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Nurse Educator Tips for Teaching

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Whether you are a beginning or an experienced nurse educator, you will get new ideas for your teaching in this podcast. Experts share teaching strategies you can use with your nursing students.
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Live, Masked Role Play

Inspired by Mask-Ed character role-play, a novel interactive neurological case study was introduced in a didactic undergraduate health assessment course. The role-play integrated real-time decision-making by students using the Kahoot! participant response system within a live, unfolding case study presentation. Dr. Sotos Djiovnais describes this innovative strategy using Live, Masked Role Play in this podcast and article.
4/17/202424 minutes, 32 seconds
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Activity to Promote Students' Ability to Prioritize

Nursing students struggle with prioritizing multiple-response or select-all-that-apply questions. In a newly designed course for students to synthesize nursing content, an activity was created to help them in answering these types of questions. The activity required students to read the question and then write the answer choices instead of choosing from answers already provided. Learn more about this activity from the author Dr. Susan Kelly in this podcast and article.
4/17/202412 minutes, 19 seconds
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Nurse Educator Competencies: A Scoping Review

Scholars have been advocating for a revolutionary change in nursing education to meet the increasingly complex demands in health care for many years. This podcast with Dr. Elizabeth Wells-Beede presents a scoping review of nurse educator competencies relative to the preparation for nurses for the academic role. Mentorship is a significant theme in this review. Article at: https://journals.lww.com/nurseeducatoronline/pages/articleviewer.aspx?year=2023&issue=09000&article=00002&type=Fulltext
4/17/202424 minutes, 34 seconds
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Interactive 3D Visualization Tutorial for Pathophysiology in Graduate Nursing Education

Dr. Julia Rogers and Mr. Abel Reyes discuss their collaborative partnership between the College of Nursing and the College of Engineering, computer science department, to develop this tutorial. Through this collaboration, the authors developed, evaluated, and refined a 3D AR visualization tool for advanced pathophysiology. An iterative design was used, which is a methodology that is based on a cyclic process of analyzing and refining an activity or process and typically applied in software development to identify the optimum programming solution. Their article has multiple supplemental files that show the 3D AR visualization tool.
4/3/202422 minutes, 41 seconds
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Teaching Acute Care Nurse Practitioners to Care for Obstetric Patients

Acute care nurse practitioners need to be prepared to care for critically ill obstetric patients, but advanced practice nursing programs often have gaps in maternal-fetal health content. Dr. Jennifer Brower and Dr. Caitlin Luebcke explain how they enhanced their NP curriculum at Indiana University School of Nursing to incorporate obstetric concepts and simulations that prepare acute care NPs to manage care of critically ill obstetric patients. Their curriculum aims to provide new NPs with background knowledge necessary to choose appropriate diagnostic testing and develop a treatment plan in collaboration with the healthcare team. Article: https://journals.lww.com/nurseeducatoronline/citation/9900/incorporating_considerations_for_the_obstetric.250.aspx
4/3/202412 minutes, 8 seconds
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Implementation of a Pilot Hybrid Clinical Model

Nurse educators were called to innovate during the COVID-19 pandemic. There were restrictions on clinical group size and ongoing student absences due to exposures and infections. Providing relevant clinical makeup activities remains a continual challenge. An innovative model was created and used with nursing students who were well enough to engage in the clinical day but could not be on-site. This podcast with Drs. Horan and Foley describes how the Model can still be used in nursing programs post the Pandemic era as a makeup clinical day while maintaining the rigor of the curriculum. Article: https://journals.lww.com/nurseeducatoronline/fulltext/2023/09000/an_innovative_hybrid_clinical_model__useful_for_a.21.aspx 
3/20/202438 minutes, 36 seconds
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Incorporating Birth Doulas into Prelicensure Course

Dr. Rhonda Lanning incorporated birth doulas into the prelicensure reproductive health care course that she teaches. What do the doulas do? How are they integrated in the nursing course? What do students and doulas think about this innovation? Learn more from Dr. Lanning in this podcast and article. Article: https://journals.lww.com/nurseeducatoronline/fulltext/2021/05000/utilizing_doulas_to_improve_nursing_student.4.aspx 
3/20/202412 minutes, 45 seconds
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Promoting Students' Professionalism

Dr. Sue Bookey-Bassett shares a teaching strategy developed to promote students’ professionalism and their understanding of professional nursing organizations. Learn more in the podcast and by reading her article.     
3/20/202417 minutes, 31 seconds
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Use of Virtual Reality to Teach Diagnostic Reasoning

Three faculty members who teach in the nurse practitioner program at The Ohio State University College of Nursing describe an innovative approach to teaching diagnostic reasoning using virtual reality (VR). Learn how they create realistic simulations that allow nursing students to practice the process of diagnostic reasoning, delegate tasks, make clinical decisions, and learn from mistakes. Courtney Kresge, Stephanie Justice, and Carolyn McClerking explain how they use VR to assess competency and support classroom and clinical educational experiences. Article: https://journals.lww.com/nurseeducatoronline/fulltext/2024/01000/the_use_of_virtual_reality_in_teaching_diagnostic.16.aspx 
3/6/202416 minutes, 9 seconds
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Climate Change Education for Nursing Students: Teaching Strategy

The effects of climate change are anticipated to pose a significant threat to public and environmental health. The Lancet Report of the Countdown on Health and Climate Change stated that climate change is the biggest health threat of the 21st century. Because of climate change, weather variability is increasing and causing more injuries, illnesses, and deaths from a wide range of climate-sensitive health outcomes. This podcast with Dr. Adelita Cantu discusses a teaching strategy to promote learners’ understanding of the impact of climate change on health. Article: https://journals.lww.com/nurseeducatoronline/fulltext/9900/_i_thought_it_was_just_about_heat___using_the.334.aspx 
3/6/202416 minutes, 24 seconds
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Doctor of Nursing Education: A Novel Terminal Degree

The current master's and doctoral nursing programs in the United States are not meeting the supply and demand for the nursing education workforce. Preparing a greater number of highly qualified evidence-based nurse educators would help mitigate the crisis of turning away nursing applicants due to the lack of faculty. This podcast with Dr. Tara King presents an innovative approach to preparing nurse educators in a Doctor of Nursing Education Program. Article: https://journals.lww.com/nurseeducatoronline/fulltext/9900/meeting_supply_and_demand_for_nurse_educators__a.363.aspx 
2/21/202415 minutes, 27 seconds
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Experiences of Undergraduate Male Students in Nursing: On the Outside Looking in

National data suggest that only 9.4% of nurses currently practicing in the United States are male. To put this into context, US Census data from 1900 indicate that men comprised 9% of the total population of nurses during the turn of the 20th century. While the number of men entering the field of nursing has steadily increased, the proportion of men in the profession has grown by less than 1% over the last 120 years. This podcast with Drs. Mott and MacWilliams presents strategies to increase the number of men in the nursing profession. Article: https://journals.lww.com/nurseeducatoronline/fulltext/9900/experiences_of_undergraduate_male_students_in.318.aspx 
2/21/202426 minutes, 42 seconds
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Cocreation With Nursing Students of a Simulated Practice Placement

Cocreation is a collaborative process that uses problem-based learning to construct new initiatives. Thirty second-year prelicensure nursing students cocreated simulations and associated lesson plans for a simulated practice placement. In this podcast, Joelle Salje describes this initiative and the process students used to develop their simulated clinical placement. Learn more in her article.
2/11/202422 minutes, 22 seconds
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DNP Projects: Connecting Competencies with OVID Synthesis

If you are teaching DNP students or guiding their projects, this podcast is for you. Dr. Curry Bordelon describes his school’s use of OVID Synthesis as a project management tool for DNP projects. Ovid Synthesis reduces project variation and ensures learners use best practice models for implementation across all DNP project courses. He also explains how Ovid Synthesis has facilitated communication and coordination between faculty and students. Ovid Synthesis for Academic Programs | Ovid | Wolters Kluwer
2/11/202422 minutes, 38 seconds
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EquityXdesign and the Implicit Bias Clinical Education Program

How do you address bias in your curriculum?  Curricular approaches that prepare future nurses to address implicit bias in clinical settings remain an urgent need. Responding to these calls for educational action is especially challenging because competencies to counter bias and racism in healthcare settings are not clearly defined. In this podcast, Dr. Rebecca O’Connor and Dr. Kenya Beard describe equityXdesign and how they used it to develop the Implicit Bias Clinical Education Program to prepare students to interrupt bias in clinical settings. You also will learn how equityXdesign can be used to design or reenvision your nursing curricula. Their article is open access.
2/7/202420 minutes, 4 seconds
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Nurse Practitioner Student Simulations to Navigate Both In-person and Telehealth Patient Visits

To prepare family nurse practitioner (FNP) students to assume roles in a complex, technologically driven healthcare system, educators are increasing the use of simulation. Dr. Mary Ann Dugan, Chelsea Lebo, and Ashley Stallworth describe the face-to-face and virtual simulations they developed to help students navigate both in-person and telehealth patient visits. Article: https://journals.lww.com/nurseeducatoronline/fulltext/9900/nurse_practitioner_student_simulations_to_navigate.359.aspx 
2/7/202416 minutes, 28 seconds
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Prescribing Workshop for NP Students

