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  • ESSENTIAL ADVANTAGES OF LESSON PLANS FOR NURSE EDUCATORS [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Oct 28, 2019, 12:16 PM
    <40-sec. read time> Lesson plans serve as a stress-free way of preparing a full classroom experience. They make both teachers and students active participants in the learning experience.
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  • 2 EXPERTS EXPLAIN HOW SIM HELPS BUILD CLINICAL JUDGMENT SKILLS

    Oct 28, 2019, 12:07 PM
    <7-min. read> Clinicals are crucial to students’ abilities to gain critical clinical judgment skills for safe practice. But the challenges to ensuring students receive optimal — and sufficient — clinical experience are numerous. Fortunately, today’s tech offerings have solved this dilemma. Two experts in simulation weigh in with advice on how to use sim most effectively.
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  • 3 LESSON PLANS FOR USING SCREEN-BASED SIMULATION

    Oct 28, 2019, 12:07 PM
    <7-min. read> Many educators remember the days of preparing transparencies for use on overhead projectors and handwriting lecture notes. Today, those arduous tasks have been replaced by computers, presentation software, projectors, and light boards. In many aspects, however, the techniques educators use have not evolved. How do you nudge these instructors toward modern methods? Combine prepared lesson plans with simulation for easy and effective learning.
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  • NURSE EDUCATOR JOURNAL PODCAST INTERVIEWS DR. CYNTHIA CLARK ON INCIVILITY

    Oct 2, 2019, 10:32 AM
    <1.25-min. read> Cynthia Clark, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, became aware of the detrimental effects of workplace incivility when she was a nursing student. Today, she's the world's foremost expert on the topic. Discover how she's teaching others to deal with this serious issue in an episode of the Nurse Educator journal podcast.
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  • BOOK ON CIVILITY IN NURSING IS A MUST-READ FOR YOUR PROGRAM

    Sep 24, 2019, 12:29 PM
    <2.75-min. read> Sigma recently released a reading guide for a book it described as “a stimulating and timely semester, summer, or campus read for all programs of nursing.” Written by Cynthia Clark, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, “Creating and sustaining civility in nursing education, Second edition” will help your program reconsider how you approach this crucial issue impacting the nursing profession.
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  • 6 TIPS TO TEACH HEALTH ASSESSMENT IN THE CLASSROOM

    Sep 22, 2019, 15:53 PM
    <8-min. read> Students need a strong foundation in performing health assessments before they ever step foot in a clinical setting. Building that base starts in the classroom.
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  • UNDERSTANDING — AND APPRECIATING — GEN Z

    Sep 22, 2019, 13:55 PM
    <4-min. read> You’ve likely heard the disparaging portrayals of Generation Z students: They can’t live without their smartphones. (True.) They’re hooked on digital entertainment and social media. (Also true.) But do those attributes mean they aren’t capable of being dedicated, successful students?
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  • STATS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT GEN Z

    Sep 22, 2019, 13:50 PM
    <.45-min. read> The current generation of nursing students is wholly different than those that have come before it. To ensure you can teach these young people as effectively as possible, you need to understand the aspects of their lives that may influence the techniques you use.
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  • September 2019 Update: NCSBN's Next Generation NCLEX

    Sep 17, 2019, 13:03 PM
    <9-min. read> Dr. Sheryl Sommer, ATI Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President, delivers the latest news about the Next Generation NCLEX. This presentation is based on personal conversations she's had with Dr. Phil Dickison, NCSBN’s Chief Officer, Operations & Examinations, as well as sessions she's attended at recent NCSBN conferences.
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  • NCLEX PASS RATES: 5 TIPS TO INCREASE THEM & IMPROVE YOUR PROGRAM

    Sep 15, 2019, 15:15 PM
    <5.5-min. read> The nursing program at St. Joseph's College of Maine increased its NCLEX test pass rates from 74% to 100% in 2 years by making a “Complete” commitment.
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