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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.
by Jenny Erkfitz, EdD, MSN, RN, NCLEX Instructor, Kaplan Nursing | November 19, 2020
I truly love helping students become critical thinkers and nurse “detectives.” The next generation of nurses will be awesome!
by Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP-BC | 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.
by Shannon Meijer DNP, RN, Nurse Educator Consultant | October 12, 2020
It had always been a goal of mine to give the gift of nursing to others as a way to “pay it forward” for receiving such an amazing education experience in my BSN program which opened the door of endless opportunity.
by Karen Lilyquist, PhD, APRN, CNP, PMHNP-BC, NCLEX Instructor, Case Writer for i-Human Patients by Kaplan | September 29, 2020
In our recent webinar titled "Virtual Simulation & Planning for the Future of Nursing" our panel of experts discussed virtual simulation and the “new normal” of nursing education.
by Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP-BC | September 1, 2020
Faculty have always been daunted by how to handle clinical make-up and remediation for missed clinical experiences and/or poor clinical performance. With the onset of COVID-19 and the limited time allowed in the hospital makes this dilemma even more challenging.
by Meredith MacKenzie Greenle | August 13, 2020
When I first dreamed of being a nurse as a small child, I had no idea of the places nursing would take me! It’s been an amazing journey so far and I can’t wait to see what comes next!
by David E. Schultze, EdD, MSN, RN, CNRN, Executive Director of Nursing Simulation | August 11, 2020
Nursing school looks very different now than it did this time last year. Many of the nursing programs I have been talking with are adapting and replacing the “old ways” of doing things with newer, more dynamic practices, especially when it comes to clinical placement. At i-Human Patients by Kaplan, we’re thinking through the same challenges and reimagining how we can best support students and institutions this school year. Together, we can shape the future of nursing education and move from a time of change and transition to a time of new stability, from the old ways of doing things to the new, digital normal.
by Tonya Taylor, MSN, RN, MBA, Nurse Consultant | July 21, 2020
My passion is helping others achieve their best success. I am an expert on NCLEX prep and helping students achieve their best success on NCLEX is what truly motivates me.
by Audrey Schou, MSN, RN | July 15, 2020
Virtual simulation tools have been finding their way out of the lab and into the classroom for many years, but especially recently as the characteristics of classrooms have changed so dramatically.
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