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Canine Outreach Promoting Engagement (COPE): Effect of Meaningful Activities on Students' Attitudes toward Cognitively Impaired Older Adults

Video Author: Yordy, B. Morgan, DNP, RN; Pope, W. Stuart, DNP, RN; Wang, Chih-Hsuan,
Published on: 03.05.2019
Associated with: March/April 2019, Volume 44, Issue 2;

Animal-assisted activities (AAAs) show promise in providing emotional and social benefits to older adults and may be used as a tool to promote therapeutic communication between students and cognitively impaired older adults. Nursing students participated in a program incorporating AAAs to enhance social engagement of cognitively impaired older adults in a community respite program and enhance their comfort when caring for this population. Learn more about this innovative community health clinical experience in the video and by reading the article.

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Creator: Yordy, B. Morgan, DNP, RN; Pope, W. Stuart, DNP, RN; Wang, Chih-Hsuan,
Duration: 2:56
Animal-assisted activities (AAAs) show promise in providing emotional and social benefits to older adults and may be used as a tool to promote therapeutic communication between students and cognitively impaired older adults. Nursing students participated in a program incorporating AAAs to enhance social engagement of cognitively impaired older adults in a community respite program and enhance their comfort when caring for this population. Learn more about this innovative community health clinical experience in the video and by reading the article.
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New graduate nurses are expected to be practice-ready upon graduation. However, transitioning from the role of student to one of leadership in the professional nurse's role is a complex experience. Learn about the Mock Hospital, a comprehensive capstone simulation that immerses senior nursing students into the leadership role of the professional nurse. This is a must-watch video and be sure to read the article.
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The flipped classroom is an approach to teaching with independent and asynchronous study of content by students and active learning during scheduled class times. This systematic review examined research on flipped classrooms in health professions education. The majority of the studies in the review noted a significant improvement in at least 1 student academic outcome using the flipped classroom compared with traditional lecture. The review did not reveal compelling evidence for the effectiveness of this method above that of traditional classroom approaches.
Creator: Roach, Ashley, MS, RN, CNL; Hooke, Sherrill, MEd, RN, CGRN, CCCTM
Duration: 2:58
Through the Veterans Affairs Nursing Academic Partnership (VANAP), nursing students and faculty participated in practice innovations in a Veterans Affairs Health Care System. Students were placed in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Through activities such as postconferences and population-based projects, they joined forces with Veterans Affairs staff on issues that affected veterans' health care. Student placements in settings across the care continuum improved communication between the settings. The enhanced partnership between the 2 organizations addressed a relevant, meaningful patient care issue.
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Duration: 2:43
Learn how to co-create a true partnership with your students in this video. Dr. Belcik explains the rationale for partnerships and her use of them in her teaching.
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Pedagogical practices for writing development in doctoral programs are often the by-product of completing dissertation research. Students would benefit from deliberate strategies to assist them in developing their writing skills. In this video and article, the authors share their framework for doctoral education to assist students with mastery of threshold concepts in writing. Threshold concepts in writing are examined for their applicability to the evolution of writing in PhD nursing students as they begin to think and write like nurse scientists.
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Dr Hannans developed an innovative approach to clinical post conferences, offering them online using VoiceThread after the clinical practicum. This innovation provides time for student reflection, while retaining the value of facial cues, tone, and peer-peer connections occurring during traditional face-to-face conference. Make time to watch this video and read the article.
Creator: Kathryn Chachula, RN, MN, PhD(c)
Duration: 5:06
The lived experience of licensed practical nurses (LPNs) pursuing Bachelor of Nursing (BN) degrees is not commonly studied in Canada. The goal of this study was to understand the transition experience of LPNs who bridged into a BN program. The authors found 5 themes: seeking advancement; stepping back into the student role; juggling work, school, and family; struggling to be understood; and seeing things differently. LPN-to-BN students would benefit from a stand-alone bridge course to situate them within the BN program. Learn more about this study in the video and article.
