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Educational Innovations

In this podcast series, learn about new educational innovations from the nurse educators who developed them. Experts also describe initiatives in their schools, share best practices for teaching in nursing, discuss new approaches to designing curricula, and explain educational studies they have done.
Creator: Kelley M. Anderson, PhD, FNP, CHFN-K
Associate Professor
Georgetown University
School of Nursing & Health Studies
Washington, DC 20057
Duration: 15:25
Nurse Educator 
This podcast in on universal design and its use in nursing education. Dr. Kelley Anderson explains how universal design differs from traditional instruction, the process of implementing universal design in a nursing curriculum, challenges, and recommendations to start incorporating universal design into your own nursing curriculum and courses.
Creator: Valerie Kiper, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Assistant Professor
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Lubbock, Texas
Duration: 16:48
Nurse Educator 
Nurse leaders may want to experience a new journey by changing their career course to academia at a time when nurse educators are desperately needed. Experienced nurse leaders with organizational longevity may be ready to retire from their leadership role or to make a career transition because of life changes. This podcast highlights the leadership skills that experienced nurse leaders bring to the nursing education as they transition to a role in academia to help address the nursing faculty shortage.
Creator: Cynthia Rubenstein, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC
Director of Nursing and Professor

Maura C. Schlairet, EdD, RN, CNL
Associate Professor
Duration: 18:17
Nurse Educator 
Drs. Rubenstein and Schlairet describe their innovative NCLEX coaching model. Senior students are paired with faculty for 6 weeks of NCLEX coaching. Students self-assess strengths, risk factors, and challenges related to NCLEX preparation, and coaches and students co-develop a preparation and success plan. In this podcast you will learn about this coaching model, the outcomes of using this model with students (confidence/readiness scores and pass rates improved), and lessons learned for successful implementation of NCLEX coaching in your school of nursing.
Creator: Mary Tedesco-Schneck, PhD, RN, CPNP
Assistant Professor
University of Maine
School of Nursing
Orono, Maine
[email protected]
Duration: 12:00
Nurse Educator 
Are you trying to create a classroom environment where students are engaged in a community of learning? In this podcast you will learn about script concordance testing. Dr. Tedesco-Schneck will explain how to use a script concordance model and think aloud approach to engage students and promote their clinical reasoning.
Creator: Drs. Renee Bauer and Jill Moore
Duration: 9:27
Nurse Educator 
Get some new ideas about simulations you can develop for your mental health course in this podcast. The faculty share their experiences with a simulation they developed to prepare students for working with a verbally aggressive patient.
Creator: Stacen A. Keating, PhD, RN
New York University, New York, NY
[email protected]
Alex Berland, MSc, RN
President A. Berland, Inc., Vancouver, Canada
Miriam J. Chickering, BSN, RN
Chief Executive Officer, Nurses International, Anoka, MN
Duration: 15:11
Nurse Educator 
The shortage of well-prepared nurse educators is a critical limitation to increasing the supply of nurses. The mission of Nurses International ( ) is to provide high-quality, evidence-based educational materials to support nurse educators in their communities. The open educational resources (OER) developed by Nurses International include classroom lectures, student and instructor references, assignments, and assessment items. The OER content has been cross-walked to the WHO and International Council of Nurses competencies for nurses. Learn what they are doing for nursing education worldwide.
Creator: Melodee Harris, PhD, APRN, GNP-BC, AGPCNP-BC, University of Arkansas Medical Sciences College of Nursing, [email protected]
Sarah Rhoads, PhD, DNP, WHNP-BC, FAAN, University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing, [email protected]
Duration: 18:21
Nurse Educator 
Virtual site visits for nurse practitioner (NP) students allow faculty to observe students in a real world clinical setting. Many NP students have rural clinical settings. Secure technology allows faculty to remote into the clinical setting to view the student’s thinking skills, interaction with patients and preceptor, and assessment skills. A virtual site visit is a secure, synchronous, 2-way, audio-video telehealth software connection between faculty and NP students. Learn in this podcast how to use virtual site visits in your NP program. Be sure to read the article: it is open access and can be shared with colleagues.
Creator: Carmen Presti, DNP, ACNP-BC
Assistant Professor of Clinical
[email protected]

