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Students' Mid-Program Content Area Performance as a Predictor of End-of-Program NCLEX Readiness

Video Author: Jennifer A. Brussow, PhD, Michelle Dunham, PhD
Published on: 09.19.2018
Associated with: Nurse Educator. 43(5):238-241, September/October 2018

Many programs have implemented end-of-program predictive testing to identify students at risk of NCLEX-RN failure. Unfortunately, for many students, end-of-program testing comes too late. The authors studied the relationships between 9 content area assessments and an end-of-program assessment shown to be predictive of NCLEX-RN success. Results indicate that scores on assessments for content areas such as medical surgical nursing and care of children are predictive of end-of-program test scores, suggesting that instructors should provide remediation at the first sign of lagging performance.

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In this video and article, the authors explain how the faculty integrated iPads into their prelicensure nursing program. They also conducted a study to evaluate the actual use of iPads in the classroom, skills and simulation laboratories, and clinical settings and examined the satisfaction of students and faculty with the iPad platform. The authors provide guidance for iPad implementation in a nursing program.
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Emily Nguyen
Duration: 6:52
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: Gerry Altmiller
Duration: 3:38
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: Jeri L. Bigbee, PhD, RN
Duration: 3:12
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: Dr. Melissa L. Mastorovich and Dr. Susan G. Poorman
Duration: 4:05
Metacognitive wrappers help students examine how they think. Wrappers are brief metacognitive activities that guide students’ learning from lectures, online classes, and readings. Students can use these wrappers to prepare for tests including the NCLEX. Watch this video from the experts in this teaching strategy and follow up by reading the article.
Creator: Monika S. Schuler, PhD, RN, CNE
Duration: 3:49
Nursing students often experience a discrepancy between their ideal views of nursing learned in their nursing program and the realities of practice. Dr. Schuler describes her study in which sophomore-level students reflected on their perceptions of the professional nursing role before and after shadowing a nurse. Students' perceptions changed from a focus of the nurse as the primary caregiver in a hierarchy to a broader understanding of the complexity of nursing care. Watch the video and read the article to understand the benefits of beginning students shadowing a nurse.
Creator: Brenda Leda Quinn
Duration: 2:27
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: Mary Benbenek
Duration: 3:01
Determining when advanced practice registered nurse students are safe and competent for beginning-level practice is challenging. In this video Dr. Benbenek describes the development and testing of a capstone objective structured clinical examination designed to evaluate the practice readiness of students enrolled in the family, adult-gerontology, women's health nurse practitioner, and nurse-midwifery tracks. This is a must-read article.
Creator: Debbie Hampton, FACHE
Duration: 2:15
If you are teaching online, make sure you watch this video and read the full article. This study aimed to determine the level of engagement of registered nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) nursing students enrolled in online nursing degree programs and to understand whether there are generational differences in level of student engagement. Significant differences were noted for engagement level between generations of students, but no significant difference was noted in the engagement level of students from RN to BSN, MSN, or DNP programs.
Creator: Kimberly A. Noble, MBA, BSN, RN
Coleen E. Toronto, PhD, RN, CNE
Duration: 3:50
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: Jennifer J. Coleman, PhD
Duration: 3:24
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: Mary Ellen Burke, MS, RN, CNM
Raeann G. Leblanc, DNP, CNP-BC, ANP-BC
Elizabeth A. Henneman, PhD, RN, CCNS, FAAN
Duration: 3:38
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: Julia Ward, PhD, RN
Duration: 3:12
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: Kim Decker, PhD, RN, CNS
Desiree Hensel, PhD, RN, PCNS-BC, CNE
Leslie Fasone, EdS, MS
Duration: 3:52
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.
Creator: Gerry Altmiller, EdD, APRN, ACNS-BC
Duration: 3:16
Dr. Altmiller explains the importance of feedback in student learning. She shares best practices and strategies for giving constructive feedback to students. Whether you are a novice or an experienced teacher, you will learn from this video and her article.
Creator: Jodi McDaniel, PhD, RN
Joni Tornwall, Med, RN
Duration: 5:37
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: Heidi Mennenga, PhD, RN
Susan Bassett, MS, RN, CNE
Duration: 3:42
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: Susan M. Duty, ScD, RN
Jocelyn Loftus, MSN, RN
Ladonna Christian, MSN, RN
Duration: 4:38
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: Jodie Gary, PhD, RN
Duration: 3:03
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: Kelly Vowell Johnson, EdD, RN
Duration: 3:17
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: Benjamin Smallheer
Duration: 2:45
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: Theresa Buxton
Duration: 2:27
The author describes the process used to develop the RN-BSN program with a hybrid and flipped format. The faculty integrated many innovative teaching methods in the new program, and both students and faculty were satisfied with it.
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Duration: 3:23
Dr. Lonneman describes 6 teaching strategies for raising nursing students? cultural awareness, a key aspect of cultural competence. In the article he also reports on the effectiveness of an educational intervention he developed using these strategies.
Creator: Joyce Victor-Chmil
Duration: 2:44
Simulation design should be theory based and its effect on outcomes evaluated. This study applied a model of experiential learning to design a simulation experience, examined how this design affected clinical nursing judgment development, and described the relationship between clinical nursing judgment development and student performance when using the experiential learning design. Findings suggest that using an experiential learning simulation design results in more highly developed nursing judgment and competency in simulation performance.
