You are not alone.

By Rebecca L. Potter, MSN/ED, RN, Kaplan Nurse Consultant

Have you ever felt alone? As a nursing faculty member, I did at times.

It didn’t matter if it was a community college or a large university setting. I felt that the struggles I was having with student’s behaviors, engagement and learning was me or something I was doing. At first I thought it was my newness to academia, but I loved teaching and seemed to … view full post »

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The Power of a Cohort and of Collaborative Groups

By Audrey S. Schou MSN, RN, Kaplan Nursing School Consultant

Robert Kegan’s Theory of Adult Development (1982, 1994) considers a person as a maker of meaning throughout his or her lifespan. We employ this framework to suggest why and how the use of cohorts in adult basic education.

Growth processes, such as learning and teaching processes, depend on connections, and these processes, according to Kegan’s theory, invariably occur in some context (Kegan, 1982). Students with … view full post »

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Best Practice Strategies for NCLEX-RN® Success

By Dawn Catlin, MSN, RN, Faculty Nurse Consultant, Kaplan Nursing

In 2013 the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) raised the National Certification Licensure Examination- Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN®) passing standard.  The NCSBN has identified the need to raise the passing standard due to the level of ability the board deems necessary for safe practice upon successful completion of nursing school.  Because of this increased level of difficulty, the first time pass rate fell … view full post »

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Join Kaplan for free Online Events on the NCLEX® Passing Rate Changes and their Impact

A year and a half has passed since the changing of the NCLEX-RN® passing standard, and data still reveals interesting details. After seeing an upward trend for the first and second quarters of this year, the drop in the pass rate for the third quarter may not have been something you anticipated. The fact remains that since the passing standard increased in April 2013, a greater percentage of students are failing the NCLEX-RN.*

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New Survey by Kaplan: Bullying in the workplace

At Kaplan Nursing, we make it a point to keep you and your students up-to-date with current news and events as they relate to nursing and your practice as nurse educators.  One issue that has recently been at the forefront of discussions among both faculty and students is bullying in the workplace. That’s why in August 2014, we conducted a survey of over 2,000 NCLEX-RN-facing nursing school graduates to get their take on workplace bullying.… view full post »

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Q1 2014 NCLEX Pass Rates are Out: The Results Are…

It’s official! The NCSBN has released data on the national passing rates for a full year after the April 1, 2013, NCLEX-RN passing standard increase. NCLEX pass rate results are always widely anticipated by nurse educators across the country, but given the larger-than-expected drop immediately following the most recent passing standard increase, there’s a little more anticipation than normal. This is why I’m pleased to say that the January 1-March 31, 2014, national results improved … view full post »

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Save the Date: Kaplan’s National CE Conference for Educators

Join Kaplan Nursing at our first annual CE conference in Phoenix and discuss topics crucial to nursing education with experts in the field.

Dr. Marianne R. Jeffreys, EdD, RN and Nursing Professor at The City University of New York will discuss how to optimize outcomes for nursing student retention and success. Continuing education credits will be awarded for participating faculty!

Attendance is FREE for faculty!  See below for event details:

Date: Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
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Happy National Nurses Week!

Happy National Nurses Week! What a wonderful chance for us at Kaplan Nursing to thank you for all you do to advance nursing education and practice.   And what a year this has been for nursing education and for nursing students getting ready to join the ranks of RNs and LP/VNs!

Just over a month ago on April 1st, we observed two significant occurrences. Not only was it the day when the NCLEX-PN® saw the increase … view full post »

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Brand new online CE event from Kaplan!

Join us as Maria Flores-Harris, MSN, RN and Faculty Consultant at Kaplan Nursing discusses reasons students engage in academic misconduct and how to create a culture of academic integrity among your students. Continuing education credits will be awarded for attending faculty.*

Event name: Academic Integrity

Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Time: 7pm-8:30 pm ET

Location: This event will take place in our Classroom Anywhere™ environment, so you can attend from any computer where you have … view full post »

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New Webinar from Kaplan: NCLEX-PN® Passing Standard Changes

The NCLEX-PN® passing standard increase went into effect on April 1st.  How will this affect you and your students as they prepare for this updated version of the test plan? Watch as our Kaplan experts discuss the new test plan as well as insights into how you can help better prepare your students.

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