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Revisiting Change: How to Overcome Resistance

How do you deal with change?

Nursing is a large and sometime vague profession, which is why this article is going to be narrowed to changes in nursing education specifically. In general, change is inevitable: some embrace it, and some are resistant to it. As an educator, how can you help yourself or someone else accept and embrace change?

Six years ago, nursing education was called to action with the book, Educating Nurses: A Call for Radical Transformation, co-authored … view full post »

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What Does Success Look Like for Nursing Schools?

What do successful nursing schools have in common?

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

As a Kaplan nursing faculty consultant I am in a very fortunate position of being able to be connected to many nursing programs across the western U.S. I feel as though I have a bird’s eye view from campus to campus, and can provide a vantage point that few faculty ever get.

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Faculty Practice and Scholarship

By Lora Palmer, MSN, RN, Kaplan Nursing Faculty Nurse Consultant

Nursing faculty must consider how their faculty practice fits within the college or university requirements of scholarship. Often promotion and tenure decisions made at colleges and universities across the country are based on scholarship. What does scholarship mean and how does it apply to nursing faculty practice?

In the 1870’s, according to Boyer (1990, p. 2), scholarship was viewed as the process of research and … view full post »

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Lessons from the Side Lines

By Lynn Weber, RN, BSN

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.”    Michael Jordan

             Spending a lot of time with my children in team sports, I have learned a great deal, just sitting on the bench. The way I … view full post »

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Plain English for Nursing

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

English as a second language (ESL) or English as an alternate language (EAL) nursing students tend to have poor test taking skills and there is a strong correlation between lack of English proficiency and National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX®) failure (O’Neil, Marks, & Liu, 2006). According to a study conducted by Bosher (2003) of multiple choice nursing test questions, of the 673 items reviewed … view full post »

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Strategic Plans for Nursing Schools in Preparation for the Nursing Shortage

By Becky Oglesby, DNP, RN, Kaplan Nurse Consultant

A dedicated endeavor of nursing schools is for students to become safe and knowledgeable clinicians, and successfully pass the National Certification Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to become a registered nurse. Administrators can perform an analysis of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) and then construct objectives and planning for each, to plan for the future nursing shortage and start a recruiting procedure.

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Relationships Still Matter… Even if they are Remote Ones

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

 

Have you ever thought about how much relationships matter? Do they still matter? How have they changed? I have and I wonder what others think about relationships in today’s world.

In practice we transitioned to a relationship based nursing care model as I am sure many of you have in the clinical settings. The Creative Health Care Management team lists 3 critical relationships that are … view full post »

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The Responsibility of Item Writing for Nursing Faculty

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

“Nursing faculty at our school have a part-time schedule. They only work twelve hours each day”

 -Anonymous Nursing Faculty Member

You applied for a job as a nursing faculty member at a college of nursing because you are an expert clinician, a subject matter expert, have had years working in your field of expertise, and have the ability to connect with, and engage, students. You … view full post »

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Using Clickers in the Classroom to Increase Student Engagement

By Lisa M. Bennett, MSN, RN, Kaplan Nurse Educator Consultant

Nurse Educators are challenged to search for effective methods to engage students in their learning. The present generation of students has a preference for digital literacy, experiential learning, active participation, and immediate feedback (Klein and Kientz, 2013). Integrating clickers into the classroom is one way to increase student engagement with the present generation of students. Clickers promote active participation; provides immediate feedback; and provides the … view full post »

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Attend this new event and get 1 CE credit!

Learn how to better engage and instruct the millennial student in our NEW Continuing Education event, “Teaching Millennials.”

Rebecca Oglesby, DNP, RN and Kaplan Nursing Faculty Consultant will be discussing ways to better engage and instruct the millennial student through classroom activities and advanced technology.

Date: Monday, April 27, 2015

Time: 7pm-8pm ET

1 CE credit will be given to event attendees.*

This event will take place in our Classroom Anywhere™ environment, so you can … view full post »

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