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Creator: Cynthia L. Foronda, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Duration: 6:29
Journal: Nurse Educator
Augmented reality and virtual simulation technologies in nursing education are burgeoning. Technologies present opportunities to improve teaching efforts, better engage students, and transform nursing education. This video and article present newly emerged products and systems that nurse educators should know about.
Creator: Karen Dunn and Cheryl Riley-Doucet
Duration: 6:42
Journal: Nurse Educator
In this video the authors discuss how they used integrative learning strategies and complexity theory in designing complex simulations for students. The simulation scenarios were role played by the students, which enabled them to verbalize therapeutic communication skills, practice technical skills, and use their knowledge of physical and mental health symptoms to portray a patient with these comorbidities. The student-led simulation scenarios were evaluated to determine if the participants perceived them to be an effective and important simulation learning experience.
Creator: Joan Connors and Palmira Good
Duration: 7:23
Journal: Nurse Educator
The authors describe their teaching methods to help nursing students gain competence and confidence in delivering care that addresses the spiritual dimension of nursing care. These methods include a spiritual simulation, interrupting the simulation at the midway point to introduce Key Phrases and Caring Behaviors©, then restarting the simulation as the students practice implementing the new information into the simulation. Learn from the authors by watch the video and reading the article.
Creator: Meg Zomorodi, PhD, RN, CNL
Lorraine Alexander, DrPH, MPH
Lisa de Saxe Zerden, PhD, MSW
Betty Nance-Floyd, PhD, RN, CNE, CNL
Duration: 5:41
Journal: Nurse Educator
Preparing practitioners to work collaborativelyin teams requires new models to train and socialize health care professionals and students. The authors developed an innovative learning experience where graduate students from 6 health professions worked together with faculty to develop a 3-credit population health management course. The course was then offered the following semester. The authors describe this unique learning experience in the video: be sure to read the article too.
Creator: Aggie Read
Duration: 3:00
Journal: Nurse Educator
Academic advising is an important faculty responsibility in nursing education. Through advising, faculty provide academic guidance and emotional support, which enables nursing students to make a smooth transition through their educational and career experiences. Faculty at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing recently implemented an academic advising structure centered on the Appreciative Advising model. Appreciative Advising emphasizes building rapport through mindful listening, encouragement, and positivity. Learn more about this model in the video and be sure to read the article.
Creator: Mary Ellen Burke, MS, RN, CNM
Raeann G. Leblanc, DNP, CNP-BC, ANP-BC
Elizabeth A. Henneman, PhD, RN, CCNS, FAAN
Duration: 3:38
Journal: Nurse Educator
Communication skills are essential to providing quality care to patients and families and interacting with nurses and other health care professionals. Nurse educators are responsible for preparing students to appropriately engage in the communication process. The authors describe a simple approach for teaching nursing students the basics (ABCDs) of a professional introduction. You can use these guidelines in a simulation or clinical setting. Watch the video and learn more about the ABCDs of professional introductions by reading the article.
Creator: Gerry Altmiller
Duration: 3:38
Journal: Nurse Educator
Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) has been prominent in nursing education for 10 years. Since its inception, faculty have used the QSEN competencies as a framework for developing teaching strategies and tools, but there are few findings available to support this practice. In this video and article, Dr. Altmiller describes the process of developing a QSEN-based clinical evaluation instrument for a prelicensure nursing program and establishing content validation for its items.
Creator: Melissa Ann Willmarth-Stec
Duration: 1:16
Journal: Nurse Educator
E-portfolios can provide documentation of competencies and achievement of program outcomes while showcasing the student’s achievement. Implementation of the e-portfolio requires careful decision making about software selection, set up, portfolio components, and evaluation. The authors describe the implementation of an e-portfolio in a DNP program and provide lessons learned during the implementation stage.
Creator: Brenda Leda Quinn
Duration: 2:27
Journal: Nurse Educator
In this video abstract and article, the author describes an innovative, yet low-technology approach, to using edible curriculum aids to engage students in active learning during a lesson related to foundational pharmacological concepts. The specific concept taught through the use of food as a curriculum aid was drug half-life.
