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by Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP | May 13, 2022
Virtual simulation is a great teaching/learning tool. It provides students with an opportunity to experience clinical situations in a safe and fun environment.
by Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP | March 30, 2022
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.
by Adrien Gupton, DNP, APRN, CNM, FNP-C, Assistant Clinical Professor, Northern Arizona University | March 11, 2022
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.
by Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP | February 8, 2022
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.
White Paper: Examining the Values of Implementing Virtual Simulation (VS) into Graduate Nursing Curricula
by Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP | November 10, 2021
Download the white paper to take a deep dive into the many ways in which virtual simulation, such as i-Human Patients by Kaplan, can help students in their transition to becoming nurse practitioners.
by Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP | October 21, 2021
While the prevalence of telehealth may wane with the pandemic, graduate nursing students will still need to be prepared for and trained in telehealth best practices. So, how can we as educators provide our students with the skills and experience they will need to succeed?
by David E. Schultze, EdD, MSN, RN, CNRN, Executive Director of Nursing Simulation | September 15, 2021
In the recent peer-reviewed published study, "Use of a structured approach and virtual simulation practice to improve diagnostic reasoning" Dekhtyar et al. (2021) supported virtual simulation to improve critical thinking and clinical reasoning while decreasing diagnostic errors in medicine.
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 Anita Roy Desai MD, FAAP, Executive Director of Patient Simulation, i-Human Patients | August 31, 2021
How can graduate nursing students gain crucial skills and experience as they are preparing for and actively participating in clinical placements? One solution is to use virtual simulation for clinical practice.
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.
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 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.
by Elaine Kauschinger, Ph.D., MSN, APRN, FNP-BC | May 14, 2021
VPS aids the students in transitioning into the role of a Nurse Practitioner. Using this virtual world experience, students can appreciate and work towards the advanced nursing competencies that they will be using in their professional careers. They do this within a safe learning environment.
by Elaine Kauschinger, Ph.D., MSN, APRN, FNP-BC | April 14, 2021
Unlike reading assignments or listening to narrated lectures, virtual patient simulation provides for students to actively participate in the NP role. Cases are developed from real patients by expert clinicians. The evolving case compels students into the decision-making process of a clinician.
by Dr. Judy Kalinyak, VP and Director of Clinical Simulation | March 24, 2021
One important aspect of embracing technology as clinical educators is that the immediate grading/presentation of each decision the student makes gives us a window into their thought process, thereby allowing us to better understand where we can provide guidance.
White Paper: Examining the Values of Implementing Virtual Simulation (VS) into Undergraduate Nursing Curricula
by Karen Lilyquist, PhD, APRN, CNP, PMHNP-BC, NCLEX Instructor, Case Writer for i-Human Patients by Kaplan | February 4, 2021
Download the white paper to take a deep dive into the many ways in which VS can help prepare your students for success on the Next Generation NCLEX and ultimately in their careers as nurses.
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.
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.
by Dr. Judy Kalinyak, VP and Director of Clinical Simulation | January 12, 2021
The COVID-19 virus with its global and personal disruptions taught us to be flexible in a changing world, and highlighted with greater clarity that medicine is perpetually changing.
by Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP | October 15, 2020
A lot has been learned about virtual simulation, and there are advantages that may not have been realized prior to the pandemic.
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