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  • DICKISON ANSWERS 9 BURNING QUESTIONS ON NEXT GENERATION NCLEX [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Nov 4, 2019, 11:39 AM
    <2.5-min. read time> The NCSBN’s Phil Dickison, PhD, RN, says the Next Generation NCLEX will position nurses for success in a changing healthcare system. But he knows many educators are concerned about the change.
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  • PREPARE FOR NGN WITH THESE CRUCIAL INSIGHTS FROM NCSBN

    Nov 1, 2019, 17:04 PM
    <10-min. read time> What will the Next Generation NCLEX include? How will it be different from the current NCLEX? Will it include new item types? Those questions have been the talk of the nursing profession since the concept of a new test was announced. Now, answers are being provided, and the future is being defined. Learn what Dr. Phil Dickison wants you to know to be prepared.
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  • 4 STEPS FOR CHOOSING THE MOST EFFECTIVE SIMULATION TOOLS [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Oct 28, 2019, 12:49 PM
    <1-min. read time> Not all simulation options are created equal. When you’re considering new tools, follow these steps to spend your money wisely and help ensure your students’ success.
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  • 3 STEPS TO FLIP YOUR CLASSROOM WITH SIMULATION [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Oct 28, 2019, 12:29 PM
    <1-min. read time>“Flipping” the classroom can help alleviate students’ disconnect between theory and practice. This outline can guide you in understanding the benefits of combining simulation tools with the flipped classroom experience.
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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
    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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  • WHY CLINICAL TEACHING MUST START IN THE CLASSROOM

    Oct 1, 2019, 11:11 AM
    Teaching clinical to nursing students must change — and here’s 6 crucial reasons why it needs to start in the classroom.
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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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