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      • Are We as Educators Doing Enough to Ensure that Our Students Are SUCCESSFUL on the NCLEX Exam?

        Published Nov 21 2018, 10:38 AM by LIPPINCOTT NURSING EDUCATION

        Students are often at risk of failing the NCLEX exam. Put yourself in the students’ shoes—you work hard to earn a degree—taking two, three, four or even more years to finish. You are done! Excited, proud and ready to be a real nurse! One last step—pass the licensing exam, the NCLEX! No big deal. Right??---- Wrong! Many students are unsuccessful and struggle to pass the NCLEX exam. There are often many warning signs along the student’s educational path that the student may struggle with the NCLEX exam. Many of these warning signs are ignored or overlooked. If these warning signs were recognized and early intervention was possible, it could in fact change the outcome for the student.

      • Tech Tools: Select the Right Stuff!

        Published Oct 15 2018, 01:41 PM by LIPPINCOTT NURSING EDUCATION

        Coaches call the plays and monitor progress of their team. The players practice and during games complete plays the coach has called. Today, technology is disrupting the educational setting and it is changing the way we do things by requiring educators to be coaches to support students (the players) to gain the necessary skills to navigate and integrate technology. Technology is a tool that we can use to create ways to engage students and to enhance learning and critical thinking. As nurse educators we play a vital role in providing the best environment for learning. We are mistaken of we think technology is a motivator with its shiny new gadgets. People are motivated by the opportunity to use the tools to expand their learning, answer questions, and see things they never thought they would. We need to change the way we view using technology and change it to provide meaningful ways our students can learn.

      • Success After Failure: Remediation Plans Using Adaptive Learning

        Published Sep 25 2018, 03:22 PM by LIPPINCOTT NURSING EDUCATION

        So many of our nursing students enter nursing school with high GPAs ready to conquer the world of nursing. Feeling confident that they will be nurses in a few years, they embark upon nursing courses preparing the same way they prepared for their previous courses. To their dismay, their grades suffer with the first nursing exam. Time for an intervention!

      • Moulage Magic – It’s not just for the Simulation Lab

        Published Sep 24 2018, 10:26 AM by LIPPINCOTT NURSING EDUCATION

        Moulage, the use of make-up to enhance clinical simulation can strike fear into the hearts of novice nurse educators. When we hear the word moulage, we conjure up images of simulation specialists working frantically to create the realistic wound or patient condition using different make up color wheels, latex, hair pieces, putty and much more. Sometimes the decision is made to forgo the use of moulage on the manikin or standardized patient because creating effective, realistic moulage is too daunting of a task.

      • So, What's An Infographic? Can I Use One In My Teaching?

        Published Sep 21 2018, 09:19 AM by LIPPINCOTT NURSING EDUCATION

        An infographic is a contemporary way of visually outlining information to convey a comprehensive message, using pictures with fewer words. In the last decade, the popularity of infographics has increased exponentially. Not only are infographics used to capture readers’ attention, they often make complicated information more understandable. Here's how to incorporate them into your teaching process.

      • Increasing Fidelity and Realism in Simulation

        Published Sep 19 2018, 11:13 AM by LIPPINCOTT NURSING EDUCATION

        Something magical happens when good simulation occurs! Watching students grow and learn using simulation-based learning to develop critical thinking skills, decision-making skills, and have those “light bulb moments” is one of the most rewarding parts of being a nurse educator.

      • Interprofessional Education for Nursing: Top 9 Ways to Implement IPE in Your Nursing Curriculum

        Published May 03 2018, 09:58 AM by LIPPINCOTT NURSING EDUCATION
        • Interprofessional Education

        Interprofessional education and collaboration has the ability transform nursing education and health care delivery in the U.S., but there aren’t many models to emulate. Here are the first steps nursing instructors can take to integrate IPE experiences into their curriculum.

      • The 411 on Debriefing in Clinical Simulation: How Nursing Simulations & Debriefing Create Better Nurses

        Published Apr 30 2018, 04:48 PM by LIPPINCOTT NURSING EDUCATION

        What you need to know about debriefing in clinical simulation, and how it’s an essential component of simulation-based learning for nursing students.

      • 11 Active Learning Strategies to Engage Active Learning

        Published Mar 28 2018, 02:12 PM by LIPPINCOTT NURSING EDUCATION

        Implementing these 11 active learning strategies in nursing education programs can help create an engaging classroom environment that promotes deeper learning and improved concept-retention for students.

      • Test Yourself: Then You’ll Really See What You Know

        Published Mar 22 2018, 11:49 AM by LIPPINCOTT NURSING EDUCATION
        • Nursing Education
        • Teaching Strategies

        The process of testing yourself and actively retrieving information helps increase your long-term retention of the concepts you have retrieved.