Fighting Burnout From Utilizing the Electronic Health Record

By: Angela Hollingsworth Are you tired of hearing the phrase, “If you didn’t document it, you didn’t do it”?  Many health care organizations require bedside charting, which is supposed to give the nurse more time at the bedside ––not only to improve documentation, but to improve quality of care as well (Habibi-Koolaee et al, 2015). However, are you really spending

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Factors Influencing the Use of Simulation in Nursing Programs

By: Gail Auten, Jane Gannon, and Tammy Schwaab The International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) published eight standards to guide educators to appropriately integrate simulation into curricula (INACSL, 2016). The “Simulation Design” standard addresses steps needed to optimize the achievement of expected outcomes associated with simulation integration. However, a specific decision-making process to identify when simulation would

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Diversity, Psychological Safety, and Cultural Humility

By: Sabrina Beroz One of the four core values of the National League for Nursing (NLN) is diversity, a key element of the modern landscape across work, social, and educational systems. As understood by the NLN, the term encompasses diversity of thought, people, race/ethnicities, and values. The power of diversity, and our response to others who are different, can profoundly

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How the COVID-19 [Coronavirus] Underscores Why Nursing Education Should Be Offering Tele-Learning and Tele-Health Experiences

By Elizabeth Speakman   As the US braces for the expansion of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), schools and many organizations are altering their traditional delivery methods and using technology-based platforms. Institutions, including those with nursing programs, have been conducting emergency sessions and professional development series to help faculty/employees convert traditional modalities into technology modalities. The question is: Should nursing education have been better prepared? Have traditional teaching techniques, especially in prelicensure education, caused us to be outdated?   The fact that care delivery today, and certainly in

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Are We Missing Out on Beneficial Learning Applications? Mobile Apps Used by Consumers That Should be Used by Nursing Education

By: Donna Guerra “There’s an app for that!” More than ever before, mobile applications are powerful tools mainstreamed into the daily life of consumers. The most recent statistics indicate that 2.9 million mobile applications are available for android in the Google Play Store (Clement, 2020), with 1.8 million applications available for iOS in the Apple App Store (Costello, 2020). From

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1819–2019: Innovation 200 Years in the Making

By: Eileen Werdman and Robin Wagner Solving the health care issues of tomorrow will not be accomplished by using today’s methods. In addition to the Nursing Process, nurses will need to employ another problem-solving technique, specifically, design thinking. Following is an account of our journey to realize the vision of the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing: “Through the creative

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