Nurse practitioners (NPs) need to acquire prescribing competencies during their nursing program so they are prepared to provide safe care to patients. Many NP students have anxiety about prescribing, even after they have completed a course in advanced pharmacology. Drs. Phillips, George, and Munn describe the structure, topics, and outcomes of a prescribing workshop they offer for NP students.
1/24/202415 minutes, 18 seconds
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Preparing New Graduate Nurses for Bedside Informatics and Quality Improvement

Electronic medical records enhance the delivery of safe patient care. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing highlight that graduates must be versed in data management, retrieval, analysis, and evaluation to guide practice decisions. Dr. Jenny Allert and Mallory Brunel collaborated with clinical sites and developed an innovative teaching strategy that helps prelicensure students to manage data from a QI perspective
1/24/20240
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Innovative Collaborations for Learning: Integration of Well-Being, Built Environment, and Multidisciplinary Practice

Two leaders in nursing and healthcare education at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki, Finland, describe initiatives to develop solutions to complex healthcare problems in their local community. Metropolia combines expertise from business, culture, technology, healthcare, and social services to build sustainable innovations through their Innovation Hubs. Solutions are created through bold thinking about wellbeing, environmental responsibility, person-centered social and healthcare services, and corporate training needs. Anita Ahlstrand and Nea Lehtimäki share how development and collaboration in real-world healthcare settings facilitate student development of essential competencies for the workforce. Read more their work at Metropolia: https://www.metropolia.fi/en/rdi/innovation-hubs
1/19/202416 minutes, 35 seconds
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Case Studies for Clinical Judgment Development: Perceptions of Beginning Nursing Students

Laurie Robinson, MSN, developed case studies that integrated the Clinical Judgment Measurement Model. She describes the cases, which were used by beginning nursing students prior to their initial clinical practice, and the outcomes of her study. 
1/10/202412 minutes, 35 seconds
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Planetary Health and Nursing Education

Shannon Vandenberg, RN, PhD(c), a nursing instructor at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, is an expert in planetary health and nursing. She discusses why planetary health is important for the nursing profession and how educators can incorporate planetary health into the curriculum. 
1/10/202419 minutes, 18 seconds
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Accessible Technology Course Design Practices for Inclusivity in Nursing Education

Nursing students are diverse in culture, abilities, and challenges. Universal Design for Learning is a logical and social model to support diverse learning methods. Accessibility tools help measure the efficacy of faculty efforts to make nursing courses accessible to all. This podcast with experts from the University of Nebraska, Dr. Suhasini Kotcherlakota, Patrick Rejda, Dr. Kevin Kupzyk, and Dr. Lynnette Stamler, presents the development of an accessibility tool for a Learning Management System in nursing education. Be sure to read the article, which is open access. 
1/10/202424 minutes, 58 seconds
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Modeling Equity-Minded Moral Courage: "Calling In" Teaching Strategy

Nurse educators play a significant role in setting an example for students early in their careers. Educators can make mistakes, and it is critical to role model moral courage by acknowledging these mistakes. Rachael Salguero and Karen Hunt, who teach at MGH Institute of Health Professions, developed this innovative teaching strategy to foster students' development of moral courage by openly encouraging students to “call in” the educator if they identify an error or have a concern based on words or behavior.   
12/27/202315 minutes
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Academic Review of Faculty Activities Related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity

Dr. Joanne Noone and Dr. Teri Murray describe the current state of academic review of faculty activities related to diversity, equity, and inclusivity (DEI) and explain how faculty can describe their DEI contributions in their annual review, promotion, and tenure documents. They make recommendations to schools of nursing to introduce and gradually expand recognition of DEI contributions and support faculty as they expand their efforts to integrate DEI into their daily teaching, research, service, and practice.
12/27/202311 minutes, 46 seconds
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Innovative Faculty-Practice Pediatric Clinic

Dr. Karen Schwab, Director of Pediatric Services at Wellness 360 Pediatrics and Associate Clinical Professor at University of Texas (UT) Health, San Antonio, describes an innovative model for a faculty-practice pediatric clinic and how nursing students learn through service in the clinic’s telehealth and mobile units. Students participate in the care of vulnerable patient populations, manage the day-to-day function of the clinics, acquire work experience, and fulfill clinical and immersion hours. Learn more about this faculty practice and its significant impact on students, faculty, and patients at https://wellness360.uthealthsa.org/
12/13/202315 minutes, 9 seconds
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Psychological Capital Among Nursing Faculty: Implications for Practice

Psychological Capital (PsyCap) consists of a set of internal resources an individual can access to navigate challenges and enhance job performance, satisfaction, and overall success. External factors within the academic environment may influence PsyCap. This podcast with Dr. Ashley Singh presents how PsyCap can be used in nursing academia to promote relationship-building, hope, resiliency, efficacy, and self-reflection in the faculty role.
12/13/202322 minutes, 45 seconds
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Integrating an AI Speech Coach Application Into an Assignment Assessing Therapeutic Communication

Join this podcast with Dr. Rhonda Lanning to learn how she incorporated artificial intelligence (AI) into a course assignment that assesses therapeutic communication. Students used Yoodli, a free AI speech coach to create an audio recording of an interview, provide transcripts, and share time-stamped feedback about communication including use of filler words and inclusive language, rephrasing suggestions, and pacing.
12/10/202312 minutes, 24 seconds
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Using Social Media to Promote Student Success

Social Media is an Internet platform that enables others to communicate thoughts and ideas from person to person or with communities of interest. Instagram is one type of social media allowing users to use videos and images to communicate with others. This podcast with Dr. Jasmine Bonder discusses how Instagram is being used to help students and community members learn from a global perspective. The following is an example of an Instagram to promote learning: https://www.instagram.com/dr._jasmine_/  
11/29/202315 minutes, 53 seconds
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Peer Mentoring for DNP Students

Dr. Colleen Paramesh describes a peer mentoring strategy she developed for DNP students and how she used it to guide the DNP project. Learn about the outcomes of this strategy for both mentor and mentee.
11/29/202316 minutes, 35 seconds
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Multimodal Curriculum to Educate Nursing Students about Gender-Affirming Care

Individuals who identify as transgender and gender diverse require informed and compassionate health care, yet there is a lack of research about which educational strategies to use. Dr. Becky Mueller shares her study that evaluated a multimodal approach to educate NP students about care of transgender and gender diverse patients. The educational intervention included guided readings, a transgender patient panel, standardized patient simulation, and group discussion. The Sexual Orientation Counselor Competency Scale was administered pre- and postintervention. Results demonstrated increases in knowledge, skills, and attitudes and a high level of satisfaction for the overall program, but especially for the patient panel and standardized patient encounter. This educational intervention also can be used in prelicensure nursing education.
11/29/202319 minutes, 20 seconds
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Word Clouds to Promte Sense of Belonging and Persistence

Karen Hunt and Amanda Cornine share how they use word clouds to promote students' sense of belonging and academic persistence. This is a low cost, active learning strategy that you can use in all of your courses.
11/15/202311 minutes, 2 seconds
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Debates as Active Learning Strategy

Drs. Betty Napoleon and Christine Kuchenrither explain how they use debates to teach ethics in nursing. These debates also prepare students for navigating issues they may encounter in nursing.
11/15/202315 minutes, 5 seconds
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Interdisciplinary Panel: Teaching Strategy for Content on Marginalized Patients

Nursing graduates need to provide care to diverse patient populations while working within the interdisciplinary care team. The Care of Marginalized Patient Populations Panel presented nursing students with the opportunity to engage with health care professionals from across disciplines who specialize in the care of diverse and marginalized patient populations. This podcast with Dr. Christopher Martin provides an exemplar for nurse educators to engage their students through the experiences and expertise of health care professionals from across settings. 
11/1/202322 minutes, 10 seconds
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Simulation for Teaching Empathy

Dr. Michele Roberts has designed innovative simulations for teaching empathy to nursing students. She tested an intervention to foster empathy that uses storytelling. Learn more about this use of simulation and her fascinating nursing education study.
11/1/202314 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ovid Synthesis for High Quality DNP Projects: From Idea to Dissemination

If you are guiding DNP projects, or if you conduct evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and other team-based projects, this podcast is for you! Dr. Bethany Robertson describes how schools and health systems are using Ovid Synthesis https://synthesis.ovid.com/cem/  for conducting, storing, and disseminating these projects. She also explains how Ovid Synthesis can be used for mapping competencies based on the AACN Essentials.  
10/24/202324 minutes, 13 seconds
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NGN Initiative: Collaborative Approach

Dr. Sarah Urban describes their national initiative for faculty to develop the skills for integrating Next Generation NCLEX preparation into their courses. Her school developed a collaborative approach across the curriculum with online modules and multiple hands-on activities. Learn more details about this in the podcast.
10/18/202317 minutes, 19 seconds
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Review Do Document Structure for Labs

Are you looking for new teaching tools for your skills and other labs? Do you want to standardize the teaching done by multiple instructors in your labs? Dr. Susan Seibert describes the Review Do Document structure she developed for labs and how it has improved the instruction of skills across multiple lab sections.
10/18/202312 minutes, 19 seconds
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Interactive Final Exam Review: Games for Stress Reduction

