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Consider a career as a healthcare education simulator

Simulations give healthcare professionals and students the opportunity to practice complex skills in realistic settings. According to David Gaba, MD, director of the Center for Immersive and Simulation-Based Learning at Stanford...

The doorway assessment: Reducing anxiety and promoting critical thinking in nursing students

As a clinical instructor, I’m aware of my enormous responsibilities—to imbue nursing students with knowledge, teach them nursing skills, help them hone their critical thinking ability, and acculturate them to...

To Q or not to Q: Engaging students in quality and safety in nursing education

Every nursing student should strive to make a positive difference in health care. Through will, ideas, and execution, QStudent was created as a new component to the Quality and Safety...

Dedicated education units: An innovative model for clinical education

Clinical rotations are the mainstay of basic nursing programs. The traditional model calls for one clinical instructor to eight students. Although still used, this...

Flipping your classroom

As a teacher, do you ever feel as if your words sound like a string of jumbled trombone notes? Instead of doing all the...

Why long-term care is an excellent clinical learning environment

As a nursing professor who has worked in long-term care (LTC), I’ve found it to be a rich and valuable learning environment where students...

Distance education offers a wealth of formats and options

Distance education offers a wealth of formats and options An increasing number of students are choosing distance education, over traditional courses.

It’s all in the translation

Read about a valuable health-education resource for foreign-language patients.

High-fidelity patient simulations: A classroom learning tool

More nursing schools are using computerized manikins to help students gain skills and develop clinical judgment.

Smoothing the transition from bedside to classroom

A career as a nursing faculty member is an exciting option for clinical nurses eager to share their clinical experiences as they teach and...