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  • Nursing accreditation visits may be headed online

    May 13, 2020, 12:35 PM
    <5-min. read> Nursing school accreditations may be following the same path as learning during the COVID-19 pandemic: moving online. Be prepared.
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  • DEAR NURSE EDUCATOR, YOU DESERVE A BIG THANK YOU!

    May 12, 2020, 11:55 AM
    <3-min. read> As a nurse educator, you’ve taken on a challenge this last semester that you likely never, ever expected. But you did. And you’ve rocked it.
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  • Nursing self care during COVID-19 starts with mindfulness

    May 5, 2020, 14:53 PM
    <6-min. read> Now, more than ever, you must build your resilience to stress, and the first step of your nursing self care plan is to focus on mindfulness.
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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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  • 3 SURE STEPS TO CONQUER ACCREDITATION WORRY WHEN USING SIM

    Apr 21, 2020, 18:24 PM
    <10-min. read> Many nursing schools are replacing clinical hours with screen-based simulation during the COVID-19 pandemic. But you may worry how this solution will impact your program when accreditation rolls around. With some preparation and strong documentation, however, you needn’t be concerned.
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  • HOW TO REPLACE CLINICAL WITH SIM DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS

    Apr 6, 2020, 18:02 PM
    <2.5-min. read> Research supports virtual simulation as an effective teaching method that results in improved student learning outcomes.
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  • GOING IN-DEPTH: VIDEO CASE STUDIES FOR ONLINE-ONLY LEARNING

    Mar 30, 2020, 17:46 PM
    <7-min. read> The COVID-19 outbreak has forced nursing programs to eliminate in-person teaching and move all classes online. Simultaneously, many clinical placements are barring students from attending. However, you have resources to help your students overcome these educational challenges. Video Case Studies, for example, is a valuable solution for use in the virtual classroom, especially for clinical make-up assignments.
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  • PROCTORED ASSESSMENTS: OPTIONS TO CONSIDER DURING THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK

    Mar 30, 2020, 11:00 AM
    <4-min. read> The COVID-19 outbreak has disrupted nearly every aspect of life in the United States, and many nursing programs have closed campuses for an extended — or indefinite — time. This situation presents numerous challenges: quickly shifting to a virtual instructional setting, fulfilling clinical requirements, and proctoring assessments in a controlled environment, among others. All these aspects are challenging, but proctored assessments is proving to be one of the most significant concerns for many.
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  • How to hurry your classroom online: 8 helpful questions

    Mar 26, 2020, 16:19 PM
    <3-min. read> Your choice of learning management system (LMS) is likely determined by your school. But you may not be as familiar with its features as other faculty who have been using it regularly prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. To help you make the transition for implementing this tool as smooth as possible, consider these questions.
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  • How to make the most engaged students online with 11 popular tech tools

    Mar 26, 2020, 15:56 PM
    <3-min. read>A significant challenge when teaching students remotely is keeping them engaged with your course material. Right now, students are easily distracted with concerns for themselves, family, and friends, as well as trying to learn in settings that may be less than conducive to focusing on their studies. These considerations make it all the more important to find tools that create interactive and fun ways to build their comprehension and retention.
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