Nursing Educators Blog
Articles published in 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.
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.
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.
Meet the Kaplan Experts: Anita Roy Desai MD, FAAP, Executive Director of Patient Simulation, i-Human Patients by Kaplan
by Anita Roy Desai MD, FAAP, Executive Director of Patient Simulation, i-Human Patients | February 9, 2021
At Kaplan, I found the perfect opportunity to meld my love of teaching with the art of dynamic education, simulation, and experience optimization.
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 Dawn Marie Catlin, EdD (c), MSN, RN, Faculty Nurse Consultant | January 15, 2021
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!
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.
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