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There has been limited evaluation of preceptorship with nurse practitioner (NP) students. The authors conducted a study to learn about the preceptorship experience from the perspective of NP students. Watch this video and read the article to learn about this study and how you can improve the preceptorship experiences for NP students.
Creator: Marilyn Oermann
Duration: 20:20
This is the first video in our writing for publication series. The purpose of the manuscript and intended readers guide your selection of a journal for submission. Learn about directories of nursing and other journals and sending a query email.
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Duration: 15:58
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Duration: 32:35
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Duration: 1:17
Pharmacology is often a challenging course for nursing students. Nurse educators may find study guide posters as a valuable activity to help students learn about medications and as a teaching method that is easy to implement. Students develop posters to display sample medication names, indications for use, mechanism of action, side effects, and patient teaching points/nursing considerations. They include at least 1 poem, 1 acronym, and 1 drawing to convey the drug information. Learn more about this teaching strategy by watching the video and reading the teaching tip.
Creator: Nancy Sullivan, DNP, RN
Duration: 5:08
The use of the multiple patient simulation (MPS) has grown in nursing education as a strategy to help close the education-practice gap and better prepare students for the reality of hospital practice. Watch this video to learn how the faculty implemented a MPS experience for students. Also read the article where they explain the design/timing, type and number of patient cases, scheduling, faculty resources, and setting. This MPS experience was originally developed for a group of 125 nursing students but can be modified for larger or smaller groups, and can be used with new graduate orientation to the work setting.
Creator: Amanda Hopkins, PhD, RN and Wendy Kooken, PhD, RN
Duration: 1:49
Funding for nursing education research is scarce. One alternate means of funding is through crowdfunding. Crowdfunding is a general term for obtaining monetary donations from many people for a variety of reasons. In this video learn how these nurse educators engaged in a successful, donation-based crowdfunding project to fund their nursing education study.
Creator: Linda Plank, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
Duration: 4:52
The operating room (OR) is a unique practice environment for nurses; however, many nursing programs no longer include OR nursing in the curriculum. This is unfortunate because ORs in the U.S. are experiencing shortages of nurses. Watch this video to learn how this school provided learning experiences in the OR for students through an academic-practice partnership. In the article Dr Plank also discusses varies types of OR experiences for students that schools might consider.
Creator: Michelle Kaulback, EdD, MSN, FNP-BC
Duration: 1:57
To prepare students for a discussion of cardiac conditions, the instructor reviews content through the Headbands Game. Students are divided into teams of 4 prior to the class. PowerPoint slides were created with a variety of cardiac medication classifications, heart valves, heart chambers, and cardiac electrical pathways. One word pertaining to the cardiac content is placed on each slide, automatically timed to advance after 15 seconds. One student from each team sits in front of the screen facing their teammates. Teammates describe the word using clues. Interested in learning more about the Headbands Game and seeing students play it? Watch this video now.
Creator: Martha Kay Lawrence, PhD, RN
Duration: 2:50
Peer teaching provides students with opportunities to experience the educator role and increase their self-confidence and problem-solving skills. To address the shortage of meaningful leadership experiences for senior nursing students, faculty implemented an alternative leadership experience involving senior students taking on the role of peer teachers in the simulation laboratory. Learn more about this innovative peer teaching strategy: watch the video and then read the full article.



Creator: Yordy, B. Morgan, DNP, RN; Pope, W. Stuart, DNP, RN; Wang, Chih-Hsuan,
Duration: 2:56
Animal-assisted activities (AAAs) show promise in providing emotional and social benefits to older adults and may be used as a tool to promote therapeutic communication between students and cognitively impaired older adults. Nursing students participated in a program incorporating AAAs to enhance social engagement of cognitively impaired older adults in a community respite program and enhance their comfort when caring for this population. Learn more about this innovative community health clinical experience in the video and by reading the article.
