Nursing Educators Blog
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
November 2, 2020
Get the latest news from the NCSBN about NCLEX pass rates.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
by Kristin Murner, MBA, MSEd, Director, Instructional Design | September 22, 2020
As the field of learning science has continued to deepen, the findings have driven real innovation in education.
by Kendra Spaulding, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, NCLEX Instructor | September 14, 2020
My work experience has been so diverse, which is one of the things I love the most about nursing.
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 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.