Transforming an Excellent Face-To-Face Program into an Exemplary Hybrid Course


By: Sabrina Beroz WHAT? I have to transform a simulation education program from three days of face-to-face to a hybrid course. How do I change a highly interactive classroom into an engaging online presence? Well, that is my challenge. I am venturing out of the classroom into the virtual world to transform an excellent face-to-face program into an exemplary hybrid

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Curriculum Alignment: The Why, The What, The How


By: Tonya Schneidereith and Sabrina Beroz Historically, nursing education has included clinical rotations where students care for patients in the clinical setting. This gives students an opportunity to apply theory, to develop critical thinking skills, and to deepen learning. However, clinical experiences are fraught with empty downtime and missed opportunities, meaning that the hours spent in the clinical setting learning

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Virtual Simulation and Electronic Medical Records: Can We Work Smarter, Not Harder? Lessons Learned


By: Beth Hallmark The IOM has challenged health care to examine systems and human factors that impact the safety and well-being of our patients. Informatics is one way nurses and caregivers can work together more effectively to bridge gaps in communication and achieve better patient outcomes. Nursing education organizations, including the NLN and ANA, and initiatives such as TIGER and

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By: Melanie Cason, PhD, RN, CNE Advances in technology, for example, simulation and virtual platforms, increase opportunities for interprofessional education (IPE). However, both academic and practice environments continue to struggle with implementation on a large scale. While the Institute of Medicine (IOM) promotes increased collaboration among disciplines, the practicality of implementation remains daunting. We have the TeamSTEPPS program, available at

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Health + Cloud = Integrated Health and Improved Patient Journey


Special Guest Blogger: Molly McCarthy, MBA, RN Chief Nursing Strategist for US Health & Life Sciences at Microsoft Adoption of Cloud Technology Is a Must for Connected Healthcare To Be Fully Realized The essence of integrated health care delivery is about the patient experience through activation and engagement anywhere, anytime, on any device with data and information that is relevant

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