Active learning develops students' critical thinking and communication skills, ensuring a safe learning environment. Incorporating principles of practice testing in active learning promotes student learning. This podcast with Drs. Genevieve Elrod and Kellie Riley presents a teaching strategy to promote student-centered learning using gaming as a framework. The outcomes of this strategy is a reduction in stress prior to an exam and enhanced ownership of learning and application of content and concepts.
10/4/202319 minutes, 12 seconds
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Enhancing Empathy of Nursing Students in Caring for Those with Substance Use Disorder: It Could Have Been Me

Dr. Valerie Seney discusses a teaching strategy she developed to enhance the empathy of nursing students when caring for patients with substance use disorder (SUD). Learn about this strategy, what inspired Dr. Seney to develop it, and how you can use it in your own courses not only for teaching about SUD but also for other patient conditions.
10/4/202314 minutes, 35 seconds
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Trauma-Informed Education Lunch and Learns

Dismantling racism in health care and education is predicated on our ability to increase diversity in the health care workforce, particularly in nursing. Yet, the lack of nurses from historically and systemically excluded groups persists. Stress and trauma can be impediments to academic success for students historically excluded from nursing. In this podcast Drs. Najjar and Noone discuss the implementation of a trauma-informed approach to help students learn within a culture of mutual trust, respect, and collaboration, and one that embraces diversity.
10/4/202338 minutes, 19 seconds
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Series of Consecutive Telehealth Simulations for NP Students

Dr. Mary Ann Dugan and Ms. Chelsea Lebo describe an  innovative teaching strategy they developed for nurse practitioner (NP) students. Each student manages care of a patient for 3 consecutive episodic visits in a telehealth simulation using Zoom and standardized patients. Each visit is 20 minutes in length. After students complete a visit, they write a subjective, objective, assessment, and plan (SOAP) note and make a call to a pharmacist for a prescription (audio submission). They describe the strategy in their article.
9/20/202316 minutes, 7 seconds
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External Scholarship Mentors for DNP-Prepared Faculty

DNP-prepared faculty entering an academic role are expected to maintain a clinical practice, teach/advise students, and fulfill service obligations, often leaving minimal time to build a program of scholarship. Dr. Jayne Dunlap, Dr. Tracy Brewer, and Dean Rosalie Mainous describe a new model they developed to provide external mentorship for DNP-prepared faculty to facilitate their scholarship. This model builds on the archetype of external mentors for PhD researchers. Read their article in Nurse Educator: it is Open Access.
9/20/202320 minutes, 10 seconds
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Textbook Replacement: Online and Interactive

In this podcast Dr. Beth Phillips, Nikita Khalid, and Nicole Zapparrata describe ATI's Engage Fundamentals. This is an online interactive educational program that can be used in place of textbooks for nursing students. Be sure to also read their article in Nirse Educator: "Benefits of an online interactive educational program over traditional textbooks." The article is open access so you can read it for free.
9/20/202314 minutes, 36 seconds
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Communication Role Play: Take Two!

Effective communication is essential to foster relationship-centered nursing care. Students should learn to adapt communication techniques within context and address sensitive topics. This includes competency with therapeutic communication techniques such as empathy, paraphrasing, and asking clarifying questions. This podcast with Dr. Seibert, Ms. Davis, and Dr. Carter presents a teaching strategy that actively engages students in a role-play scenario to promote effective communication in a foundation nursing course.
9/6/202317 minutes, 33 seconds
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Three Strategies to Combat Free-Riding in Group Work

Free riding, characterized by a lack of equal contributions to a group assignment, poses a significant challenge to the equitable distribution of credit and recognition in assigning a grade for a group project.  Such behavior may generate frustration and resentment among diligent students. This podcast with Dr. Margaret Jeanne Calcote and Dr. Candon Garbo presents 3 teaching tips to prevent free-riding when students are engaging in group work.
9/6/202329 minutes, 46 seconds
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Using the Wellness Wheel with Prelicensure and Graduate Nursing Students

The “Wellness Wheel” recognizes the multifaceted approach that is an effective way to work toward mental well-being. It is a visual tool that helps understand the factors (emotional, intellectual, physical, social, environmental, financial, and spiritual) that affect mental health. The Wellness Wheel prompts introspection, self-reflection, and should lead to goal setting. This podcast with Dr. Catherine Stubin discusses how the “Wellness Wheel” strategy helps prepare students for nursing practice
9/6/202315 minutes, 57 seconds
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Setting Observers Up for Success in Simulation

Over the last 5 years, evidence about the common practice of assigning learners to the observer role in simulation has proliferated. The majority of evidence supports that there is no significant difference in cognitive knowledge outcomes between participant and observer roles in simulation when observers have direction and clear objectives. This podcast with Dr. Brandon Kyle Johnson and Dr. Mary Fey presents a strategy in which observers take active and engaging roles in simulation. The podcast focuses on a “Fiction Contract” to prepare students for a real-life simulation scenario. Learn more by reading their article.
8/23/202336 minutes, 34 seconds
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Faculty Practice as an Educational Strategy: Student, Faculty, and Administrator Perspectives

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) released a faculty practice tool kit drawing on recommendations from the National Academy of Medicine's The Future of Nursing 2020-2030 report, new AACN Essentials, and AACN Advancing Healthcare Transformation report, reaffirming their support that nurse educators engage in all forms of practice. This podcast with Dr. Kelly Gonzales presents the results of a study about the need to incorporate faculty practice experiences within an academic setting for nursing practitioner faculty. Concepts from the results of the study can be applied to other nursing faculty.
8/23/202316 minutes, 35 seconds
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Simulation on Fragile Skin Care

Dr. Colleen Moss created a simulation to prepare neonatal nurse practitioner students to care for infants with fragile skin. The simulation is low tech and can be adapted for other skills. Learn more about this creative simulation.
8/23/202313 minutes, 22 seconds
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Chat GPT and AI: Challenges and Uses in Nursing Education

If you want to know more about ChatGPT and artificial intelligence, don't miss this podcast with Candise Branum (Foley Library) and Martin Schiavenato (School of Nursing), Gonzaga University. They used ChatGPT to answer a PICO question, and they share their results. They also discuss students' use of AI to generate essays, issues related to AI use in nursing education, and some solutions.
8/20/202325 minutes, 19 seconds
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Generative AI: Use in Nursing Education

Dr. Janet Reed explains how she uses generative artificial intelligence (AI) in her courses, the challenges she has experienced with AI, and future uses of generative AI in nursing education.
8/20/202315 minutes, 53 seconds
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Strategies to Increase NCLEX Pass Rates from 68% to 92% in One Year

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing published the 2021 NCLEX statistics noting a significant downward trend in the first-time pass rates for associate degree in nursing programs over the last 2 years. One program's 2020-2021 NCLEX-RN results for first-time testers fell below the state-required 80% at 68.09% (32 out of 47 students). In this podcast Dr. Kaitlin Cobourne presents curriculum strategies that resulted in dramatic improvement in first-time NCLEX pass rates in their ADN program.
8/9/202322 minutes, 29 seconds
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Population Health: A New Essential in Nursing

Population health has been revived in this venue of health care involvement in the community and social determinants of health. Dr. Susan Harrington presents the findings of her study to define population health and identify topics to include in the undergraduate curriculum. She also shares teaching strategies and skills and competencies needed by new nurses for implementation of population health to improve health outcomes.
8/9/202320 minutes, 18 seconds
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Clinical Judgment Development in Clinical Nursing Education

If you are looking for strategies for teaching clinical judgment, listen to this podcast with Dr. Laura Calcagni. She discusses an active learning strategy she developed for clinical teaching and shares the research findings on its outcomes. This strategy works.
8/9/202312 minutes, 47 seconds
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Textbook Replacement: Online and Interactive

In this podcast Dr. Beth Phillips, Nikita Khalid, and Nicole Zapparrata describe ATI's Engage Fundamentals. This is an online interactive educational program that can be used in place of textbooks for nursing students. Be sure to also read their article in Nirse Educator: "Benefits of an online interactive educational program over traditional textbooks." The article is open access so you can read it for free.  
8/6/202314 minutes, 36 seconds
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Simulations for Care Provisions for Indigenous Peoples

Benefits of delivering simulation and the processes that developers undertook to create simulations on diverse topics have been extensively published. What has not been largely examined is how to develop simulations regarding care provisions to Indigenous peoples, to teach students about care delivery with consideration of cultural practices of diverse groups that have and continue to experience inequities within the Canadian health care system. In this podcast. Dr. Kateryna Metersky presents a simulation strategy to help students embrace cultural humility. Embracing cultural humility helps the nurse and patient to have a collaborative relationship based on mutual respect.
7/26/202327 minutes, 57 seconds
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Use of Mobile Mental Health Apps in an Undergraduate Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Course

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increase in mental health disorders and the need for more accessible mental health services. The use of mobile mental health apps has potential to help support a growing population in need of mental health services. In this podcast, Jasmine Bratton-Robinson presents a teaching strategy using mobile apps to help students understand and apply mental health concepts to the practice setting. This learning experience promotes reflection and critical thinking about the mental health issues patients and the community experience.
7/26/202321 minutes, 49 seconds
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Increasing Student Confidence Prior to an Obstetric Clinical Practicum

Nursing students need preparation to care for families in the obstetric clinical setting where sensitive topics and experiences are routine. Concerns frequently cited by students include providing care during labor and birth, lack of confidence with newborn care, and feeling generally unprepared for the clinical experience. This podcast with Amy White and Lara Rivera presents a teaching strategy aimed at reducing student anxiety and enhancing their self-confidence prior to an obstetrics clinical rotation. 
7/26/202314 minutes, 31 seconds
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Using ChatGPT to Develop Case Studies