Jill S. Sanko, PhD, MS, APRN, CHSE-A, FSSH
Assistant Professor
Duration: 12:49
This podcast presents adaptive quizzing and how to use it in nursing courses. The presenters share challenges of students and faculty with adaptive quizzing, the findings of their study, and take-home points for faculty to use adaptive quizzing in their own courses.
Creator: Tracy George, DNP, APRN-BC, CNE, is assistant professor of nursing, Francis Marion University, Florence, SC. Dr. George is a NP in a free clinic. Claire DeCristofaro, MD, has been in family practice in New York City, rural TN, and SC including the free c
Nurse Educator 
This podcast focuses on how faculty and other educators can use virtual collaboration for their scholarship. Learn about virtual collaboration, technology, advantages and barriers, tips for success of virtual teams, and benefits to interprofessional collaboration in a virtual environment.
Creator: Susan G. Poorman, PhD, RN, CNS-BC, ANEF Professor Emeritus, Indiana University of Pennsylvania President, STAT Nursing Consultants, Inc. STAT Nursing website Facebook page
Duration: 9:22
Nurse Educator 
In this podcast you will learn about Next Generation NCLEX items, why we need to assess students’ clinical judgment on the NCLEX, types of items, scoring, and how faculty can prepare their students for these new question formats.
Creator: Linda Caputi, MSN, RN, EdD, CNE, ANEF Nursing Education Consultant and Author
Duration: 14:48
Nurse Educator 
In this podcast, Dr. Caputi discusses the Next Generation NCLEX. She explains the differences between current test items and the items planned for the new NCLEX. Dr. Caputi discusses what faculty can do now to prepare for this change in NCLEX testing. She recommends that faculty rethink the way they teach clinical judgment and adopt an approach for teaching clinical judgment that is used throughout the prelicensure program.
Creator: Cara Wallace, PhD, RN
Lead Practicum Specialist, Associate Professor
DNP Program
Chamberlain University
Downers Grove, IL
Duration: 15:04
Nurse Educator 
Dr. Wallace discusses strategies for engaging part-time online faculty and why this is important for schools of nursing. She reviews the findings of a study that she and her colleagues conducted on teaching in online courses. The findings of this study are important if you are teaching in an online program and for program leadership.
Creator: Dr. Desirée Hensel
Dean and Professor
School of Nursing
Curry College
Milton, MA
Duration: 15:55
Nurse Educator 
Learn about Q methodology in this podcast and how this method can be used in nursing education and research. Dr. Hensel explains Q methodology, its use in nursing education, and the value of this method for program evaluation.
Creator: Faculty from the Texas Tech University Health Science Center School of Nursing: 
Ellarene Duis Sanders, PhD, RN
Lori Hammond DNP, MSN, RN-BC, CNEcl
Richard L. Pullen, Jr., EdD, MSN, RN, CMSRN
LaNeigh Harkness, MSN, RN, LGBC
Duration: 20:48
Nurse Educator 
Learn how Texas Tech faculty integrated general education competencies into their RN-BSN program, set benchmarks for student performance, and integrated teaching strategies in their courses to help students achieve these benchmarks. Strategies included Faculty Conversations, Policy and Model Development, VoiceThread, Test Items, and PowToons.
Creator: Anne Schoening, PhD, RN, CNE
Associate Professor
Assistant Dean for Faculty Development
Creighton University College of Nursing
Omaha, NE
[email protected]
Duration: 20:04
Nurse Educator 
Are you a new nurse educator? Transitioning from clinician to educator? Or, are you responsible for faculty development in your school? In this podcast Dr. Schoening describes her Nurse Educator Transition Theory and how it relates to the process that new educators often experience. She also presents her New Faculty Orientation Program with strategies you can use in your own nursing program.
Creator: Michelle DeCoux Hampton, RN, PhD
Associate Professor and DNP Program Coordinator
San Jose State University
[email protected]
Duration: 16:34
Nurse Educator 
Nursing students are underprepared for the rigors of graduate writing. Dr. Hampton conducted a study on faculty-implemented writing development strategies in a DNP program over a 5-year period. In this podcast she discusses unique challenges for DNP students with regard to scholarly writing and strategies for developing students’ writing skills.

Be sure to read her article in which she reports these findings:
A 5-Year Evaluation of Faculty Use of Practical Within-Course Writing Development Strategies in a DNP Program
Creator: Karen Hande, DNP, ANP-BC, CNE Assistant Director, DNP Program Associate Professor of Nursing Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Nashville, TN [email protected]
Duration: 15:43
In the episode, Dr. Hande discusses appreciative advising, benefits of this approach for students and faculty, and its use with DNP students. She compares appreciative advising with academic advising. You also will learn in this episode how to  implement appreciative advising in your own school. This approach works well for DNP students and also can be used with master’s and prelicensure nursing students.

In addition to the article listed in the Nov/Dec 2017 issue, please refer to the article below, currently published ahead of print: Appreciative Advising Pilot Study: An Innovative Approach to Advising Doctor of Nursing Practice Students
Creator: Maryann Forbes, PhD, RN, CNE Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs College of Nursing and Public Health Adelphi University, Garden City, NY [email protected] /
Duration: 14:39
In this episoe, Dr. Forbes describes the development of innovative seminars for students to integrate their learning across the curriculum. She provides an overview of this innovative curricular approach, the conceptual basis for these integrative seminars, and driving factors behind their development. Dr. Forbes shares examples of teaching strategies used in the seminars, challenges of faculty with implementing these seminar courses (1 credit each), and advice for listeners. Be sure to read the article for more details.