Creator: Nagia S. Ali, Kay Hodson-Carlton, & Omar S. Ali
Duration: 4:29
Telehealth care is a fast-growing avenue of providing health care services at a distance. A descriptive study was conducted to identify trends of telehealth education in 43 schools of nursing. Findings reflected inadequate integration of telehealth in classroom content, simulation, and clinical experiences. Interviews with 4 nursing leaders of telehealth provided recommendations on how to integrate telehealth education in nursing curricula.
Creator: Sherry L. Farra, RN, PhD, CNE
Sherrill J. Smith, RN, PhD, CNL, CNE
Duration: 4:34
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: Dale O’Neal, MSN, MSEd, RN
Meg Zomorodi, PhD, RN, CNL
Jennie Wagner, EdD, RN, IBCLC
Duration: 3:23
The author discusses the attitudes, influences, and practices of associate degree nursing (ADN) faculty in relation to advising students about nursing education progression. ADN faculty have a sense of moral and personal responsibility to encourage students to continue their education. Lack of faculty knowledge of program details and multiple demands on their time influence their advising practices.
Creator: Anne M. Schoening, PhD, RN, CNE
Other Authors: M. Susan Selde, MS
Joely T. Goodman, MSN, RN
Joyce C. Tow, PhD(c), APRN-WHNP-BC
Cindy L. Selig, DNP, APRN, RNC-OB, CPLC
Chris Wichman, PhD
Amy Cosimano, EdD, RN
Duration: 3:39
This study evaluated learning outcomes and student perceptions of collaborative learning in an undergraduate nursing program. Participants in this 3-phase action research study included students enrolled in a traditional and an accelerated nursing program. The number of students who passed the unit examination was not significantly different between the 3 phases. Students had positive and negative perceptions about the use of collaborative learning.
Creator: Lisa M. Cleveland, PhD
Duration: 2:30
The authors describe the development of a Web-delivered, case-based learning activity focused on neonatal infection. The online case was created using e-learning authoring software and delivered through a learning management system. With this technology they were able to engage large cohorts of students in the case learning activity.
Creator: Desiree Hensel, PhD, RN, PCNS, CNE
Don Lyon, OD, MS, FAAO
Duration: 2:28
To meet a curricular need to redesign pediatric clinical education and to increase interprofessional education (IPE), we piloted a clinical experience for students at a school of optometry’s pediatric clinic. Consistent with Barr’s IPE practice model, objectives were created for common, complementary, and collaborative competencies for the clinical experience. The common objectives, those areas both nurses and optometrists need to know, were to describe common pediatric vision problems and screening techniques and use developmentally appropriate communication. Examining nursing’s role in vision care was the complementary objective. Finally, the collaborative objective was to develop a common language for discussing vision care.
Creator: Kerry Wilbur
Zohra Hasnani-Samnani
Duration: 3:50
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: Eileen Rice, PhD, RN
Duration: 4:09
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: Peggy A. Bush, PhD, RPh,
Duration: 2:38
Safety education in nursing has traditionally focused at the level of individual nurse-patient interactions. Students and novice clinicians lack clinical experience to create context and understand the complexity of the health care system and safety science. Using the QSEN quality and safety competency as a framework, the objective of this education project was to design comprehensive, engaging, learner-centered, online modules that increase knowledge, skills and attitudes about medication safety.
Creator: Pamela M. Aaltonen, PhD, RN, Karen J. Foli, PhD, RN, Kristen F. Kirby, MSN, RN, FNP-C,
Duration: 6:52
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: Amy Miner, MSN, RN
Jennifer Mallow, PhD, FNP-BC
Laurie Ann Theeke, PhD, FNP-BC
Emily Barnes, DNP, FNP-BC
Duration: 3:46
Teaching large numbers of students can be a challenge for both teachers and students. This article presents the impact of using Gagne's 9 events of instruction on student learning and course evaluations over a 3-semester period. Student evaluations indicated enhanced teacher mastery, effectiveness, and enthusiasm.
Creator: Rene Ridley, PhD, RN
Duration: 3:43
Simulations give students an opportunity to be part of an unknown experience, similar to a movie goer’s first exposure to a popular movie. While students are encouraged to withhold their experience from other students so that all can benefit from the impact of new learning opportunities, reality tells us that students typically share simulation “spoilers.” In an attempt to give a fresh opportunity for students to “watch the movie without reading the book or synopsis,” the author directed the standardized patient in the simulation to go in a new direction.
Creator: Barbara Hooper, DNP, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Duration: 4:26
Simulations are conducted typically with a small group of students. This article describes the process for implementing 6 high-fidelity simulations with a large group of nursing students.
Creator: Carol Della Ratta, RN MS CCRN
Duration: 3:48
Learn about using team-based learning within a flipped classroom. Students used classroom time to solve problems while developing professional competencies.
Creator: Kim Genovese and Janet Brown
Duration: 2:14
The number of international applicants to US nursing graduate programs is increasing. The authors discuss admission requirements and process for international students.
Creator: Joan Sistrunk Cranford, EdD, RN, and Theresa Bates, MSN, RN
Duration: 3:29
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.
Creator: Deborah M. Price, DNP, RN
Linda Strodtman, PhD, RN
Elizabeth Brough, PhD, RN
Duration: 2:36
Students (N = 134) created a 5-minute narrated digital story using VoiceThread technology. Through the writing and sharing of digital stories, they embraced the personal and complex nature of palliative care.
Creator: Suhasini Kotcherlakota, Ph.D.
Duration: 2:39
The authors developed a learning repository website for sharing exemplar teaching strategies and collaborating among faculty. They demonstrate their website in this video. Read the >article for free.