Lena Brokob explains how she uses ChatGPT to develop case studies for teaching clinical judgment and preparing students for NCLEX. She also describes using ChatGPT for developing PPT and other teaching materials. Learn about benefits of AI for teaching in nursing and challenges in its use. 
7/24/202315 minutes, 29 seconds
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Rediscovering Nightingale’s Notes on Nursing

Nursing would not be nursing without the work and vision of Florence Nightingale. Unfortunately, with an increasingly crowded curriculum, most nursing students are only exposed to the work of Nightingale peripherally and not given the impetus or opportunity to read her seminal work in depth. Dr. Monika Schuler discusses how Nightingale’s foundational work using the evidence promotes safe patient care and can be applied to any context, including creating a trusting educational environment for students.
7/12/202316 minutes, 57 seconds
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Interactive Strategy to Teach Vital Signs

Do you teach beginning students? Need a creative teaching strategy to actively engage students? Listen to this podcast with Dr. Lisa Shustack. She has developed an innovative strategy to teach vital signs and critical thinking in a flipped classroom. This strategy can be adapted to other content areas and skills, and can be used with other levels of students.
7/12/202311 minutes, 58 seconds
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Active Learning Strategy to Prepare Students for Matrix Items on Next Gen NCLEX

Dr. John Taylor describes a strategy he developed to prepare students for answering matrix items on the Next Generation NCLEX.
7/12/202310 minutes, 51 seconds
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Teaching Population Health through a Tour of the Holocaust Memorial

Dr. Adelita Cantu describes a teaching strategy she developed for beginning nursing students to learn about population health. The strategy involves a tour of the Holocaust Memorial and reflective writing assignment. Learn more about this strategy and how you can use it in your own courses.
7/6/202314 minutes, 37 seconds
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Impressions of the Nursing Profession among Nursing Students and New Graduates during the first wave of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a defining event for the next generation of the nursing workforce. Complex pandemic practice environments have raised concerns for the preparation and support of novice nurses, even as a multitude of nurses leave the profession. This podcast with Dr. Normadeane Armstrong presents the results of a qualitative study focusing on students and new graduates’ experiences of the impact of the pandemic in their perception of nursing as a profession. The podcast also presents implications for future research and the need for students to learn coping and self-efficacy skills in nursing practice. The podcast emphasizes the need for student and nurses in practice to have a tool kit to help them cope with moral distress.
6/28/202318 minutes, 39 seconds
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Let's Meet About That!: Training Nurse Educator Students How to Conduct a Faculty Meeting.

Navigating a faculty meeting can be challenging for new nurse educators. A faculty meeting typically includes words, phrases, and rules that are unfamiliar. This podcast with Dr. Will Brewer presents the detaildand outcomes of a simulated faculty meeting that was established to help train and build confidence in students enrolled in a master of science in nursing education program. 
6/28/202326 minutes, 19 seconds
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Distance-based Mentorship Program for NP Student-Alumni Pairs

Little research exists on mentoring programs for nurse practitioner (NP) students. This podcast with Dr. Covelli presents the results of a pilot project aimed to develop, implement, and evaluate a distance program with NP alumni mentoring students across the United States. Most mentees wanted more job-hunting and resume-writing tips; mentors were interested in receiving strategies for mentoring and calendar reminders of important school events. Alumni were interested in helping prepare future NPs by serving as mentors but needed training.
6/28/202311 minutes, 52 seconds
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ELNEC Graduate Curriculum for Teaching Primary Palliative Care to NP Students

Drs. Lindsay Iverson and Theresa Jizba describe their use of the ELNEC Graduate Curriculum to teach NP students about primary palliative care. Students gained important knowledge about palliative care and importantly developed essential competencies for patient care. 
6/15/202310 minutes, 45 seconds
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Quality Feedback: Using Animation to Improve Evaluations

Nursing programs regularly conduct assessments to gather input from faculty, students, and staff about the effectiveness of the curriculum and the quality of education and academic climate. Process improvements based on these data are made. In the podcast Dr. Danette Cruthirds, Godsgrace Tettyefio, and Dr. Dina Kurzweil describe the creation of an animation to help students appreciate the importance of their feedback in the evaluation process.
6/14/202326 minutes, 32 seconds
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Play-Posit for Formative Evaluation

In this podcast Dr. Myriam Jean Cadet presents a creative teaching strategy to promote student learning. PlayPosit is an interactive video tool that can be used for formative evaluation to guide the teaching process and support students' achievement of the course learning outcomes. Formative evaluation aids faculty in assessing students' learning, providing constructive feedback to students, and improving own teaching techniques. Faculty can adjust their instructional strategies to help students achieve the course learning outcomes.
6/14/202321 minutes, 26 seconds
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Impact of a Primary Care Undergraduate Nursing Fellowship

Low numbers of new graduate nurses entering careers in primary care are insufficient to meet the demand of the current nursing shortage. Drs. Dolansky and Mitchell describe the Enhancing Nurse Roles in Community Health Fellowship. This Fellowship focuses on increasing undergraduate students' exposure to population health concepts by providing opportunities to practice in primary care settings.    
6/14/202330 minutes, 33 seconds
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Sleep Quality and Remote Learning during the Pandemic

In this podcast Thye Peng Ngo and J'Andra Antisdel report on their study with nearly 1,000 prelicensure nursing students about the students' sleep quality during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students who had hybrid courses (remote combined with  in person) had the worst sleep quality. Learn about strategies we can use as faculty to improve students' sleep quality.
5/31/202312 minutes, 7 seconds
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Demographic Differences in Satisfaction and Work-Life Balance among Nursing Faculty

Are you satisfied with your faculty role? What about your work-life balance? Learn about an important study by Dr. Ryan Crawford that examined demographic differences in satisfaction and work-life balance of prelicensure nursing faculty.
5/31/202314 minutes, 35 seconds
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Comprehensive Onboarding and Orientation to Support Newly Hired Nursing Faculty

Nursing programs are challenged with retaining nurse faculty due to many complex factors, one being the problem of suboptimal transition to the role. This podcast with Dr. Amber Brice Young discusses the results of a study about an innovative strategy to assess the impact of an onboarding and orientation program, the Teaching Excellence Program (TEP), on the transition of newly hired nurse faculty. TEP focuses on the Scholarship of Teaching to slowly orient and mentor newly hired faculty to the multiple roles they have in an academic setting.
5/31/202330 minutes, 56 seconds
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Building a Collaborative Online Learning Environment

If you are teaching online, don't miss this podcast with Dr. Beth Marquez. She describes their Let's Check in for Success strategy and its key initiatives for developing a collaborative learning environment for students and faculty.
5/17/202318 minutes, 33 seconds
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A Culture Shift: Case Studies of Social Mission in Nursing Education

Nursing schools need to provide students with the appropriate tools to develop competencies and resources to actualize moral courage to advance health equity and social mission. This podcast with Dr. Asefeh Faraz Covelli describes themes from a study involving 6 nursing programs that exemplify a variety of ways that social mission goals are pursued in different contexts. While each school approaches social mission differently, there are commonalities across cases including a number of necessary factors for schools to advance their social mission goals. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and social determinants of health were integral to the study.
5/17/202315 minutes, 8 seconds
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Using Classroom Response Systems to Create Clinical Judgment Scenarios

To prepare students for Next-Generation NCLEX (NGN), you can effectively bring clinical practice to the classroom by using group and individual activities and classroom response systems (CRSs) such as Pear Deck, Kahoot, or Classtime. This podcast describes how these interactive and engaging technologies promote knowledge, application, and analysis of patient-centered scenarios in didactic settings. The scenarios and technologies help students to critically thinking using a Clinical Judgment Model.
5/17/202331 minutes, 46 seconds
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What Would You Do? Engaging Remote Learners Through Stop-Action Videos

Students in virtual classes need learning experiences that support critical thinking and involve appropriate case studies for knowledge application. Engaging remote learners can be challenging for nurse educators. With an increase in virtual learning, nurse educators are seeking activities that support engagement and improve critical thinking. This podcast with Caroline Littleton presents an active and engaging learning experience to promote critical thinking and clinical reasoning using Stop Action Videos in a virtual learning environment.
5/3/202311 minutes, 23 seconds
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TouchPoint: An Innovative Clinical Teaching Strategy

Drs. DiClemente and Ursuy describe an innovative and much needed clinical teaching strategy they developed for prelicensure students. They explain the impetus for developing the strategy and describe the strategy, how they integrated it within courses, and how they prepared clinical educators for using it.
5/3/202316 minutes, 32 seconds
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Interacting with Pediatric Patients: Learning Activity for NP Students

Drs. Amalia Gedney-Lose and Dan Crawford describe an innovative learning activity they developed for FNP students. In this activity, students interact with children in a simulated environment. Learn about the benefits for students and key takeaways.
5/3/202312 minutes
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Use of Nursing Concepts in Program and Course Descriptions in Prelicensure Programs

This podcast with Dr. Jane Dickinson presents the results of a study to determine whether 4 concepts representing the focus of the discipline—context, holism, health, and caring—were present in program and course descriptions in 300 four-year BSN programs in the US. Preliminary results indicated that discipline-specific concepts are missing from many programs. The study serves as a model for nursing programs to identify concepts to be included in course descriptions. Learn more about this study in a video at the Nurse Educator website and article.
4/19/202325 minutes, 24 seconds
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Teaching Nurse Practitioner Students about Policy Through a Novel Simulation

