Category Archives: Ask the Expert

NLN Expands Focus on Innovation in Education Excellence

By: Susan Gross Forneris, Director, Center for Innovation in Education Excellence The NLN is excited to announce a change in focus for the Center for Innovation in Simulation and Technology. Representing a new paradigm for the role of the nurse educator, along with a challenge to deliver innovation in education excellence, the Center has been restructured with a new mission

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Impact: Part 3 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 third part of the series, Bhavana talks about the impact of nurses. By: Bhavana Aitha Every day nurses impact the

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The Little Things: Part 2 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 second part of the series, Bhavana talks about the importance of the little things. By: Bhavana Aitha Being a nurse

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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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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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Stop Lecturing!

By: Susan Gross Forneris Unfortunate as it is, active learning is fast becoming misunderstood. In many teaching circles, active learning is aligned with the buzz phrase flipped classroom…and often equates to creating games to keep students occupied. Nurse faculty uncomfortable with active learning will defend the continuation of lecture with: “the students demand lecture – they want the PowerPoints”; or,

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