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by Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP-BC | January 20, 2022
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.
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.
by Christi Doherty, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB, CNE, CHSE, CDP, Director, Nursing Research | October 19, 2021
Giving students a head start on thinking through the case study is valuable for their clinical judgment development and success in the future―on the Next Generation NCLEX as well as their careers as nurses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
by 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.
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
by Anna Choquette, MSN, RN, OCN, Nurse Educator, Watts College of Nursing | July 22, 2021
Having a mentor is such a wonderful and essential part of nursing, and being a mentor is a great experience as well.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Meet the Kaplan Experts: Christi Doherty, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB, CNE, CHSE, CDP, Director, Nursing Research
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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