Creator: A Capstone Simulation for Leadership Development: Bridging Theory to Practice
Duration: 4:32
New graduate nurses are expected to be practice-ready upon graduation. However, transitioning from the role of student to one of leadership in the professional nurse's role is a complex experience. Learn about the Mock Hospital, a comprehensive capstone simulation that immerses senior nursing students into the leadership role of the professional nurse. This is a must-watch video and be sure to read the article.
Creator: Flipping the Classroom in Health Care Higher Education: A Systematic Review
Duration: 4:32
The flipped classroom is an approach to teaching with independent and asynchronous study of content by students and active learning during scheduled class times. This systematic review examined research on flipped classrooms in health professions education. The majority of the studies in the review noted a significant improvement in at least 1 student academic outcome using the flipped classroom compared with traditional lecture. The review did not reveal compelling evidence for the effectiveness of this method above that of traditional classroom approaches.
Creator: Roach, Ashley, MS, RN, CNL; Hooke, Sherrill, MEd, RN, CGRN, CCCTM
Duration: 2:58
Through the Veterans Affairs Nursing Academic Partnership (VANAP), nursing students and faculty participated in practice innovations in a Veterans Affairs Health Care System. Students were placed in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Through activities such as postconferences and population-based projects, they joined forces with Veterans Affairs staff on issues that affected veterans' health care. Student placements in settings across the care continuum improved communication between the settings. The enhanced partnership between the 2 organizations addressed a relevant, meaningful patient care issue.
Creator: Kimberly Belcik, PhD
Duration: 2:43
Learn how to co-create a true partnership with your students in this video. Dr. Belcik explains the rationale for partnerships and her use of them in her teaching.
Creator: Deborah E. Tyndall, PhD, RN, Nicole I. Caswell, PhD
Duration: 02:49
Pedagogical practices for writing development in doctoral programs are often the by-product of completing dissertation research. Students would benefit from deliberate strategies to assist them in developing their writing skills. In this video and article, the authors share their framework for doctoral education to assist students with mastery of threshold concepts in writing. Threshold concepts in writing are examined for their applicability to the evolution of writing in PhD nursing students as they begin to think and write like nurse scientists.
Creator: Jaime Hannans, RN, PHD, CNE
Duration: 1:42
Dr Hannans developed an innovative approach to clinical post conferences, offering them online using VoiceThread after the clinical practicum. This innovation provides time for student reflection, while retaining the value of facial cues, tone, and peer-peer connections occurring during traditional face-to-face conference. Make time to watch this video and read the article.
Creator: Kathryn Chachula, RN, MN, PhD(c)
Duration: 5:06
The lived experience of licensed practical nurses (LPNs) pursuing Bachelor of Nursing (BN) degrees is not commonly studied in Canada. The goal of this study was to understand the transition experience of LPNs who bridged into a BN program. The authors found 5 themes: seeking advancement; stepping back into the student role; juggling work, school, and family; struggling to be understood; and seeing things differently. LPN-to-BN students would benefit from a stand-alone bridge course to situate them within the BN program. Learn more about this study in the video and article.
Creator: Jennifer Brussow, Karin Roberts, Sheryl Sommer, Matthew Scaruto, and Christine Mills
Duration: 3:27
Many nursing programs have adopted or are transitioning to a concept-based curriculum (CBC). The authors conducted a national study to develop a list of concepts and exemplars for a CBC. They share their findings and present a leveled approach to positioning exemplars within the curriculum. The authors discuss the findings in this video. Their article is Open Access so read and share with your faculty and colleagues.
Creator: Ulrik Terp, MSc, Fredrik Hjärthag, PhD, and Birgitta Bisholt, PhD, RN
Duration: 2:45
Nursing students’ exposure to stress negatively affects both academic and clinical performance. The authors describe their study of the effects of a 10-week cognitive behavioral therapy–based stress management program. There were positive effects of the training program compared with a control group. Students’ perceived stress management competency, self-efficacy, and self-esteem were higher 1 year after the intervention. Don’t miss seeing this video and reading the article.
