The Importance of Empathy in Health Care: Part 1 of the Series From Nursing Student to Patient and Back Again

In this three-part Ask the Expert Series, we feature Bhavana Aitha, a senior nursing student at the University of Delaware who explores the reciprocal benefits of working as a simulated patient while helping her university use simulated patients. In this first part of the series, Bhavana talks about the importance of Empathy. Later she will dive into The Little Things

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So, What’s An Infographic? Can I Use One in My Teaching?

By: Amy Kline, MA, RN, CHSE, and Molly Kellgren, MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE So, what’s an Infographic? An infographic is a contemporary way of visually outlining information to convey a comprehensive message, using pictures with fewer words. In the last decade, the popularity of infographics has increased exponentially. Not only are infographics used to capture readers’ attention, they often make

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The History of the NLN and Experiential Learning Part 2: The 1960s to Present

By: M. Elaine Tagliareni, EdD, RN, CNE, FAAN The History of the NLN and Experiential Learning is a two-part series. Part 2 focuses on the 1960s to the present. At the turn of the 21st century, the NLN led the movement of simulation experiential learning as a vital component of nursing education. In 2003, the NLN conducted the landmark simulation

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The History of the NLN and Experiential Learning Part 1: 1893 to the 1960s

By: M. Elaine Tagliareni, EdD, RN, CNE, FAAN The History of the NLN and Experiential Learning is a two-part series. Part 1 focuses on 1893 to the 1960s. The National League for Nursing was formed in 1893 by courageous superintendents of US training schools at the Chicago World’s Fair; these creative and visionary pathfinders recognized the need to formalize the

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The Receiver of Feedback and Simulation Pedagogy

By: Sabrina Beroz As health care educators in academia, practice, and industry, we learn how to give feedback. Rarely do we learn about receiving feedback. This blog brings insight into feedback as discussed in Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen. According to the authors, receiving feedback can be

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What is the future for simulation and other technologies in nursing education: An NLNTEQ interview with Suzie Kardong-Edgren

This interview with Dr. Suzie Kardong-Edgren, professor and director of the RISE Center at the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Robert Morris University, Pennsylvania, discusses the history of research into the use of simulation in nursing education with a look to the future. Dr. Kardong-Edgren was one of the five researchers who published the NCSBN National Simulation Study

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Essential Steps in Evaluating Participant Performance in Simulation

By: Sabrina Beroz Simulation-based education (SBE) has advanced as a key strategy in the education of nurses and other health care providers. The National Council of State Board of Nursing National Simulation Study provided evidence for 50 percent substitution of clinical hours with simulation (Hayden, Smiley, Alexander, Kardong-Edgren, & Jeffries, 2014). Now schools of nursing are taking steps to integrate

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