Polypharmacy is frequently associated with geriatric patients who are at a higher risk of medication nonadherence and adverse drug events. Medication nonadherence is a common problem for clinicians who provide care for older adult patients. This podcast with Dr. Jennifer Kim discusses the structure of a high impact simulation experience for nurse practitioner students with a geriatric focus.
4/19/202315 minutes, 7 seconds
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Using Art in NP Courses

Dr. Lisa Diamond uses art as a teaching strategy in her NP courses. Learn more about this strategy in this podcast.
4/19/202313 minutes, 15 seconds
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Muddiest Point Assessment

Whether you are teaching a large or small class, in person or online, don't miss this podcast with Dr. Amy Mackos. She explains how she used the muddiest points strategy in her online pathophysiology course. 
4/5/202316 minutes, 53 seconds
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Patient Experience Course: Developing Students' Caring Behaviors

Drs. Stacy Huber and Tina Antill Keener describe their course on developing nursing students' caring behaviors and compassion. The Nurses' Role in the Patient Experience course includes innovative learning activities and assignments. As one of the assignments, students read excerpts from 2 books, and the book authors share their experiences as patients in an online discussion.
4/5/202317 minutes, 56 seconds
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Framework for Integrating Technology in Nursing Education

Dr. Michele Roberts describes the SAMR model and explains why it is a good framework for integrating technology in nursing education.
4/5/202317 minutes, 54 seconds
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Inclusion of Disability Content in Nursing Simulation

Despite recommendations to include disability content in nursing education, nursing students have little exposure to disability education. The authors developed a tabletop simulation for teaching disabilities to nursing students. A community advisory group was created to advise the development of this project and included individuals with disabilities, their family members, and people who work with individuals with disabilities in community settings. The authors also share strategies for integrating disability content into a nursing curricuum.   
3/22/202320 minutes, 18 seconds
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Measuring Quality of Care Delivered in Simulation: A Benchmark Study

Dr. Mary Beth Maguire describes a benchmark study to measure the quality of care students deliver in simulation. The purpose was to compare national Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data with data received from standardized patients (SPs). Findings suggest HCAHPS data can be used to model correlates of the quality of care SPs receive from students during simulation events.
3/22/202313 minutes, 32 seconds
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Impact of a Virtual Patient Simulation on Nursing Students’ Attitudes of Transgender Care

Studies demonstrate considerable prejudice toward transgender individuals, creating barriers to health care. This podcast with Dr. Gerry Altmiller presents the results of a study aimed at helping students to identify their biases in a simulation experience to enhance the care of people who represent the transgender community.
3/22/202320 minutes, 19 seconds
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ChatGPT and Nursing Education

ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence-driven, pretrained, deep learning language model, can generate natural language text in response to a given query. Its rapid growth has led to concerns about ethical use in academia. This podcast with Drs Sun and Hoelscher presents the benefits and limitations of using ChatGPT in academia and the clinical practice setting from a legal and ethical perspective. The authors emphasize the need for policies and procedures to guide faculty and nurses in  clinical practice setting about the proper and efficient use of these technologies
3/17/202333 minutes, 50 seconds
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DNP Project Statistical Methods Algorithm

The statistical methods portion of the DNP project can be challenging for students. A school of nursing, in collaboration with the University's Department of Research, created a statistical methods algorithm for students to use while developing their DNP project. Drs. Johnston, Astrella, and Grimm explain the algorithm and its use.
3/17/202315 minutes, 26 seconds
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Genomics Competency Course for Doctoral Students and Nurses

Dr. Rebecca Kronk describes their online genomics competency course developed for doctoral students and nurses. Course development was funded by NIH with the aim to prepare nurses with genomics knowledge and competencies. The course is online and asynchronous - and FREE. You  will receive CE hours for completing the course. Learn more in this podcast!
3/15/202320 minutes, 2 seconds
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PICO Pal for Teaching Evidence based Practice

An innovative remote learning intervention, PICO Pal, was developed to promote students' interactive learning, collaboration, and information literacy. PICO Pal used Apple Numbers to facilitate remote group work on a PICOT poster.
3/8/202315 minutes, 10 seconds
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Faculty Practice Mentoring Program

There is a growing interest in faculty practice. Dr. Kelly Gonzales describes the Faculty Practice Mentoring Program, its components, and outcomes.
3/8/202312 minutes, 3 seconds
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Cultural Considerations in Palliative and End of Life Care

Communication and trust-building are important in caring for patients who experience the multiple dimensions of suffering at the end of life. Communication, collaboration, and trust building in end-of-life care are facilitated when nurse educators expose their students to culturally sensitive scenarios in simulation and face-to-face interactions with patients and families. This podcast with Dr. Zainab Osakwe provides listeners with strategies to thread cultural education and sensitivity in the curriculum. Case studies are effective learning activities for students. An emphasis is placed on developing partnerships with community agencies to help students learn about culturally sensitive and equitable care. The concepts covered in this podcast focus on palliative care at the end of life for diverse patient populations, but can be generalized to all patients across the lifespan.
3/8/202325 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Power of Words: Inclusive Language Tip of the Day

Many nurse educators find it challenging to incorporate inclusivity into the classroom in an effort to translate it to nursing practice. Rachael Salguero and Julika Wocial share an innovative strategy in this podcast. They add an inclusive language tip of the day at the start of every class to bring attention to this terminology.
3/6/202329 minutes, 30 seconds
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Breakroom Baskets for Nurses

Partnerships between health care systems and schools of nursing are being encouraged on multiple fronts. One creative and easy way to support nurses and build relationships between the school and health care facilities is to provide breakroom baskets. These baskets include small items to help nurses during their long shifts at the hospital. This podcast with Drs. Terri Clark and Jenny Pappas discusses the implementation of breakroom baskets to celebrate the nursing profession and market nursing as a chosen profession. This is a good way to say thank you to nurses for supporting students in the clinical setting.
2/24/202316 minutes, 54 seconds
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CLLEAR Framework for Student Learning

Dr. Kateryna Metersky developed the CLLEAR framework to give structure to her online nursing classes. The framework, based on best practices in nursing education, stands for Connect, Look Back, Learn, Empower, Apply, and Reconnect. She describes each component of the framework and its use for teaching in nursing.
2/22/202319 minutes, 24 seconds
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Using Design Thinking to Thread the Social Determinants of Health in a Prelicensure Curriculum

The Future of Nursing Report 2020-2030 calls for nursing education to integrate the social determinants of health in the curriculum to prepare future nurses to take an active role in identifying and addressing health inequities. This podcast with Dr. Emerson Ea presents ways that deep thinking helps students to plan care for patients from various populations.
2/22/202330 minutes, 24 seconds
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Nurse Educators’ Perceptions and Self-efficacy in Response to COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, nurse educators had to adapt quickly to required changes in nursing education following isolation mandates. Educators worked diligently to provide a quality remote/online educational experience with limited resources. This podcast with Drs. Amy Mersiovsky and Dawn Reiss presents themes identified in a scoping review including teaching pedagogy, technology challenges, online teaching role, learning environment, leadership, clinical education, and well-being.
2/22/202314 minutes, 38 seconds
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Longitudinal Simulation Scenarios for NP Students

In this podcast, Dr. Ruth Woroch describes an innovative teaching strategy for nurse practitioner (NP) students. Students participate in longitudinal scenarios over multiple semesters where the patient (a standardized patient) is seen multiple times by the students. The scenarios are complex, and patients have multiple co-morbidities. Dr. Woroch explains why the faculty developed these scenarios and their implementation in the curriculum.
2/8/202312 minutes, 14 seconds
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Aligning Nursing Ethics With Critical and Open Pedagogy in Nursing Education

Kristin Petrovic explains the integration of nursing ethics with critical and open pedagogy in nursing education. She also shares key teaching strategies that faculty can adopt for their classrooms. Learn more about this new framework in the podcast.
2/8/202316 minutes, 40 seconds
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Certifying Prelicensure Students in Vision and Hearing Screeings

Dr. Rebecca Fenton, in her pediatric course, prepares nursing students to do vision and hearing screenings for school-aged children. She follows the Texas screening guidelines, and manual. Following this training, students are able to get their certifications in visual and hearing screening. Learn more about this in the podcast.
2/5/202312 minutes, 42 seconds
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Application of Ethics: Discussion Prompts

Finding strategies to engage students in the application of nursing ethics is challenging. To provide a safe venue for students to wrestle with ethically wrought patient scenarios, faculty created vignettes based on personal clinical experiences that present numerous ethical dilemmas. These vignettes help students to use critical thinking and communication skills and to develop self-awareness of personal bias. Susan Siebert and Ashley Carter explain their teaching strategy in this podcast.
1/25/202324 minutes, 23 seconds
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Primary Care Nursing for Prelicensure Students: Nursing Minor and Curriculum Revision

Julie Blazek and Dr. Toni Morris discuss the benefits of exposing prelicensure students to primary care nursing. They describe their academic minor in primary care, curriculum revision to include experiences in primary care, and collaboration with clinical partners.
1/25/202313 minutes, 31 seconds
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Correct Name Pronunciation: Supporting an Inclusive Environment