Creator: Karen Poole and Karen McQueen
Duration: 4:56
There has been limited evaluation of preceptorship with nurse practitioner (NP) students. The authors conducted a study to learn about the preceptorship experience from the perspective of NP students. Watch this video and read the article to learn about this study and how you can improve the preceptorship experiences for NP students.
Creator: Marilyn Oermann
Duration: 20:20
This is the first video in our writing for publication series. The purpose of the manuscript and intended readers guide your selection of a journal for submission. Learn about directories of nursing and other journals and sending a query email.
Creator: Marilyn Oermann
Duration: 15:58
This is the 2nd video in our writing for publication series. Learn about the journal’s Information for Authors and why important, formats for writing different types of manuscripts (research reports, reviews, quality improvement, and educational topics), and reporting guidelines. References and tables/figures also are discussed.
Creator: Marilyn Oermann
Duration: 32:35
This is the final video in our writing for publication series. In this video you will get some additional tips on writing your manuscript and will learn about peer review and responding to reviewers’ comments. Other topics include authorship criteria, copyright, open access, and avoiding “predatory journals.”
Creator: Brenna Quinn, PhD, RN, NCSN, CNE
Duration: 1:17
Pharmacology is often a challenging course for nursing students. Nurse educators may find study guide posters as a valuable activity to help students learn about medications and as a teaching method that is easy to implement. Students develop posters to display sample medication names, indications for use, mechanism of action, side effects, and patient teaching points/nursing considerations. They include at least 1 poem, 1 acronym, and 1 drawing to convey the drug information. Learn more about this teaching strategy by watching the video and reading the teaching tip.
Creator: Nancy Sullivan, DNP, RN
Duration: 5:08
The use of the multiple patient simulation (MPS) has grown in nursing education as a strategy to help close the education-practice gap and better prepare students for the reality of hospital practice. Watch this video to learn how the faculty implemented a MPS experience for students. Also read the article where they explain the design/timing, type and number of patient cases, scheduling, faculty resources, and setting. This MPS experience was originally developed for a group of 125 nursing students but can be modified for larger or smaller groups, and can be used with new graduate orientation to the work setting.
Creator: Linda Plank, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
Duration: 4:52
The operating room (OR) is a unique practice environment for nurses; however, many nursing programs no longer include OR nursing in the curriculum. This is unfortunate because ORs in the U.S. are experiencing shortages of nurses. Watch this video to learn how this school provided learning experiences in the OR for students through an academic-practice partnership. In the article Dr Plank also discusses varies types of OR experiences for students that schools might consider.
Creator: Michelle Kaulback, EdD, MSN, FNP-BC
Duration: 1:57
To prepare students for a discussion of cardiac conditions, the instructor reviews content through the Headbands Game. Students are divided into teams of 4 prior to the class. PowerPoint slides were created with a variety of cardiac medication classifications, heart valves, heart chambers, and cardiac electrical pathways. One word pertaining to the cardiac content is placed on each slide, automatically timed to advance after 15 seconds. One student from each team sits in front of the screen facing their teammates. Teammates describe the word using clues. Interested in learning more about the Headbands Game and seeing students play it? Watch this video now.
Creator: Diane Toto, RN, MSN
Duration: 4:21
Students lack experience in making connections between signs and symptoms and the patient’s acuity level. Many students fail to notice when a patient is deteriorating. The Levels of Sickness Teaching Strategy helps students recognize clinical deterioration in a timely manner by understanding the meaning of a wide range of signs and symptoms. This teaching strategy, referred to as the Sick tool, can be used in the classroom, simulation, and clinical settings. Learn about this strategy by watching this video and reading the article.
Creator: Kristin Maynard, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Duration: 2:50
If you teach skills to nursing students, do not miss this video and the related Teaching Tip: the author describes the learning activity she developed to teach suturing to nurse practitioner students. Deliberate practice was paired with reciprocal peer teaching (RPT) to produce an environment of active learning while achieving the learning objectives. Principles of deliberate practice do not require the instructor be the one providing the feedback. With this in mind, students observed and assisted each other in the process of skill acquisition. RPT promotes increased student engagement by assigning the students an active role in the learning activity.
