Nursing Educators Blog

Articles published in 2020

2020 Has Truly Been the Year of the Nurse

by Susan Sanders, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President of Kaplan Nursing | December 7, 2020

While this year has presented unexpected challenges and heartbreaks for many of us, one thing is for sure: nurses are at the forefront of turning the tide towards a better tomorrow.

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Nightingale Challenge Meeting: Critical Thinking in Nursing Education

by Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP-BC | November 30, 2020

The goal of this Nightingale Challenge presentation was to underscore why it's critically important for nurse educators to prioritize teaching critical thinking skills to nursing students and to offer tips for building these skills in nursing curricula.

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Nightingale Challenge Meeting: Early Remediation Leads to Student Success

by Karen Haidemenos, MSN, RN | October 28, 2020

The goal of this Nightingale Challenge presentation was to understand why it’s important to not wait until your students and program are in trouble, but rather to implement remediation strategies today.

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Nightingale Challenge Meeting: Exploring Learning Science and Gen Z Nursing Students

by Audrey S. Schou, MSN, RN, Kaplan Nursing School Consultant & Electra Allen, MSN, RN, CPN  | September 28, 2020

The goals of this Nightingale Challenge presentation were to understand the the different types of learning, memory, and retention, to explore techniques to help students learn more effectively, and to gain more understanding more about Gen Z students and how they learn.

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Nightingale Challenge Meeting: Test Blueprinting

by Dawn Oakley Whitfield, MSN, RN & Shannon Meijer DNP, RN | August 28, 2020

The goals of this Nightingale Challenge presentation were to define test blueprinting, to understand how course content/learning objectives guide blueprint development, and to examine test blueprint construction as a guide/map to develop your assessments.

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Nightingale Challenge Meeting: Incorporating Bloom's Taxonomy in Nursing Curricula

by Jen Moreland, RN MSN | July 30, 2020

The goals of this Nightingale Challenge presentation were to learn how to help students to move beyond memorization by making learning actionable, how to apply Bloom’s Taxonomy through testing specifically around the NCLEX®, and how to communicate objectives to students to help them make higher-level thinking connections.

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Nightingale Challenge Meeting: Supporting EAL Learners in the Classroom

by Dawn Marie Catlin, EdD (c), MSN, RN, Faculty Nurse Consultant | June 29, 2020

The goal of this Nightingale Challenge presentation was to identify challenges English as an additional language (EAL) learners face in the classroom, describe evidenced based strategies to support the EAL learner in the classroom, and develop an action plan for EAL learner success in the classroom.

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Nightingale Challenge Meeting: The Benefits of Collaboration with an Instructional Designer

by Rebecca Potter, MSIDT, MSN/ED, RN Curriculum Specialist, Content Manager | May 28, 2020

The goal of this Nightingale Challenge presentation was to show that Nursing faculty must continue to evolve their teaching by increasing their comfort level around collaborating with an instructional designer (ID) or learning design teams. 

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Nightingale Challenge Meeting: Interactive Methods for Teaching Online or in the Classroom

by Susan Sanders, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President of Kaplan Nursing | April 30, 2020

The goal of our first Nightingale Challenge presentation was to provide tools and methodologies to use in teaching future nurses, whether in-person or online. 

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Welcome to 2020 : Year of the Nurse

by Susan Sanders, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President of Kaplan Nursing | January 10, 2020

In honor of the WHO’s Year of the Nurse celebration, Kaplan Nursing is proud to partner with Nursing Now’s "Nightingale Challenge" to mentor the next generation of nurse educators.

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