Nursing Educators Blog

Nightingale Challenge Nurse Educator Feature: Megan Lynch RN, MSN, CWON

by Megan Lynch RN, MSN, CWON, Nursing Faculty, Pima Community College | January 20, 2021

As an educator my biggest reward is seeing my students become my colleagues. Knowing I have been a small part in setting someone else up for a lifelong career is something I take great pride in.

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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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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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Evaluating Student Potential Through the Window of Assessment

by Robert Millard, Director of Assessment & Kristin Murner, Director, Instructional Design | November 10, 2020

Every assessment type serves a purpose and, when carefully constructed and aligned to instructional objectives, each can provide information about student learning.

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NCLEX Pass Rates Updates

November 2, 2020

Get the latest news from the NCSBN about NCLEX pass rates.

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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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Using Psychometrics and Learning Science Analysis to Enhance Nursing Education

by John V. Harnisher  Ph.D., Vice President, Psychometrics and Learning Analytics | October 27, 2020

The most basic requirement of an assessment is that it be reliable and valid, and we rely upon our Kaplan team of psychometric experts to ensure this is the case.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Shannon Meijer DNP, RN, Kaplan Nurse Educator Consultant

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.

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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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2020 NCLEX Conference Summary

by Susan Sanders, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President of Kaplan Nursing | September 23, 2020

NCSBN held the virtual 2020 NCLEX Conference on September 14th & 15th, during which important updates regarding the current NCLEX as well as Next Generation NCLEX (NGN) were discussed.

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Beyond COVID-19: Virtual Simulation for Clinical Makeup and Remediation

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.

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Nightingale Challenge Meeting: Test Blueprinting

by Dawn Oakley, 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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