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    The Age Old Question – 'How to Engage Students in an Online Course?'

    Posted by Rachel Ellison on Feb 22, 2020 5:54:41 PM

    I teach in a fully online program so it's important to motivate my students early on. One thing that I find effective is to start the semester out with something personal and fun, not necessarily course related. I'll ask them to post a picture that describes them or their dream vacation destination, etc. It breaks the ice in a way where it makes the course less tense and stressful the first week rather than jumping right into the content. This simple activity seems to break the ice and motivates students to do well and participate right from the beginning.

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    Topics: online course, online teaching, Online

    Acquisition of Allied Health Products from Wolters Kluwer Health

    Posted by Jones & Bartlett Learning on Feb 21, 2020 8:30:20 AM

    Jones & Bartlett Learning Acquires Allied Health Product Lists from Wolters Kluwer Health Strengthens Jones & Bartlett Learning’s offering of educational texts and resources in fields of allied health science.

    On September 4, 2019 Jones & Bartlett Learning released a press release announcing the acquisition of allied health product lines to strengthen and expand its offering.

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    Topics: Company News

    Top 10 Tips for Teaching Online

    Posted by sharonb on Feb 3, 2020 3:54:23 PM

    We recently caught up with Sharon Buchbinder, Professor/Program Coordinator at Stevenson University Online and learned just what it takes to keep students engaged in a fast-paced 8 week online course. 

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    Topics: Sharon Buchbinder, teaching tips, online courses

    Top 5 Reasons to Consider Nursing as Ministry for Your Course

    Posted by Jennifer Scherzay on Dec 18, 2019 8:02:19 PM

    We recently published Nursing as Ministry which provides the foundations of Christian nursing as ministry, taking an inter-professional perspective with 29 contributors from backgrounds in theology, nursing, medicine, social work, and pastoral ministry. Designed to be a student-friendly textbook for faith-based schools, this first edition text focuses on the spiritual aspects of patient care, providing practical information ministering to specific populations. The authors have designed this text to guide the reader through their own spiritual journey, with personal reflection questions in each chapter to help students and nurses to internalize the content.

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    Topics: nursing as ministry, mary hobus, kristin mauk

    Author Spotlight on Dr. Dan Weberg, PhD,RN  Disrupting the Nursing Industry

    Posted by Jennifer Scherzay on Oct 4, 2019 4:14:46 PM

    After nearly seven years as Kaiser Permanente’s National Senior Director for Nursing Innovation and Leadership, I’m joining Trusted Health as the Head of Clinical Innovation. Some people think I’m crazy for leaving a $70 billion company and one of the biggest names in healthcare to join a start-up, but, in reality, it was an easy choice. Why? The single thread running through each of the roles I have taken on has been the same: a chance to be a part of disruptive change to the nursing profession.

    The healthcare system in the United States is being completely transformed under our noses. It's hard to see day-to-day, but Amazon, Google, CVS, and Walmart are all quietly building things that will change the entire landscape of care. The problem is that legacy healthcare systems are not keeping up. Sure, more telehealth apps and wearables have been introduced, but there are very few examples of any legacy system really transforming itself. This includes legacy staffing companies. The way the healthcare industry manages its workforce is simply archaic. Healthcare professionals are burning out at an alarming rate, suicide among nurses is growing, staffing models are broken, and to top it all off… we have a nursing shortage in many states (and distribution problem across them).

    The Future of Healthcare
    There are three fundamental principles that are pulling healthcare and nursing into the future:

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    Topics: Dan Weberg, disrupt healthcare, performance improvement, transformation in healthcare, trusted health

    Expert Doug Casa Speaks About Preventing Sudden Death

    Posted by Jennifer Scherzay on Aug 26, 2019 12:09:33 PM

    The safety of athletes and the prevention of sudden death to due to heatstroke are growing concerns in sports and physical activity. Each year we see many young athletes succumb to heat stroke. Real Sports recently caught up with one of the world’s leading experts on heat stroke, Dr. Doug Casa. The message that Casa would like to convey to coaches and anyone who is charged with overseeing young people and athletics is that it is preventable emphasizing the importance of using ice tubs to save the lives of athletes suffering from heat stroke.

    All the evidence suggests that if an athlete can go in one of those ice tubs within 10 minutes, they’re going to survive the heat stroke. “ Dr. Doug Casa, author, Professor of Kinesiology at University of Connecticut and CEO of the Kory Stringer Institute.


    To learn more about preventing common causes of sudden death in sport, check out the text, Preventing Sudden Death in Sport & Physical Activity and the corresponding interactive online course. These resources examine the etiology, prevention, recognition, treatment, and return-to-play protocol of the common causes of sudden death in sport. Chapters are written by content area experts, offering a blend of clinical, scientific, and research expertise regarding each medical condition that is discussed.

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    Topics: kory stringer institute, Doug casa, Preventing sudden death, Real Sports

    University of Illinois Uses Navigate and Blackboard Learn to Enhance Student Learning

    Posted by Jennifer Scherzay on Jul 1, 2019 10:26:10 PM

    University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Applied Health Sciences brings state-of-the-art learning to today’s students with Jones & Bartlett Learning and Blackboard

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    Topics: Blackboard, Navigate 2, Online Learning, online learning solutions

    Hear What Instructors Are Saying About  Krasner's Microbial Challenge: A Public Health Perspective, Now in a New Fourth Edition

    Posted by Lindsay White on Apr 19, 2019 11:19:44 AM

    What Instructors are Saying...

    “[The Microbial Challenge] is perfect for community/public health majors. I like how the author has linked in comparisons that the students can relate to, and how everyday items/activities have been used to build greater understanding of materials…The key strength of the book, for my class, is that a non-biology major can learn epidemiology concepts successfully. In today’s world of prevention this book is well structured and written.

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    Topics: Biological Science, microbiology, Reviews

    Author, Daniel L. Hartl, PhD Awarded Genetics Society of America 2019 Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal

    Posted by Lindsay White on Apr 5, 2019 1:15:32 PM

    Congratulations to Jones & Bartlett Learning Author and Higgins Professor of Biology at Harvard University, Dr. Daniel L. Hartl for the esteemed honor of being awarded the Genetics Society of America (GSA) 2019 Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal!

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    Topics: Biological Science, Author, Awards, Genetics

    SHAPE America Partnership Announcement

    Posted by Jennifer Scherzay on Mar 19, 2019 10:30:43 AM

    We’re thrilled to announce a new partnership with SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators. This multi-year publishing partnership will enhance the goal of providing advanced professional practice and promote research related to health education, physical education, physical activity, dance education, coaching and sport.

    SHAPE America is a national nonprofit organization that represents 200,000+ health and physical education professionals and provides the leadership, professional development and advocacy that support health and physical educators at every level.

     

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