Creator: Rhonda McLain, PhD, RN
Duration: 4:38
Journal: Nurse Educator
Diversity in the nursing workforce has a positive impact on the quality of care provided to minority patients. Although the number of students from diverse backgrounds entering nursing programs has increased, the attrition rate of these students remains high. McLain discusses this situation and describes a self-assessment tool that can be used by faculty advisors to determine the individual academic needs of students.
Creator: Angela Clark
Duration: 3:51
Journal: Nurse Educator
The widespread adoption of technology has the potential to redefine nursing education. Currently, there is limited knowledge of how to implement technological advancements in nursing curricula. The iPad opens the classroom experience to resources and learning opportunities for students. Facilitating the culture change required to adopt the iPad as a teaching and learning tool requires a supportive vision, strong leadership, commitment to provide adequate technological support, early adopters, and planning. Learn how this faculty integrated Apple technology throughout their nursing program: watch the video and be sure to read the article.
Creator: Lynn B. Clutter, PhD, APRN-CNS, CNE
Duration: 5:56
Journal: Nurse Educator
Stress, in the form of test anxiety, inhibits exam performance. Salivary cortisol, a biomarker of stress, was obtained before 3 exams and 1 nursing didactic class from a sample of baccalaureate nursing students in a midwestern US university. Significant differences were found between cortisol sampling events and by junior or senior status. These findings suggest that diverse examinations and program level yield differences in stress for students.
Creator: E’loria Simon-Campbell, RN
Duration: 2:54
Journal: Nurse Educator
Exploring ways to help nursing students achieve success in their courses and program is critical to increase retention. In this video abstract, the author reports on the outcomes of using an adaptive quizzing system as a strategy to support student persistence and performance. Results indicated that use of the adaptive quizzing system increased mastery of course content and predicted final course grades. Retention and program completion rates were also positively influenced.
Creator: Susan Hendricks, EdD, MSN, RN
Duration: 4:05
Journal: Nurse Educator
Many nurse educators would agree that curriculum development and revision can be stressful and take a long time. In this video (and accompanying article), you will learn how the authors used a series of retreats and consensus building to facilitate curriculum revision. They also describe the curriculum and how they integrated concepts, competencies, and professional development behaviors into the revised curriculum.
Creator: Kerry Wilbur
Zohra Hasnani-Samnani
Duration: 3:50
Journal: Nurse Educator
Over the past decade, Qatar has invested heavily in both health and educational infrastructure, leading to new education programs for health care providers, including nursing and pharmacy. As these curricula emerge, there is a unique opportunity to develop and incorporate interprofessional health education within this specific cultural context. The authors describe an interprofessional education initiative between the nursing and pharmacy education programs in Qatar.
Creator: Kimberly A. Noble, MBA, BSN, RN
Coleen E. Toronto, PhD, RN, CNE
Duration: 3:50
Journal: Nurse Educator
The author describes a community partnership that includes a writing-for-publication health promotion activity for RN-BS students enrolled in a population health nursing course. The faculty member for the course contacted the Youth Health Connection (YHC) program coordinator to inquire about the possibility for student-authored article submissions in the YHC e-newsletter. This outreach began a unique educational partnership that affords RN-BS nursing students the opportunity to author health promotion articles and has led to other initiatives between the health system and nursing department.
Creator: Christine Latham
Charmaine Lim
Emily Nguyen
Duration: 6:52
Journal: Nurse Educator
This video and article share best practices for addressing concerns of first-generation and minority students as they begin their nursing program. An interactive, peer-developed, 2-day program was implemented to create a sense of community and relieve students’ anxiety. The program focused on students’ needs and provided engagement, networking, and first-hand experience with resources and methods to reduce cultural dissonance. Participation included critiquing modeling of proper clinical attire, meeting with peer mentors, and locating important campus resources. The program, was conducted by minority students under the supervision and guidance of faculty mentors.
Creator: Janet R. Beulow
Duration: 4:27
Journal: Nurse Educator
In their study in the September/October 2014 issue of Nurse Educator, Meghan L. Bell and Janet R. Beulow describe how a patient advocacy service-learning course increased nursing students’ awareness and proficiency in working with the challenges faced by low-income, vulnerable individuals as they attempt to improve their lives and health.