Creator: Mary Tedesco-Schneck, PhD, RN, CPNP
Duration: 4:35
Nursing faculty need to provide students with problem-solving skills during their formative academic years, and feminist pedagogy supported by classroom participation may foster these skills. Through the lens of feminist pedagogy, factors that influence classroom participation of nursing students were identified using the College and University Classroom Environment Inventory. Watch this video to learn about the study and implications for teaching, and be sure to read the article.
Creator: Jennie De Gagne, PhD, DNP, RN-BC, CNE, ANEF, FAAN
Duration: 3:54
Cyberincivility is a contemporary issue in nursing and health professions education. Studies regarding cybercivility, particularly from an interprofessional education standpoint, are few. In this video, Dr. De Gagne, the leading researcher on cyberincivility in nursing education, explains why she is passionate about this topic. She shares her findings on a study that assessed the knowledge, experience, and perceptions about cyberincivility among students in 4 health care disciplines. After watching the video, make sure you read the article.
Creator: Jennifer A. Brussow, PhD, Michelle Dunham, PhD
Duration: 3:22
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.
Creator: Lisa A. Seldomridge, PhD, RN and Catherine M. Walsh, PhD, RN
Duration: 03:44
Concerned about clinical grade inflation in your program? Then don’t miss watching this video and reading the article. This study examined the presence of grade inflation in clinical courses 9 years after implementing strategies to improve grading precision. A comparison of clinical grades for cohort I (1997-2002) with cohort II (2009-2016) showed statistically lower grades in 2 courses (Adult 1 and Maternity) for cohort II. The authors provide suggestions for changing the way clinical experiences are planned, executed, and evaluated.
Creator: Janice Hawkins, PhD, RN
Duration: 04:28
Increasing the number of BSN-prepared nurses at the bedside is directly linked to improved health care outcomes. However, employers are challenged to find enough BSN graduates to meet workforce demands. In this video (and article), Dr. Hawkins presents an educational model to increase enrollment, retention, and graduation rates of RN students in a BSN program (RN-BSN) in a resource limited rural community. This exemplar may equip nurse educators with strategies to adopt in their own communities.
Creator: Jeannie B. Weston
Duration: 5:12
Clinicians need to be prepared to teach nursing students. The author describes her study to determine whether an online program, the Clinical Instructor Program (CIP), improved self efficacy for clinicians in the role of clinical instructor. In addition, understanding of the clinical instructor role, knowledge of instructional content, and understanding of instructional strategies were evaluated before and after CIP participation. A primary finding of the study was that overall self-efficacy significantly improved. Watch the video and also read the article: in the article the author describes the program she developed to prepare clinicians for clinical teaching.
Creator: Jackie H. Jones, EdD, RN and Linda A. Treiber, PhD, RN
Duration: 3:49
Any error made in health care can cause the health care provider to become a second victim. The role that nursing education can play in preventing nurses from becoming second victims has not been well explored. The authors conducted a study on the perceptions of recent BSN graduates about their preparation for medication administration, medication errors, and their personal experience with error making and second victimhood. Watch this video and read the article on this interesting study with implications for your curriculum.
Creator: Marianne Cockroft, PhD, RN and Sonda Oppewal, PhD, RN, APHN-BC
Duration: 3:38
As nurses provide more services in clients’ homes, nurse educators face challenges in preparing students for transitioning to the home setting. This video and article describe an innovative home visit simulation designed to prepare prelicensure nursing students for making home visits. Students apply nursing knowledge and critical thinking as they demonstrate skills related to assessment, communication, safety, and health education when caring for clients in their homes. Concepts from medical-surgical, pediatrics, maternity, psychiatric mental health, and public health nursing courses are integrated into the simulation.
