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Getting Students into the Mindset of a Nurse with Virtual Simulation Prebrief

by Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP | May 13, 2022
Read more about how to get your students into the mindset of a nurse with virtual simulation prebrief.

Virtual simulation is a great teaching/learning tool. It provides students with an opportunity to experience clinical situations in a safe and fun environment.

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Pass/Fail vs Tiered Letter Grades for Nursing Students

by Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP | March 30, 2022
Kaplan Nursing Virtual Simulation

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.

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Virtual Simulation Success Story: Adrien Gupton, DNP, APRN, CNM, FNP-C, Northern Arizona University

by Adrien Gupton, DNP, APRN, CNM, FNP-C, Assistant Clinical Professor, Northern Arizona University | March 11, 2022
Kaplan Nursing i-Human Patients

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.

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Active Learning in the Virtual and/or Traditional Classroom

by Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP | February 8, 2022
Kaplan Nursing Virtual Simulation

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.

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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.

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Telehealth and the Future of Grad Nursing

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? 

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Examining the Use of Virtual Simulation to Improve Diagnostic Reasoning

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.

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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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