Nursing Educators Blog

Articles published in 2021

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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Virtual Patient Simulation Is The Future of Grad 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.

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The Game Changing Potential of Virtual Patient Simulation for Grad Nursing Educators

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.

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Technological Advances Change the Way We Learn, Master, and Retain Information

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.

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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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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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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

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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Reflections on a Pandemic and Choosing the Path Forward

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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