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    Donna Ignatavicius’s Teaching and Learning in a Concept-Based Curriculum Offers Practical Tools for Instructors and Students

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Sep 11, 2017 4:40:02 PM

    The concept-based curriculum (CBC) is a hot topic in nursing right now. We are excited to announce the publication of Teaching and Learning in a Concept-Based Curriculum: A How-To Best Practice Approach, a practical text for teaching and evaluating students within a CBC. Written by preeminent nursing education consultant and thought leader in concept-based teaching and learning, Donna Ignatavicius, it meets the urgent need for authoritative resources to assist faculty with CBC development, implementation, and evaluation.

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    Topics: nursing, nursing education, Donna Ignatavicius, concept-based curriculum, cbc

    Mary E. McDonald’s The Nurse Educator's Guide to Assessing Learning Outcomes Returns with a New Edition

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Jul 28, 2017 3:25:22 PM

    Nurse educators need to craft reliable and valid assessment materials, including multiple-choice exams, true-false tests, matching exercises, and essay responses. Just published The Nurse Educator's Guide to Assessing Learning Outcomes, Fourth Edition by Mary E. McDonald provides instructors with a comprehensive, in-depth guide to creating effective classroom exams.

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    Topics: New Edition, nurse education, nurse educator, nursing, nursing education, nursing education, Mary E. McDonald

    Happy Flipping New Year!

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Dec 31, 2016 12:24:42 PM

    Welcome back guest blogger, Dr. Karen Hessler, PhD, FNP-C, author of Flipping the Nursing Classroom: Where Interactive Learning Meets Technology.

    The last blog of 2016 has arrived after a busy fall in Colorado. Flipping my class this past semester was a fantastic success, and prompts me to encourage all of you to keep up the great work to perfect your flipped pedagogy. My teaching is more meaningful and my evaluations are a nice reflection of student appreciation for my efforts to bring to the classroom a new and innovative teaching style. Although much of the research discusses student resistance to the flipped classroom (including my own!) I will have to say that once students experience the flipped classroom as it is meant to be delivered, they are extremely appreciative of its implementation. Students realize how much they’ve learned, and how much more they’ve learned within the flipped classroom than in the traditional lecture-based teaching structure they experience in other classes. In particular, my students appreciate the application of content that the flipped classroom allows.

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    Topics: Author, flipped classroom, flipping the classroom, Karen Hessler, nurse educator, nursing, nursing education

    New Edition of Innovative Teaching Strategies in Nursing and Related Health Professions

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Nov 4, 2016 4:17:36 PM

    Given the current nursing educator shortage, it has never been more important for students and professions to pursue teaching careers in the academic health professions. Innovative Teaching Strategies in Nursing and Related Health Professions, Seventh Edition by Martha J. Bradshaw and Beth L. Hultquist includes the latest research on teaching, learning, and applied practice.

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    Topics: New Edition, Health Professions, nursing, nursing education, nursing education, Beth L. Hultquist, Martha J. Bradshaw

    Spaced Out

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Oct 14, 2016 4:24:30 PM

    Read a new post from our guest blogger, Dr. Karen Hessler, PhD, FNP-C, author of Flipping the Nursing Classroom: Where Interactive Learning Meets Technology.

    Happy Fall to everyone! I trust that nursing classrooms across the country and around the world are all abuzz with students and faculty working together to teach and learn the concepts and pearls of wisdom necessary to develop the next generation of nurses. As I think about the flipped classroom at its best and brightest, I wonder if we are considering the spacial aspect of our classrooms carefully enough.

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    Topics: Author, flipped classroom, flipping the classroom, Karen Hessler, nurse educator, nursing, nursing education

    Just Published Transition from Clinician to Educator Addresses Nursing Educator Shortage

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Aug 16, 2016 11:58:37 AM

    As the population continues to age and retire, the shortage of qualified nurse educators continues to grow. Simultaneously, student demand is also increasing. In order to address this current and future need, organizations are looking toward practicing clinicians to fill the gap.

    The recently published Transition from Clinician to Educator: A Practical Approach by Maria C. Fressola and G. Elaine Patterson is a hands-on guide to prepare future educators who are entering the world of education.

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    Topics: G. Elaine Patterson, Maria C. Fressola, New Text, nurse educator, nursing, nursing education, nursing education

    Flip or Flop?

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Aug 4, 2016 4:21:47 PM

    Please welcome our guest blogger, Dr. Karen Hessler, PhD, FNP-C, author of Flipping the Nursing Classroom: Where Interactive Learning Meets Technology, for a post on the highs and lows of flipped classrooms.

    Summer is such a great time to take a few minutes to reflect on our teaching practices in the classroom and clinical settings. Even if you find yourself busy with publications, presentations at conferences, and teaching coursework during the summer, taking a moment to think about how we teach is a worthy endeavor. As I watched the fireworks display on the 4th of July with my family this year, it made me think of a parallel to my flipped classroom experiences. Some of the fireworks were beautiful, brilliant, and awe-inspiring, while others seemed to be…..well, duds.

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    Topics: Author, flipped classroom, flipping the classroom, Karen Hessler, nurse educator, nursing, nursing education

    New Review Praises Flipping the Nursing Classroom

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Jun 17, 2016 3:27:18 PM

    The flipped learning model is a hot topic in nursing education right now. Why is this? Research has shown that it can improve traditional teaching methods and promote active learning and participation in the classroom. That's why Flipping the Nursing Classroom: Where Active Learning Meets Technology by Karen Hessler is not only timely but also essential. In a recent review, Susan G. Wiers, DNP, from Michigan State University College of Nursing, for Doody's Review Service, writes that,

    “This unique book is well written and provides a wealth of information to guide even novice nursing instructors interested in the innovative pedagogical model of the flipped classroom.”

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    Topics: flipped classroom, flipping the classroom, Karen Hessler, nurse educator, nursing, Review, nursing education

    Just Published: Flipping the Nursing Classroom

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Feb 23, 2016 4:26:48 PM

    Nurse educators are constantly looking for innovative teaching strategies to meet students' needs and to improve learning outcomes. Increasingly, educators are turning to a flipped classroom strategy where students receive lecture content prior to class and work through applications and activities during class time. Why this change? Research is showing that it can promote active learning and participation in the classroom with the assistance of fellow students and the instructor. That's why we just published Flipping the Nursing Classroom: Where Active Learning Meets Technology by Karen Hessler, an innovative text that focuses on the flipped learning model in the framework of nursing education.

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    Topics: flipped classroom, flipping the classroom, Karen Hessler, New Text, nurse educator, nursing, nursing education, nursing education

    Review: Clinical Instruction & Evaluation: A Teaching Resource, Third Edition "is invaluable"

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on May 4, 2015 11:58:00 AM

    Clinical Instruction & Evaluation: A Teaching Resource, Third Edition by Andrea B. O'Connor just received a 4-star review from Doody's Review Service. According to reviewer, Mary Alison Smania, BSN, MSN, DNP, from Michigan State University College of Nursing, it is "a go-to guide to essential information for nurses as they transition into clinical faculty and preceptor roles."

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    Topics: Doody's Review Service, nursing education, Review, nursing education, Andrea B. O'Connor

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