INNOVATION CENTERUsing Innovative Teaching Strategies to Improve Outcomes in a Pharmacology CourseThomas, Valarie; Schuessler, Jenny B.Author Information About the AuthorsValarie Thomas, MSN, RN, is assistant clinical professor, Auburn University School of Nursing, Auburn, Alabama. Jenny B. Schuessler, PhD, RN, is former associate dean, Auburn University School of Nursing. For more information, contact Ms. Thomas at[email protected]. Nursing Education Perspectives: May/June 2016 - Volume 37 - Issue 3 - p 174-176 doi: 10.5480/14-1402 Buy Metrics Abstract It is often difficult to engage nursing students and keep their interest when teaching pharmacology. This article reports on an effective change from a lecture-only approach to teaching with the use of games and case studies in a baccalaureate nursing education program. Improvements have been noted in standardized test scores and student evaluations, and students are more engaged in the learning process. Learning has been shifted from the instructor, as in the traditional classroom, and is now student focused. © 2016 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.