Rana Najjar, Joanne Noone, and Karen Reifenstein discuss supporting an inclusive environment through correct name pronunciation. They share key times and strategies to pronounce names correctly.
1/25/202313 minutes, 50 seconds
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Outcomes of an Innovative Best Practice Clinical Immersion Framework

Academic nursing has a long history of partnering with practice-based settings to provide clinical learning experiences for nursing students; however, these placements are not easily obtained, especially in pediatrics. The COVID-19 pandemic required a pediatric hospital and 3 academic nursing programs to rethink clinical instruction through an academic-practice partnership. This podcast with Drs. Simmy King, Bethany Cieslowski, Denise Pope, and Devora Winkfield presents the structure and outcomes of the partnership to help promote student learning in a BSN program.
1/11/202320 minutes, 22 seconds
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Transitioning a Graduate Nursing Physical Examination Skills Course to Online Learning Modality

Continued restrictions imposed on face-to-face learning related to the pandemic resulted in a decision to permanently transition a graduate nursing education advanced assessment course from a hybrid to an online learning modality. This podcast with Drs. Barnes and Vance presents the process of transitioning from a hybrid format to a totally online format in a physical assessment course for advanced practice nursing students. Student-centered learning, faculty presence, student and faculty engagement, student-to-student engagement, and critical thinking are emphasized.
1/11/202320 minutes, 26 seconds
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Using Poetry in Nursing Courses

Graduate students in Dr. Lisa Diamond's courses write poems to promote their learning about course content. In this podcast she discusses using poetry in nursing courses and the importance of arts and humanities in nursing education.
1/11/20237 minutes, 54 seconds
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Popcorn, Peanuts, and Next-Generation NCLEX: Having Fun with Faculty Development

In 2023, the NCSBN will launch the updated licensure examination, Next-Generation (NGN) NCLEX, which will use new test item formats to evaluate new graduate nurses' clinical decision-making processes at a more advanced level. In this podcast Dr. Wands presents a gaming strategy to help faculty embrace and develop confidence writing NGN test items at a high cognitive level to promote critical thinking and clinical reasoning using the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Detailed Test Plan and nursing process as frameworks.
12/28/202223 minutes, 10 seconds
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Teaching Clinical Judgment: Current Practices

Safe patient care is closely linked to clinical judgment. Concerns about inadequate practice readiness and the impending inclusion of clinical judgment items on the NextGen NCLEX have resulted in increasing interest in and publications about teaching clinical judgment. However, little is known about actual current practices for teaching this skill. This podcast with Drs. Ann Nielson, Kathie Lasater, Lisa Gonzalez, and Janet Monagle presents a discussion on the need for programs to have a clinical judgment model as a curricular framework and selected teaching strategies to promote critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and clinical judgment. They share results from their national survey.
12/28/202241 minutes, 46 seconds
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Medication Reconciliation: Translating Didactic to Clinical

Medication reconciliation is a formal process of creating a complete and accurate listing of a patient’s prescription and non-prescription medications. Drs. Stansell, Paris, and Clark discuss the use of simulation in the medication reconciliation process in novice nursing students. Critical thinking, communication, safety, and interprofessional collaboration are frameworks for this high impact and engaging learning experience.
12/14/202218 minutes, 5 seconds
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Promoting Health and Active Learning with Social Media

An understanding of health promotion in nursing programs is often evaluated through formative assessments such as quizzes and examinations. There is a need for more contemporary methods of teaching and active learning. This podcast with Dr. Crystal Walker presents a teaching tip using social media platforms to help students achieve the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to promote healthy behaviors in patients.
12/14/202219 minutes, 58 seconds
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Call Light Challenge: Innovative Clinical Teaching Strategy

Dr. Amy Manderscheid describes her innovative Call Light Challenge teaching strategy to engage beginning students in clinical practice. She explains how students accrue points, how the point system is designed, outcomes  of this strategy, and adapting it for your own courses. 
12/14/202213 minutes
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Systematic Process to Align Course, Curriculum, and Programs to Essentials

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing adopted the new Essentials and competency-based education (CBE) to ensure that nursing programs are addressing domains, competencies, and sub-competencies and have clearly defined CBE learning statements and assessment tools. This podcast with Mary Stachowiak, DNP, RN, CNL, presents a framework and tools that nursing programs can use as they engage in curriculum assessment and evaluation.
12/14/202213 minutes, 20 seconds
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Inclusion of Disability Content in Nursing Simulation

Drs. Eda Ozkara San, Gina Robertiello, Jennifer Nahum, and Beth Latimer discuss their integration of disability content in nursing simulation. They developed an innovative tabletop simulation as part of their pediatric nursing course. They also share strategies for integrating disability content throughout the curriculum with a focus on outcomes and competencies.
12/9/202220 minutes, 18 seconds
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PICO Pal for Teaching Evidence based Practice

An innovative remote learning intervention, PICO Pal, was developed for prelicensure nursing students to promote interactive learning, collaboration, and information literacy. PICO Pal used Apple Numbers to facilitate remote group work on a PICOT poster. Daria Waszak, Kady Martini, and Missi Stec describe PICO Pal.
12/9/202215 minutes, 10 seconds
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Relaxation Room for Students

Prelicensure nursing students experience a great deal of stress and anxiety while in school. in this podcast, Drs. Bussard and Mohoney present the value of a relaxation room to help students with their anxiety and promote success in their studies.
11/30/202224 minutes, 55 seconds
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Using Podcasting as a Teaching Strategy in Nursing

Dr. Sandra Davis discusses how she creates podcasts to help her students understand difficult or challenging concepts in an easier to understand manner. The podcast discusses the value of giving content and concepts to students in a conversational manner.  The conversational approach is a form of Socratic learning, which is a high impact teaching strategy.
11/30/202219 minutes, 23 seconds
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Using Tik Tok as an Active Learning Strategy

Tik Tok is a social media platform for sharing short videos. This podcast with Dr. Gapp explains how TiK Tok was used with novice nursing students to engage them in learning. The podcast presents selected short vignettes that faculty can use when using Tik Tok technology.
11/30/202223 minutes, 44 seconds
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Equitable Academic Policies

Dr. Angela MacDonald explains why we need effective and equitable academic policies in schools of nursing. She discusses the need for data to inform policies (and provides an example) and identifies types of data faculty might use when making decisions about academic policies.
11/30/20229 minutes, 29 seconds
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Videos with Embedded Safety Errors for Teaching in Nursing

Dr. Kristi Miller describes a video she developed with embedded medication and other errors for teaching nursing students about patient safety. She discusses how she uses this video in her course.
11/16/202211 minutes, 15 seconds
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Developing Evolving Case Studies

Dr. Melissa Harlan and Dr. Susan Miller describe their innovative evolving case studies. With these case studies, students progress through six phases, which simulate a clinical practice day. They used Excel to build the EMR for the case. There are multiple ways faculty can use these evolving case studies in their courses.
11/16/202218 minutes, 2 seconds
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Clinical Experiences with Immigrant Groups

At Villanova University, Dr. Ruth McDermott-Levy has developed learning opportunties for nursing students with immigrant groups. In this podcast you will learn about the outcomes students achieve from these experiences and benefits for immigrants and the community. Dr. McDermott-Levy and her team studied nursing students' self-efficacy in working with immigrant clients - be sure to read the article in the July-August issue of Nurse Educator (pp. 225-229).
11/2/202211 minutes, 40 seconds
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Teaching Clinical Judgment through Simulation

Prelicensure students struggle with developing clinical judgment skills. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) Clinical Judgment Model can be used in a simulation to promote critical thinking, clinical judgment, and decision making. This podcast with Dr. David Want presents a clinical scenario using the Model, focusing on the debriefing that has the most learning impact. A secondary focus of this podcast is enhancing facilitator and faculty education about the use of the Model to promote interrater reliability in the teaching and learning experience.
11/2/202213 minutes, 37 seconds
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Nursing Handoff Education Using Experiential and Virtual Innovations

This podcast with Dr. Katie Vanderzwan discusses 2 innovative curricular approaches implemented on the basis of Bloom's taxonomy to teach handoff education: experiential and virtual. The outcomes of the 2 curricular innovations were evaluated for handoff completion, accuracy, and quality, based on context. Communication, interprofessional collaboration, and critical thinking are integral to the learning experiences.
11/2/202211 minutes, 37 seconds
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Online Peer Review by Students: Feedback to Peers on Writing

It is time consuming for nurse educators to provide feedback to students on drafts of their papers especially with large classes. Learn about a peer review activity in which students provide asynchronous online feedback to a peer on a written assignment. This strategy was developed and evaluated by Drs. Lynn Brown and Amy Cicchino, who share their technique and benefits for students in this podcast.
10/19/202214 minutes, 51 seconds
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Virtual Post-exam Review

If you are not doing virtual post-exam reviews, you will after this podcast with Kaitlin Cobourne. You will learn about the process to use, considerations, how to prepare for a virtual post-exam review, amd strategies (e.g., student self reflection and exam wrappers).
10/19/202213 minutes, 28 seconds
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Next Gen NCLEX Learning Activity

Dr. Mindy Tait has developed a series of learning activities for her pharmacology course that prepare students for the Next Gen NCLEX. In this podcast she explains how she integrated highlighting tables into her pharmacology course.
10/5/202214 minutes, 52 seconds
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Item Analysis and Next Generation NCLEX