Creator: Christy Raymond, BScN, MEd, PhD, RN
Duration: 4:13
Researchers who study nursing education often encounter difficulties when trying to recruit and retain nurse educator participants. In this video, Dr. Raymond-Seniuk discusses effective and ineffective sampling strategies and methods to increase the efficiency of the research process. Also read the article, which outlines the struggles and successes encountered with a mixed methods study that examined nurse educators’ critical thinking. The author shares insights and future recommendations for researchers in nursing education. This article is Open Access, so share it with other nurse educators.
Creator: Timothy Bristol
Duration: 4:09
Developing valid and reliable test items is a critical skill for nursing faculty. This research analyzed the test item writing practices of 674 nursing faculty. Findings revealed variability in practices and a gap in implementation of evidence-based standards when developing and evaluating teacher-made examinations. Dr Bristol describes this important study in this video and accompanying article.
Creator: Elizabeth A. Tinnon, RN, CNE
Duration: 2:24
The code of ethics for nurses was written for nurses in all settings. However, the language focuses primarily on the nurse in context of the patient relationship, which may make it difficult for nurse educators to internalize the code to inform their teaching practice. In this video and accompanying article, Dr. Tinnon explores the code of ethics and explains how you can use it to guide your teaching.
Creator: Shea Polancich, Linda Moneyham, Glenda Smith, and David James
Duration: 6:10
Effectively teaching clinical data management and analysis in a doctor of nursing (DNP) program requires attention to developing skills that foster improvement at the bedside. The authors describe their new DNP course on clinical data management and analysis. View the video and then read the article, which also reports opportunities to improve translation and application of the content in the course to the scholarly practice project.
Creator: Penny Sauer
Duration: 2:38
This video and the accompanying article report findings from a study on peer incivility among nursing students and the impact of incivility on students’ physical and mental health and their stress. Students who experienced high levels of peer incivility had lower mental health scores, lower physical health scores, and higher stress levels. Dr. Sauer describes the study in this video and provides more details about it in the article including strategies for nursing faculty.
Creator: Jean Dowling Dols, Mary M. Hoke, and Maureen L. Rauschhuber
Duration: 2:27
Drs. Dols, Hoke, and Rauschhuber share their research study on the outcomes of an educational innovation in which students completed online human subjects training followed by a mock institutional review board (IRB) simulation. The study demonstrated that knowledge acquisition is not enough to acquire the ethical reasoning skills needed to implement health care research. Situational context is also needed to envision the application of ethical principles. Learn more about the study in this video and the accompanying article.
Creator: Jill Ellen Vihos, Loreen Pollard, Moira Bazin, Denaine Lozza, Penny MacDonald, Nadine Moniz, and Dorothy Spies
Duration: 3:37
If you use debriefing with simulation, learn how these authors used debriefing at the end of a laboratory skills class. The authors examined the cognitive, affective, and social learning outcomes of debriefing sessions. Survey questionnaires were administered to 378 prelicensure nursing students after their nursing skills laboratory class that included a debriefing session. Most students either agreed or strongly agreed that debriefing facilitated the discussion about their lab experience and reflection on learning.
Creator: Deborah Cullen, Susan M. McLennon, Taylor Hartman, Carol Sheih, Caitlin Pike, and Hena Shah
Duration: 3:11
Mentoring is critical for nursing faculty, but what mentoring strategies work best? The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate the effectiveness of mentoring strategies for nursing faculty progression and productivity in the nontenure track. Sixty articles were included in the review. Findings revealed that nontenure track nursing faculty require planned programs and mentoring strategies unique to their role and abilities. Schools of nursing can improve on faculty progression, scholarship, and career growth by providing structured mentoring activity. Learn about mentoring strategies in this video from the authors, then follow up by reading the article.
Creator: Michelle Aebersold, PhD
Duration: 2:10
Dr. Aebersold describes the development of a new simulation-based course designed to remediate the clinical skills of prelicensure nursing students and the multidimensional method used to evaluate this new course. Evaluation of the course was guided by Kirkpatrick’s levels of training. The Quint Leveled Clinical Competency Tool was used to evaluate students’ clinical competencies. Success of the course was found in 3 levels of evaluation. If you are using simulation in your nursing program, be sure to watch this video and read the article – then share them with your colleagues.
