Nursing Educators Blog

The Debrief: A Golden Learning Opportunity

by Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP | August 15, 2022

Learn why ignoring the debrief with virtual patients is a missed opportunity for nursing students and faculty and how implementing “the Pause” throughout cases can help students debrief along the way.

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Next Gen NCLEX® (NGN): Free Resources for Nursing Educators

by Kaplan Nursing | August 4, 2022

Get the latest updates and our best free resources for the Next Generation NCLEX® (NGN) so you can prepare your nursing students for success on this new NCLEX® exam.

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How to Approach “Just Tell Me What Is on the Test”

by Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP | July 18, 2022

An experienced nursing educator shares her thoughts on how to respond when a nursing student says, "just tell me what is on the test."

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White Paper - Holistic Admission: The What, Why, and Thoughts on the How

by Elizabeth A. Berro MA, RN, CHSE | July 15, 2022

Undergraduate nursing programs use holistic admissions to address diversity, equity, inclusion, and the worldwide shortage of professional nurses. This white paper serves to stimulate a discussion about potential strategies to implement or improve the process. Download the white paper today!

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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

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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Virtual Simulation Beyond Clinical Replacement

by Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP | April 19, 2022

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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Pass/Fail vs Tiered Letter Grades for Nursing Students

by Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP | March 30, 2022

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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