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Supporting the Next Generation of Nurses with Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

by Christi Doherty, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB, CNE, CHSE, CDP, Director, Nursing Research | September 22, 2021

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging initiatives are a journey, not a destination. Nursing educators need to develop the habit of continual self-reflection to understand personal strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement.

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How to Bring More Clinical Experiences to the Classroom

by Christi Doherty, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB, CNE, CHSE, CDP, Director, Nursing Research | September 9, 2021

Telehealth and new technologies are advancing the healthcare profession. Nursing education must meet the rapidly growing and evolving needs to train student nurses about these technologies—the solution – clinical in the classroom.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Ellie Wagner DNP, RN, Faculty Nurse Consultant

by Ellie Wagner DNP, RN, Faculty Nurse Consultant | August 16, 2021

As a nurse educator, I’d previously utilized Kaplan resources with students and assisted faculty to integrate resources into their courses and curriculum. I am a firm believer in teaching accurate nursing clinical judgment and critical thinking in the classroom and clinical areas for safer and more effective care.

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Best Practices for Integrating Virtual Simulation into Nursing Curriculum

by Christi Doherty, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB, CNE, CHSE, CDP, Director, Nursing Research | August 10, 2021

Virtual simulation is a significant part of the nursing curriculum today and is a valuable educational tool. The interactive, immersive experiences in virtual simulations, like i-Human Patients by Kaplan, support the acquisition of clinical skills, developing clinical judgment, and strengthening decision-making abilities.

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White Paper: Utilizing Test Blueprinting to Prepare Nursing Students for the NCLEX and Beyond

by Dawn Oakley Whitfield, MSN, RN & Shannon Meijer DNP, RN | August 9, 2021

Download the white paper to take a deep dive into the importance of assessment, the purpose of test blueprinting, and how to develop and implement test blueprints to assess clinical judgement and critical thinking skills.

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Nightingale Challenge Nurse Educator Feature: Electra Allen, MSN, RN, CPN

by Electra Allen, MSN, RN, CPN, Electra Allen, MSN, RN, CPN, Assistant Professor, Biola University | August 4, 2021

My passion as an educator is providing emotional and spiritual support for my students, and my scholarship focus is the generational characteristics of nursing students.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Becky Oglesby, DNP, RN; Content Product Team (Curriculum)

by Becky Oglesby, DNP, RN; Content Product Team (Curriculum) | July 28, 2021

At Kaplan, we have a true passion to help students. All of our teams go above and beyond to help a student from minor to major things

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Preparing Students for Nursing Care in the Technological Healthcare Environment

by Christi Doherty, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB, CNE, CHSE, CDP, Director, Nursing Research | July 13, 2021

As educators, we must teach nursing students about technology at the bedside and engage the students with technology in the classroom to prepare them for the responsibilities of the nursing workforce.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Audrey Schou, PHN, MSN, RN, Kaplan Nursing Faculty Consultant

by Audrey Schou, MSN, RN | June 22, 2021

As Next Generation NCLEX (NGN) approaches in 2023, again Kaplan will be in the forefront in preparing our nursing students in the rigors of this hurdle.

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5 Ways to Boost Clinical Judgment Skills in Nursing Education

by Shannon Meijer DNP, RN, Nurse Educator Consultant | June 18, 2021

Clinical judgment is the foundation of an effective career in nursing. Read on to learn more about how to improve clinical judgment skills in nursing education.

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Creating Inclusive Learning Experiences in Nursing Education

by Christi Doherty, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB, CNE, CHSE, CDP, Director, Nursing Research | June 16, 2021

Nurse educators need to promote diversity, foster equity, and cultivate inclusive learning environments. Thoughtful and proactive preparation for inclusive learning environments can encourage collaboration and learning.

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Nightingale Challenge Nurse Educator Feature: Ekaterina Smith, MSN, RN, MEDSURG-BC, GERO-BC, CNE

by Ekaterina Smith, MSN, RN, MEDSURG-BC, GERO-BC, CNE, Nursing Instructor, University of Arkansas – Fort Smith | June 10, 2021

Nothing is more rewarding than seeing the effort, time, and hard work that you invested in helping a nursing student pay off in the student’s performance. Seeing a student get excited and motivated about learning is the icing on the cake.

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Reflecting on Nurses Month: Self-Care, Recognition, Professional Development, & Advocacy

by Susan Sanders, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President of Kaplan Nursing | May 25, 2021

While we know that nurses are multifaceted and multitalented when it comes to patient care, nurses unfortunately don't often prioritize taking the time to care and advocate for their own needs and well being―both personally and professionally.

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Nightingale Challenge Nurse Educator Feature: Jennifer Miller PhD, RN, CMSRN

by Jennifer Miller PhD, RN, CMSRN, Assistant Professor, Bellarmine University | May 19, 2021

I am so fortunate to have been a part of this challenge. The topics covered issues that were coming up in my daily work and I was able to change aspects immediately after the meetings I had with my mentor or as a large group. I feel like this helped me grow tremendously.

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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

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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