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Meaningful Recognition for Nurses: A Crucial Key For Retention

by Susan Sanders, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President of Kaplan Nursing | May 10, 2021

Nurses have consistently been recognized as trusted professionals, yet we have struggled to retain nurses in the profession. Research shows that a healthy work environment decreases nurse turnover rates and quality of patient care.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Christi Doherty, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB, CNE, CHSE, CDP, Director, Nursing Research

by Christi Doherty, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB, CNE, CHSE, CDP, Director, Nursing Research | May 3, 2021

I see the future of education as primarily online and filled with technology. Nursing, in particular, will grow in the use of simulation (high fidelity and virtual experiences), thus expanding patient encounters for nursing students.

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White Paper: Building Student Clinical Judgment Skills for the Next Generation NCLEX

by Shannon Meijer DNP, RN, Nurse Educator Consultant | April 22, 2021
Clinical Judgment Skills for NGN

Take a deep dive into the ways in which educators can and must help their students build strong critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and clinical judgment skills so they can succeed on NGN and beyond.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Dawn Oakley Whitfield, MSN, RN

by Dawn Oakley Whitfield, MSN, RN | April 6, 2021

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a nurse or a teacher. But in addition to a desire to teach, I have always felt a profound yearning of care and compassion when I knew someone was sick, suffering or in need of assistance.

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Nightingale Challenge Nurse Educator Feature: Ashley Scism, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

by Ashley Scism, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC | April 1, 2021

The most rewarding aspect of working in nursing education is creating opportunities for student success. I enjoy working with students to develop the knowledge, skill, and attitude required to provide compassionate, safe, and evidence-based care towards patients.

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Educators for Educators Series: Item Writing with Emphasis on Next Generation NCLEX (NGN)

by Susan Sanders, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President of Kaplan Nursing | March 23, 2021

In this Educators for Educators video, I delve into what you will need to know to write test items specifically for NGN, with an emphasis on building and assessing clinical judgment in your students.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Jennifer Moreland, RN, MSN, Kaplan Nurse Consultant 

by Jen Moreland, RN MSN | March 9, 2021

Our future for Licensure testing looks bright! As we look forward to the Next Generation NCLEX, students will be asked to apply the information they learned in school in a way never seen before.

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Now Available - Kaplan’s Next Generation NCLEX: What You Need to Know, Spring 2021 Edition e-Book

by Susan Sanders, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President of Kaplan Nursing | March 5, 2021

We’re excited to announce that the Kaplan Next Generation NCLEX: What You Need to Know, Spring 2021 Edition e-Book (ISBN: 9781506280486) has been updated to include the most current information that was ascertained from a meeting with the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN.)

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Tips for Nursing Educators: Transforming Virtual Engagement Woes into Wins

by Kristin Murner, MBA, MSEd, Director, Learning Design | February 23, 2021

One of the unintended consequences of the transition to virtual classrooms  is the very real concern surrounding lack of engagement in virtual classrooms and the fallout it can produce.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP-BC, Kaplan Nurse Consultant

by Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP-BC | February 17, 2021

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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Nightingale Challenge Nurse Educator Feature: Devon Darby MSN, RNC-MNN

by Devon Darby MSN, RNC-MNN, Assistant Professor of Nursing Programs, Santa Fe College | February 10, 2021

There are so many rewarding aspects of this career! One of the most rewarding is watching students grow personally and professionally throughout the nursing program.

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Virtual Simulation Success Stories: An interview with Jenna Reyes MSN/Ed, RN, PHN, CHSE

by Jenna Reyes MSN/Ed, RN, PHN, CHSE , Assistant Professor/ Simulation Coordinator, School of Nursing, Azusa Pacific University | February 2, 2021

Initially virtual simulation offered a replacement to missed clinical times due to the COVID-19 crisis, but after the first few months, it became clear that VS is an excellent learning format that works as a long-term solution.

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Nightingale Challenge Nurse Educator Feature: Megan Lynch RN, MSN, CWON

by Megan Lynch RN, MSN, CWON, Nursing Faculty, Pima Community College | January 20, 2021

As an educator my biggest reward is seeing my students become my colleagues. Knowing I have been a small part in setting someone else up for a lifelong career is something I take great pride in.

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Reflecting on 2020 as We Thrive into 2021

by Susan Sanders, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President of Kaplan Nursing | January 19, 2021

As we step into 2021, it’s important to look back at the past year to not only learn from the challenges of 2020, but also to be grateful for the opportunity to teach our students valuable lessons about resilience, adaptability, and collaboration.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Dawn Catlin, MSN, RN Kaplan Faculty Nurse Consultant

by Dawn Marie Catlin, EdD (c), MSN, RN, Faculty Nurse Consultant | January 15, 2021
Meet the Kaplan Nursing Experts

Being able to offer support and encouragement to nursing faculty while they teach our next generation of nurses is the best part of my job!

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2020 Has Truly Been the Year of the Nurse

by Susan Sanders, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President of Kaplan Nursing | December 7, 2020

While this year has presented unexpected challenges and heartbreaks for many of us, one thing is for sure: nurses are at the forefront of turning the tide towards a better tomorrow.

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Nightingale Challenge Meeting: Critical Thinking in Nursing Education

by Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP-BC | November 30, 2020

The goal of this Nightingale Challenge presentation was to underscore why it's critically important for nurse educators to prioritize teaching critical thinking skills to nursing students and to offer tips for building these skills in nursing curricula.

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