Test item construction and analysis are always challenging for nursing faculty. Next generation NCLEX (NGN) requires graduates to think critically and use clinical judgment to identify safe, quality care. This podcast with Dr. Desiree Hensel presents strategies that nurse educators can use to create test items that prepare students for NGN.
10/5/202216 minutes, 47 seconds
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National HIV Curriculum for NPs

In this podcast, Drs. Hays and Kruse describe how they integrated the standardized National HIV Curriculum (free for faculty and students) in their NP program. They also studied the effects of integrating the 6 core competencies from the HIV Curriculum on NP students' perceived knowledge about HIV care.
10/5/202220 minutes, 9 seconds
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Let’s Talk: An Active Learning Strategy to Teach Therapeutic Communication

The average student has an attention span of approximately 10 to 15 minutes, requiring teachers to use active and engaging strategies to help learners think critically. This podcast with Dr. Jake Bush presents concepts that are critical to engage students in active learning. An emphasis is placed on the importance of using a flipped classroom to promote student accountability in their own learning with the teacher as a guide. There is an emphasis of using fun and humor in the learning experience.
9/21/202226 minutes, 56 seconds
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Video Feedback for Written Assignments

Manisha Mittal, an instructional designer, explains how to use video feedback for written assignments. Video feedback is not only beneficial for students, it saves faculty time.
9/21/20229 minutes, 15 seconds
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Pediatric Clinical Sites used in BSN Nursing Programs

Clinical sites are increasingly difficult to secure due to shorter hospital stays, increased clinical site competition, and limited availability of practicum sites. Little is known about the use of schools for a pediatric clinical practicum. Using schools is thought to be a common practice, but findings of a national survey suggest otherwise. This podcast with Drs. Schultz and Krassa discusses school-based practicums that provide students with skills beyond acute care competencies.
9/21/202215 minutes, 30 seconds
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Linking Environmental Issues to Vulnerable Populations through Ecological Mapping

Learn some new teaching strategies to link environmental issues to vulnerable populations. Jordan Ferris and Dr. Heidi Johnston present a number of innovative teaching methods to help students make these important connections. One of the strategies they use is ecological mapping. Learn more about this strategy in the podcast.
9/7/202213 minutes, 12 seconds
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Mentoring and Support for Underrepresented Nursing Faculty: Research Review

Contemporary health care environments require a diverse nursing workforce. This podcast with Drs. Mokel and Ro presents the results of an integrative research review about underrepresented faculty in schools of nursing. They discuss the importance of effective communication, role modeling, intentional presence, and mentoring. Nursing programs need to have policies, procedures, and programs that promote diversity of and mentoring for nursing faculty.
9/7/202222 minutes, 42 seconds
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Online Mindfulness Program for Nursing Students

Nursing students often experience overwhelming stress and anxiety that stems from the rigor of their nursing program and work and personal responsibilities. This podcast with Dr. Hollis Franco presents strategies that reduce stress using mindfulness. Mindfulness is an intentional process of self-management and can be applied in any context. Mindfulness provides a holistic mechanism for nursing students to cope with stress and anxiety.
9/7/202218 minutes, 3 seconds
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Nursing Students' Near-Miss Medication Incidents

In this podcast with Dr. Michelle Freeman and Susan Dennison (University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada), you will learn about the school's medication incident reporting system. The authors explain why they focused on near misses, present the types and extent of near-miss medication errors made by students, and provide examples of these incidents. They also describe the learning outcomes for students as well as faculty.
8/24/202216 minutes, 50 seconds
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E-Champion Role to Support Rapid Technology Integration

If you need support for using technology in your courses, listen to this podcast with Katie Peterson and Kristina Fogelson. They pioneered a new role: E-Champion. E-Champions are unpaid student volunteers enrolled in the courses they support who (1) develop and share expertise of hardware and technology applications; (2) collaborate with faculty, students, and other E-Champions to provide technology support before, during, and after the class in the synchronous environment; and (3) provide feedback to optimize learning experiences for class participants. Learn about this new role to support faculty.
8/24/202214 minutes, 29 seconds
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Using Social Media in your Courses

In this podcast, Dr. Callie Tennyson explains microlearning and how she uses social media in her courses. She provides guidelines and recommendations for educators who want to use social media as a teaching tool. 
8/10/202215 minutes, 10 seconds
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Peer-assisted Learning for NP Students

Dr. Courtney Shihabuddin shares an innovative teaching strategy she developed using peer-assisted learing and near-peer learning with NP students. She also discusses the use of this strategy with other graduate nursing students.
8/10/202214 minutes, 52 seconds
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Building Nursing Students' Resiliency in Primary Care and Beyond

Dean Maria Shirey and Drs. Whitney Pollio and Lynn Nichols describe their primary care nursing course for prelicensure students and the strategies they integrated in the course to build students' resiliency skills. Their goal is to prepare a resilient primary care RN workforce. Learn how they integrated resiliency training in their curriculum, provided a resiliency coach for students, and developed active learning strategies including a board game to engage students in primary care scenarios.  
7/27/202214 minutes, 31 seconds
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Engaging Students through Class Discussion: “Two Truths and a Lie”

Nurse educators are called to engage students in learning activities in class, online, clinical, and simulation. This podcast with Dr. Kathleen Rhodes presents a high impact teaching strategy that requires students to use clinical reasoning and decision-making while correlating patient-centered data to verbalize a rationale why answers to a scenario are correct or incorrect. This learning experience also promotes the socialization of students as they learn.
7/27/202212 minutes, 24 seconds
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Telehealth in Nursing Education: Navigating the New Normal

Telehealth has moved to the global forefront as an effective solution to address health care needs during the pandemic and currently. This podcast with Ms. Nancy Ochs presents one school of nursing’s integration of a telehealth simulation with communication, critical thinking, clinical reasoning, interprofessional collaboration, and relationship-building to address the multiple dimensions of a patient’s problems.
7/13/202219 minutes, 37 seconds
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Learning to Give Difficult Feedback

Chelsea Lebo developed a simulation to prepare nursing education students to give difficult feedback. The simulation is valuable for faculty to gain experience and comfort in giving feedback to students. Learn more about this simulation in the podcast.
7/13/20229 minutes, 38 seconds
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Reflection in Simulation Debriefing

Amy Nagle presents a fascinating study she completed on student-centered reflection during simulation debriefing. She discusses the implications for facilitating debriefings to promote student reflection.
7/13/20228 minutes, 35 seconds
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Using a Team Charter

Michelle Cullen (Faculty of Nursing) and Patrick Kelly (instructional designer at the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning), University of Calgary, discuss using a team charter to promote students' development of leadership skills and team functioning. They describe how they incorporated a team charter into their course and the benefits for group projects.
6/29/202219 minutes, 38 seconds
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Intergenerational Service Learning Experience

Drs. Hilary Bowling and Lori Murray describe the intergenerational service-learning experience they developed for their beginning nursing students. The experience connects students with older adults in the community and is offered as a course.
6/29/202219 minutes, 41 seconds
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Academic-Clinical Partnerships in the Community

Intentionally crafting partnerships between the academic setting and the community health setting can result in high-quality patient care and improved outcomes. In this podcast, Dr. Zainab Osakwe discusses the benefits of an academic-clinical partnership with community health settings.
6/15/202229 minutes, 11 seconds
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Pediatric Clinical Virtual Learning through Academic Practice Partnership

Heather Walsh, from Children's National Hospital, describes their academic-practice partnerships that provide pediatric virtual learning opportunities for nursing students from affiliate schools. She also discusses how the hospital and hospital-based nurse educators bridge the transition to practice gap for new graduate nurses.
6/15/202218 minutes, 41 seconds
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Telehealth Education

Dr. Kelli Garber describes the current state of telehealth as a method of care delivery, why telehealth education is important, and strategies for integrating telehealth in APRN programs. She also presents the outcomes of her study on the impact of different types of telehealth education on provider experience and adoption. Don't miss this podcast!
6/1/202215 minutes, 31 seconds
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Peer Learning for Advanced Practice Nursing Students: Teach Us What You Know

Advanced practice nursing students need high-impact learning activities that promote critical thinking and clinical reasoning. “Teach the Teacher” is a strategy that engages students in active learning with a strong focus on peer feedback. Students build upon each other’s creative project to enhance critical thinking while providing peers with meaningful and constructive feedback. “Teach the Teacher” can be utilized in all levels of nursing education. Learn more about this teaching strategy from Dr. Curry Bordelon in this podcast.
6/1/202213 minutes, 30 seconds
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Professional Identity Formation in Nursing

Dr. Tullamora Landis discusses professional identity in nursing, their study in which they developed and tested a scale for measuring professional identity, and how nurse educators can use this scale.
5/18/202214 minutes, 56 seconds
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Some Practices of an Expert Nurse Educator

Dr. Judith Jarosinski shares the model she uses to guide her teaching practices and offers strategies for new educators to establish a research trajectory.
5/18/202224 minutes, 45 seconds
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Educational Activity for Interprofessional Practice

Dr. Erica Sciarra shares an educational activity she developed to foster interprofessional practice.
5/4/20229 minutes, 6 seconds
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Virtual Reality in the Classroom: Accelerating Learning

