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