Creator: Sherry L. Farra, RN, PhD, CNE
Sherrill J. Smith, RN, PhD, CNL, CNE
Duration: 4:34
Journal: Nurse Educator
Increasing numbers and severity of disasters across the globe require nurses be prepared to provide leadership in disaster situations. To address this need, the authors developed a combination of didactic and simulation exercises to provide a daylong experience for students, emphasizing application of nursing leadership skills in disasters.
Creator: Dr. Ragan Johnson
Duration: 3:04
Journal: Nurse Educator
Clinical site visits are important for evaluating graduate nursing students' clinical performance. This study examined the perceptions of preceptors of FNP students about site visits. Preceptors believe faculty should make at least 1 face-to-face site visit to observe a student during the semester. No preference for telephone or mobile technology for conducting site visits was identified. The study provides important considerations when designing guidelines for faculty site visits.
Creator: Pamela M. Aaltonen, PhD, RN, Karen J. Foli, PhD, RN, Kristen F. Kirby, MSN, RN, FNP-C,
Duration: 6:52
Journal: Nurse Educator
Newly hired teaching assistants (TAs) in schools of nursing have varying levels of experience in academic institutions. Therefore, the orientation of TAs is important at a micro level (student instruction) and macro level (mission of the organization). The authors describe a Lean approach to strengthening TA orientation and reducing waste and inconsistency. Developed solutions and tools through the lens of quality improvement are discussed.
Creator: Drew Curtis, PhD
Duration: 3:08
Journal: Nurse Educator
This study examined nursing students’ beliefs about indicators of deception and their attitudes toward patient deception. Nursing students (n=58) from various nursing programs completed a Detection of Deception Questionnaire and Attitudes Toward Patient Deception Scale. Nursing students have a number of inaccurate beliefs about deception and possess negative attitudes toward patients who lie. Implications for nursing education are discussed by the author.
Creator: Lana Sargent
Duration: 5:46
Journal: Nurse Educator
Identifying the most effective models for integrating new technology into the classroom and understanding its effects on learning outcomes are essential for nurse educators. In this video and article, the authors describe how they integrated iPads into the nursing program using an innovative case-based learning model. Students reported positive outcomes when using tablet technology for learning course content.
Creator: Leslie Neal-Boylan
Duration: 3:55
Journal: Nurse Educator
This article describes barriers and facilitators faced by nursing students with disabilities (SWDs). The goal is to dispel myths and correct misconceptions, promote the utilization of the campus disability office, and make the case that current technical standards may be obsolete. While there is no "one size fits all" approach, there are resources and methods that are available to nurse educators that should be used to end discrimination against SWDs. Watch this video and then read the article. This is an important paper for all nursing faculty to read.
Creator: Jodie Gary, PhD, RN
Duration: 3:03
Journal: Nurse Educator
Learn about reverse engineering and how the faculty used it to introduce RN to BSN students to nursing research and evidence-based practice (EBP). Reverse engineering of a nursing practice guideline offered a method for teaching these students an appreciation of research and supporting nursing practice with best evidence.
Creator: Susan M. Duty, ScD, RN
Jocelyn Loftus, MSN, RN
Ladonna Christian, MSN, RN
Duration: 4:38
Journal: Nurse Educator
Are your students stressed when taking tests in your course? Does that anxiety affect their grades? Watch this video and read the article to learn more about the relationship of test anxiety and academic performance among nursing students. Modest but statistically significant lower examination grade T scores were observed for students with high compared with low levels of cognitive test anxiety. High levels of anxiety were associated with reduced academic performance.
Creator: Kim Decker, PhD, RN, CNS
Desiree Hensel, PhD, RN, PCNS-BC, CNE
Leslie Fasone, EdS, MS
Duration: 3:52
Journal: Nurse Educator
Watch this video and read the article to learn how the faculty integrated a college bystander intervention service-learning project into an entry-level community clinical course. Two years of data showed that students helped improve campus safety. They also developed as professionals. Approximately one-third of the students described a specific incident in which they intervened in the situation.
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