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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Jodi McDaniel, PhD, RN
Joni Tornwall, Med, RN
Duration: 5:37
Journal: Nurse Educator
The challenge to educate increasing numbers of nursing students at all levels in both online and in-class environments calls for innovative instructional strategies that may include technology-based assignments. These authors describe a case study assignment developed for a graduate-level pathophysiology course that required students to create digitally enhanced patient stories. Nursing students enrolled in the online and in-class sections of the course worked together using commonly available learning technology tools to create content that bridged pathophysiology concepts and clinical practice.
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: 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: Jeri L. Bigbee, PhD, RN
Duration: 3:12
Journal: Nurse Educator
A needs assessment was conducted regarding an interprofessional faculty development program. Nursing and medical faculty and administrators (N = 156) were surveyed. The results indicated strong support for the program, particularly related to teaching/learning strategies, leadership, and scholarship. Nursing faculty rated some topical areas significantly higher than did the medical faculty, including innovative classroom teaching, educational technology, interprofessional education, diversity/inclusion, and mentoring graduate students. After watching this video make sure you read the article to learn more about this interprofessonal faculty development program.
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: Benjamin Smallheer
Duration: 2:45
Journal: Nurse Educator
The reverse case study is different from a traditional unfolding case, in which a single scenario is presented. A reverse case study incorporates students into the development of the scenario and decisions about details of the case. Learn more about this teaching method and how Dr. Smallheer uses it in his teaching.
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: Heidi Mennenga, PhD, RN
Susan Bassett, MS, RN, CNE
Duration: 3:42
Journal: Nurse Educator
In an effort to create an interactive cultural opportunity for nursing students, Dr. Mennenga created a unique clinical experience by “matching” nursing with international students located on the same college campus. Watch this video and read the article to learn about this creative, inexpensive approach to providing a cultural clinical experience for nursing students. using resources on one’s very own campus.
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: 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: Eileen Rice, PhD, RN
Duration: 4:09
Journal: Nurse Educator
This study explored self-efficacy and emotional intelligence (EI) as predictors for successful clinical performance in nursing students. Students (n = 56) from 5 associate degree in nursing schools in 2 Northeastern states participated in the study. There were significant relationships among EI, self-efficacy, and student-rated clinical competence. The findings from this study support the importance of fostering clinical self-efficacy and building EI abilities in nursing students.
Creator: Kelly Vowell Johnson, EdD, RN
Duration: 3:17
Journal: Nurse Educator
Many schools of nursing use adjunct and part time nurse educators to teach clinical courses. Dr. Johnson reports on the outcomes of a faculty development workshop to prepare these educators for evaluating their students in the clinical setting. The instructors valued using a student-oriented learning outline, gained knowledge about assessment, and indicated they would engage in activities to increase their knowledge of assessment. Watch this video and read Dr. Johnson’s article to gain some tips for preparing clinical educators in your nursing program.
Creator: Julie Waldrop, DNP, FAANP
Diane Wink, EdD, FAANP
Duration: 5:43
Journal: Nurse Educator
Twitter is a social networking application that has seen limited evaluation in nursing education. In this project students used Twitter to receive tweets on clinical and professional topics from the instructor throughout the semester: 75% demonstrated willingness to follow the links in the tweets to seek more information, and 87% expressed a desire to receive the tweets even after the semester was over. Watch this video and read the article to learn how you can use Twitter in your courses and get ideas about evaluating its outcomes.
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: 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: Julia Ward, PhD, RN
Duration: 3:12
Journal: Nurse Educator
Empathy is at the heart of all nurse-patient interactions. Yet empathy often declines during the student’s nursing program. Julia Ward reports on her mixed-methods study to assess whether an educational intervention using standardized actors could prevent the decline of students’ empathy. Watch this video and be sure to read the full article: her educational intervention holds much potential for improving empathy in nursing students.
Creator: Jennifer J. Coleman, PhD
Duration: 3:24
Journal: Nurse Educator
Are you struggling with how to prepare prelicensure nursing students with the ethical and moral decision-making skills they will need as nurses? This article describes the use of theater as one approach to teaching nursing ethics. Students perform as actors, directors, and discussion leaders in a series of simulated ethical scenarios designed to encourage individual accountability and responsibility for action.
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: Mikel W Hand, EdD, RN, OCN, NE-BC, NEA-BC
Duration: 9:47
Journal: Nurse Educator
Nurses and other health care professionals need to understand methods for analyzing medical errors to prevent them from recurring in the future. One widely used process to examine errors is root cause analysis (RCA). The authors describe their approach to engage nursing students in RCA using problem-based learning. Students conduct a mock RCA based on an actual medical error reported either in the media or literature. The cases used for the RCA are selected by the students based on their particular area of interest. Watch this video and make sure you read the article.
Creator: Joan Sistrunk Cranford, EdD, RN, and Theresa Bates, MSN, RN
Duration: 3:29
Journal: Nurse Educator
Education for interprofessional collaboration should begin early in the nursing program with a gradual infusion of interprofessional competencies into the curriculum. The faculty developed a program for students in nursing, physical therapy, nutrition, and respiratory care. Learn more about their program and the process they used to develop it.