Creator: Kimberly A. Forst, DNP, RN
Duration: 3:50
Student nurse athletes may experience difficulties achieving academic success in their nursing program. Dr. Forst identified facilitators, barriers, and motivators of student nurse athletes that can affect to their academic success. Athletes ranked time management and prioritization as critical skills for success in the nursing program. Her study also reinforced the importance of academic support services for student nurse athletes. Learn more about this interesting study in the video and article.
Creator: Cathy R. Fulton, RN, ANP-BC, FNP-BC
Carol Clark, DNP, RN, FNP-BC
Stephanie Dickinson, MStat
Duration: 3:17
An assumption in nursing education is that clinical experience equals competent practice. Knowing the extent of learning acquired during these experiences is important, and in graduate nursing education, this is not always known. In this video, the authors describe a study on the nature of clinical hours that nurse practitioner students complete during practicum courses and explored activities of students when not engaged in direct patient care. This is a must read article if you are teaching in an advanced practice nursing program.
Creator: Suzanna Marnocha, PhD, RN, CCRN
Duration: 6:34
To prevent online unprofessionalism among nursing students, the authors developed a peer-facilitated social media education session. Dr. Marnocha explains the study in this video. Students’ uncertain or incorrect attitudes and knowledge showed significant improvements after the session conducted by other nursing students. Learn about the full study in the article.
Creator: Jamie Hansen, PhD, RN, CNE
Duration: 3:04
How should simulated and clinical experiences be sequenced? Does it make a difference in student performance? Dr. Hansen compared 2 different sequences of blocks of simulated and clinical practicum learning experiences on students’ clinical competency using a randomized crossover design. Competency was measured 3 times: after each block of simulated and clinical experiences and following a final simulated experience. There were no significant differences in students’ competency. This study provides important evidence for faculty when making decisions about simulation and clinical practice. Watch this video and be sure to read the article.
Creator: Melody K. Eaton, PhD, MBA, RN
Duration: 5:23
In a complex health care environment, nurses and other health care professionals should be able to understand and collaboratively advocate for health policy benefitting patients, families, and communities. Dr. Eaton and colleagues used interprofessional team-based learning to improve the political astuteness of health professions students including nursing. In this video, Dr. Eaton talks about this instructional strategy and its effectiveness. Read the full article for free (it is open access): share the article with colleagues, students, and others.
Creator: Joyce Victor and Wanda Ruppert
Duration: 6:21
Simulation-based learning experiences are designed to prepare the student for clinical practice; however, there is little documentation of a relationship between simulation performance and performance in the clinical setting. When essential aspects of a clinical situation are replicated in simulation, students should readily understand and manage similar situations in clinical practice. The authors studied the relationships between development of clinical nursing judgment, simulation performance, and clinical performance. In this video and article, learn what they found.
Creator: Lilly Mathew, Barbara Brewer, Janice Crist, and Robin Poedel
Duration: 2:06
Learn how this author used a community-based participatory research approach to develop content for a virtual simulation case. The virtual simulation case was designed to develop the cultural competence of prelicensure nursing students in caring for a Puerto Rican patient with diabetes. Watch the video and then read this article to learn how you can use this method with your own simulations.
Creator: Alaina Herrington and Tonya Schneidereith
Duration: 3:14
Integrating simulation in multiple levels of nursing programs remains a challenge for educators. Nurse educators from various degree granting programs were surveyed to identify placement of multiple nursing concepts. The results of the survey identified concepts that could be incorporated, that is, scaffolded, into various levels of nursing education via concept-based simulations. Categorizing concepts into multiple learner levels provides an efficient, systematic approach to incorporating concepts into simulation throughout any nursing curriculum. Learn more about this project by watching the video. Then be sure to read the article.
Creator: Sharon Galloway, DNP, RN, M.Ed.
