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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ACE.P Teaching Strategies for National Children’s Dental Health Month

By Erin Hartnett In honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month in February, I would like to introduce you to an exciting resource from the NLN: an ACE.P teaching strategy (Advancing Care Excellence for Pediatrics): Oral Health in Children: The Role of the Nurse in Community Settings. For too long, oral health has been a neglected part of overall health.

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Top 5 Nursing Simulation Articles from HealthySimulation.com

By: Lance Baily Nursing programs across the world are expanding their utilization of health care simulation technologies and methodologies to improve learning, training, and patient safety outcomes. Numerous nurse education institutions have been able to start sim programs with gracious philanthropic gifts or grant-funded support. However, being new to the field, many administrators are unaware of the critical importance of

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Faculty Development in Simulation: Do We Need a Standard?

By: Tonya Schneidereith The International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) has published eight Standards of Best Practice: SimulationSM. These standards were reviewed by multiple health care organizations and, although they originated through a nursing organization, reflect evidence-based best practices that should be included in health care simulations, regardless of the discipline. The focus of this blog is

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Moving Beyond Monologue in the Classroom

By: Sue Forneris and Mary Fey As educators, there’s no question that we know how to teach … right? Our early Greek philosophers differentiated human beings from other species based on our ability to use language. Yet, when one reads further about the use of language, we find that language should be informative, expressive, directive – used to reason, express ideas,

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