Faculty reversed the conventional virtual reality (VR) approach to orient students to a new simulation platform in the School of Nursing. The technique necessitated 2 instructors to don headsets and play the role of nurses while students directed care for patients and family members. In this podcast, Bethany Cieslowski, DNP, RN, discusses the outcomes of this VR teaching strategy to promote student engagement, critical thinking, and decision-making within a safe, trusting learning environment. :  
5/4/202213 minutes, 2 seconds
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Men in Nursing Academia: Recruitment and Retention

There is a shortage of males holding faculty positions in schools of nursing. Minimal research has been conducted to address this shortage. In this podcast, Dr. Mark Hand presents the results of a study that identified factors associated with the recruitment and retention of male faculty members into nursing academia. The study also identified factors that motivates men to consider nursing academic. The podcast provides strategies for nursing programs to implement to recruit more men into academia.
4/20/202214 minutes
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Using Telepresence to Enhance Learner Engagement

Distance and hybrid learning require innovative teaching methods to help educators deliver simulation-based learning strategies and promote students’ critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and decision-making. One strategy is telepresence. This strategy allows for physically present and telepresent participation and facilitates innovative delivery of simulations, overcoming barriers of distance, isolation, illness, and scheduling. Dr. David Want presents how one nursing program integrated telepresence in simulation to promote student learning.
4/20/202215 minutes, 45 seconds
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Incorporating Palliative Care in Nursing Education

An important role of the nurse is to implement high-quality palliative care through the life span and at the end of life. The AACN New Essentials require BSN programs to integrate teaching and learning experiences on palliative, supportive, and hospice care. In this podcast, Dr. Zainab Osakwe presents key points that BSN curricula should include to promote student learning to address the multiple dimensions of care at the end of life.
4/20/202225 minutes, 48 seconds
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Using a Documentary to Teach the Nursing Process

Faculty in the classroom and clinical setting need innovative pedagogies to help novice students learn the nursing process. This podcast with Dr. Deborah Byrne presents an innovative strategy using a television documentary to help students learn the steps of the nursing process, assessment of the patient, and application and analysis of patient-centered data in the scenario, and to communicate effectively and compassionately with the patient who suffers from obesity.
4/6/202213 minutes, 24 seconds
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Teaching Dosage Calculations

Phillip Nelan describes his dosage calculations teaching strategy and how he uses this in his pharmacology course. If your nursing students need help with calculating medication dosages, don't miss this podcast.
4/6/20226 minutes, 51 seconds
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Barriers and Facilitators to Success of Minority Students

Dr. Zainab Osakwe shares the results of a systematic review on barriers that minority nursing students face in their studies and facilitators to their success in a nursing program.
3/23/202217 minutes, 43 seconds
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Integrating Social Determinants of Health in the Curriculum

Dr. Bethany Robertson explains how faculty in her school of nursing systematically integrated social determinants of health in their prelicensure program. She discusses why this is important to do, successful approaches, and barriers to integration of these concepts in a nursing curriculum.
3/23/202213 minutes, 20 seconds
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Using Nearpod for Teaching Pathophysiology

Technology has changed the way effective teachers reach, inspire, engage, and motivate students. Nearpod technology is a way for nurse educators to connect their presentations to students’ mobile devices in a face-to-face or online classroom. Dr. Susan Kelly explains how she uses Nearpod in her pathophysiology nursing course to help students learn and prepare for quizzes, exams, standardized tests, and the NCLEX.
3/9/202218 minutes, 25 seconds
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Student-Generated Review Questions

Phillip Nelan has his nursing students develop test questions to prepare for upcoming tests in the course. Learn more about student-generated review questions, benefits, and using them in your courses.
3/9/20226 minutes, 47 seconds
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Trauma Informed Care: Guidelines for Teaching

Learn about trauma informed care from experts (Dr. Elizabeth Kuzma and Ms. Lindsay Cannon), why this content is important to include in a nursing curriculum, and how to teach this to students.
2/23/202213 minutes, 9 seconds
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Difficult Conversations with Students

Dr. Jessica Ochs explains how to engage in difficult conversations with nursing students. She explains reframing a difficult one-to-one conversation with a student and provides an example.
2/23/202214 minutes, 58 seconds
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Nursing Faculty Workload

Quantifying nursing faculty workload is essential to ensuring faculty satisfaction while balancing the fiscal aspects of a school of nursing. This podcast with Dr. Ludwig-Beymer presents a new nursing faculty workload model that resulted from the work of a task force  collaborating with the faculty organization and having strong administrative support.
2/9/202222 minutes, 43 seconds
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COVID-19 and Nursing Education: Reflecting a Year Later

The COVID-19 pandemic created an unprecedented time for nurse educators.  In this podcast Drs. Lewandowski and Prieta present strategies that their school implemented to rise to the challenges of the pandemic and strategies they have continued to use.
2/9/20229 minutes, 55 seconds
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Teaching Nursing Students about Safe Medication Administration

Embracing a culture of safety is critical in the practice setting. This podcast with Dr. Kristi Miller presents the results of a study that helps students embrace a culture of safety in the administration of medications. The results can be generalized to other nursing contexts to promote safety.
1/26/202214 minutes, 26 seconds
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Evaluating the Impact of a School of Nursing Civility Team

In this podcast, Dr. Bernard describes how his school of nursing initiated a civility team as a strategy to celebrate the achievements of faculty and prevent incivility. He explains why nursing programs should have civility policies. Learn how to start a civility team in your school.
1/26/202217 minutes, 33 seconds
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Nurse Navigation for Health Equity: Teaching Nursing Students about Social Determinants of Health

Nursing students need to learn how to evaluate social determinants of health in the community, particularly vulnerable populations. This podcast with Dr. Kim Daly, University of Victoria, British Columbia, presents strategies for teaching nursing students how to take an active role in addressing social determinants of health. Students learn the importance of the nurse navigator as a patient advocate to influence policy in the practice setting.  
1/12/202217 minutes, 7 seconds
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Examination Wrappers

Examination wrappers are student success tools that help students to study, test, remediate, think critically, and gain self-confidence in their learning. This podcast with Dr. Deana Furr presents one nursing program’s implementation and evaluation of examination wrappers to achieve student learning outcomes. An emphasis on helping students in metacognition is included.  
1/12/202218 minutes, 21 seconds
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Made for TV

Do you need an innovative teaching strategy for your course? This is it!  Dr. Brenna Morse shares Made for TV. Students are in the writers' room and develop a scene (related to their course content) for a medical drama on TV.
12/29/20216 minutes, 55 seconds
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Building Leadership Potential of Nursing Students

Nursing students need to learn the value of relationship-building to develop leadership skills to prepare them for the practice setting. This podcast with Dr. Marcia Cooke presents a teaching strategy that helps students to focus on  their strengths to address problems in the practice setting from a quality improvement perspective. Students learn that celebrating their unique talents helps them to embrace a spirit of collegiality with peers and staff.
12/29/202116 minutes, 28 seconds
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Crucial Conversations: Learning to Discuss Sensitive Topics

Faculty integrated instruction about sensitive topics into their communication lab. They engage students in role play, discussions, and creative activities to develop students' ability to have conversations about highly charged and sensitive topics. Dr. Pat Freed, Erica Frost, and Krista Simmons describe their Crucial Conversations lab.
12/15/202121 minutes, 31 seconds
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Clinical Competency Strategy to Prepare for Transition to Practice

Dr. Betsy Herron and Dr. Karen Weeks describe a strategy they developed, using simulation, to improve the clinical competencies of prelicensure students to prepare them for transition into practice. In this podcast you will learn about this innovation, how they developed it, lessons learned, and outcomes.
12/15/202114 minutes, 25 seconds
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Strategy for Providing 1:1 Feedback in Clinical Teaching

Dr. Raquel Alvarado describes her new clinical teaching strategy that provides one-to-one feedback to beginning nursing students. The strategy includes multiple components, creating a positive learning experience for students.
12/1/20218 minutes, 52 seconds
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Psychological Safety in Simulation

Psychological safety is important in simulation and other learning environments. Dr. Amy Daniels explains how nurse educators can create a safe learning environment for students and its relationship to the work-team learning model.
11/17/202110 minutes, 18 seconds
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Mask-Ed Simulation

If you are not familiar with Mask-Ed simulation, learn from our 3 experts: Drs. Crownover, Henrichs, and Oja. They describe this type of simulation and its essential elements, and share the outcomes of a qualitative study they did with nursing students.
11/17/202116 minutes, 13 seconds
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AACN Essentials and Competency-based Education

Dr. Gerry Altmiller reviews the new AACN Essentials and provides a process for adopting them (and competency-based education) in your school of nursing. At the Nurse Educator home page, you can read her articles that will help with implementing the new Essentials Domain 5 - Quality and Safety https://journals.lww.com/nurseeducatoronline/pages/default.aspx .
11/16/202116 minutes, 2 seconds
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AACN Essentials: Conversation with Jean Giddens

Dr. Jean Giddens discusses the new AACN Essentials, competencies, sub-competencies, and concepts that are intertwined with competency based education (CBE). She also presents strategies that faculty can use to perform a curriculum assessment to ensure integration of the new Essentials and CBE in their programs.
11/16/202119 minutes, 36 seconds
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Active Strategies for your FNP Course

Dr. Amalia Gedney-Lose shares innovative active learning strategies she developed for students in her FNP course. Learn how you can use these activities in your own courses.
11/3/202112 minutes, 41 seconds