Duration: 4:00
In this video and article, Dr. Galloway shares how she developed, implemented, and evaluated a simulation exercise designed to teach spiritual care to prelicensure nursing students. Participation in the spiritual care simulation resulted in improved knowledge and attitudes relating to spirituality and spiritual care. The results from her study demonstrated the value of using simulation and spiritual assessment to teach students how to recognize and respond therapeutically to spiritual needs.
Creator: Ericka Sanner-Stiehr, PhD, RN
Duration: 3:06
Lateral violence among nurses is a continuing problem in health care, contributing to detrimental individual and organizational consequences. Nurse educators can prepare students to respond effectively to lateral violence before they graduate and enter the workplace, where it is likely to be encountered. Simulation provides an effective platform for delivering this type of student-centered education. The author presents guidelines for educators to integrate lateral violence response training into simulations in prelicensure nursing education. Watch the video and read the article to get details about how to develop a simulation for this purpose.
Creator: Melissa Baginski, MSN
Duration: 2:41
The authors created a medication calculation simulation for their prelicensure students to provide the opportunity for dosage calculation practice with authentic circumstances, foster an enhanced perspective of the importance of accuracy required for calculating dosages, and improve dosage calculation accuracy itself. For authenticity, they prepared each patient in the simulation to appear as lifelike as possible, having personal possessions at the bedside and therapies such as oxygen, IVs, casts, and wound dressings. Watch this video (and read the article) to learn how to prepare this simulation on medication calculation.
Creator: Kim A. Decker, PhD, RN, CNS
Duration: 2:25
Learn how nursing faculty incorporated concepts of social determinants of health, using various community clinical experiences, throughout their prelicensure nursing program. A primary goal of their new concept-based curriculum is to prepare students for practice in the changing health care environment by integrating community health concepts throughout the curriculum. These concepts are framed within the social determinants of health. Get ideas for your own nursing program from this video and article.
Creator: Elisabeth Fiske, PhD, RN
Duration: 4:02
Despite program completion, not all graduates are successful on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Learn how the author added contemplative practices such as meditation and guided imagery to an NCLEX-RN preparatory course. Students’ self-efficacy scores increased from the beginning to the end of the course, and they reported that these activities were beneficial. After watching the video, be sure to read the full article.
Creator: Mary Katherine Donnelly
Duration: 4:02
This video describes VoiceThread technology and how to implement it in your nursing course. The video explains the step-by-step approach you can use for effective implementation of this technology beginning with faculty orientation, then implementation (visual and verbal presentation), though evaluation with students. If you are interested in VoiceThread, look no further because this video is an excellent introduction to the technology and implementation.
Creator: Cynthia D. Rubenstein & Carolyn F. Schubert
Duration: 5:31
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.
Creator: Aggie Read
Duration: 3:00
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: Karen Dunn and Cheryl Riley-Doucet
Duration: 6:42
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: Cynthia L. Foronda, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Duration: 6:29
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: Rhonda McLain, PhD, RN
Duration: 4:38
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: Christine Latham
Charmaine Lim
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: Dr. Ragan Johnson
Duration: 3:04
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: 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: Lana Sargent
Duration: 5:46
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: 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: Mikel W Hand, EdD, RN, OCN, NE-BC, NEA-BC
Duration: 9:47
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Rachel Scherzer, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC
Kathryn Shaffer, EdD, RN, CNE
Kathryn Maceyko, BSN, RN
Jessica Webb, BSN, RN
Duration: 7:41
Nurse educators need new strategies that will engage students in the application of research and evidence-based practice. In this video and article the faculty members describe how they attempted to achieve these goals by forming an extracurricular student-run journal club.
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Aysel Badir, PhD, RN
Duration: 3:33
Using high-fidelity simulations to facilitate student learning is an uncommon practice in Turkish nursing programs. The aim of this study was to understand students’ perceptions of the use of simulation in nursing. This study revealed that high-fidelity simulation is an ideal method of promoting learning by helping students transfer theory into practice, build confidence and teamwork, and raise professional awareness.
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: 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.