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  • HOW TO OVERCOME YOUR FEARS OF CLINICAL REPLACEMENT

    Jun 24, 2020, 18:21 PM
    <3.5-min. read> Clinical replacement has worried many nursing programs during the pandemic. But online simulation — with a handy guide — can ease anxieties.
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  • HOW TO REPLACE A CLINICAL DAY IN THE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM: USING REAL LIFE

    Apr 24, 2020, 11:10 AM
    <6-min. read> Nurse educators have turned to simulation to replace clinical hours during the COVID-19 pandemic as healthcare sites limit student access. This situation has left many educators struggling as they anticipate future accreditation reviews. Fortunately, online solutions such as ATI’s Real Life Clinical Reasoning provide prepared lesson plans, student worksheets, and more to make documenting lesson-plan changes simpler.
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  • NURSE EDUCATOR HANDBOOK: TRANSITIONING TO THE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM

    Mar 19, 2020, 12:28 PM
    <5-min. read> Based on the webinar "Best practices for moving your classroom online" presented recently by ATI's expert nurse educators, this handbook provides key points that you can refer to as you transition your in-person classrooms to an online-only experience. (To watch the webinar, log in at www.ATItesting.com and scroll down to ATI Academy in the far-left column. Search for the webinar by title.)
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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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  • BUILDING CLINICAL JUDGMENT: TIPS FROM 2018’s TEACHING FORWARD AWARD RECIPIENT DR. BRENDA WILLIAMS

    Jul 22, 2019, 17:33 PM
    <7-min. read> No aspect of nursing today is more important than developing the skill of clinical judgment. NCSBN has zeroed in on this skill as the reason behind creating a new version of the NCLEX (commonly referred to as Next Generation NCLEX).
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  • What's the latest news on Next Gen NCLEX?

    May 10, 2019, 12:57 PM
    <13.45-min. read> A lot of questions — and misinformation — is flying around about potential changes to the NCLEX. But we've got answers. This video from Dr. Sheryl Sommer provides updates on:
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