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Expert textbook authors from across the field share their own unique insights, strategies, and solutions to help your program shine.


Kinn Author Q&A

In this Q&A, co-author Brigitte Niedzwiecki discusses what you can expect from the new edition of Kinn’s, including key features and updates designed to streamline teaching and make the text more student friendly. She also shares insightful tips and advice from her own experiences teaching medical assisting.


Top Tips for Using Lewis's Medical-Surgical Nursing with EAQ

Mariann Harding, lead author of Lewis's Medical-Surgical Nursing, 11th Edition, shares her tips for coupling the Lewis textbook with Elsevier Adaptive Quizzing (EAQ) to help improve student outcomes. In her own experience as a Professor of Nursing Technology at Kent State University—Tuscarawas, she has observed that the text gives students a solid foundation in medical-surgical nursing, while EAQ effectively enhances their learning.


Strengthening Students' Clinical Judgment Through Conceptual Care Mapping

As nursing care continues to become more complex, it is essential for nursing students to develop the skills needed to think at a higher level and make sound clinical judgments. To accomplish this, educators will need to employ teaching methods that actively engage students in clinical thinking and require the application of theory to practice. In this white paper, authors Barbara Yoost and Lynne Crawford explore how various forms of concept mapping, including conceptual care mapping that consistently incorporates the nursing process, are evidence-based teaching tools that can help students cultivate higher-level cognitive skills. In addition to enhancing students' clinical judgment, the use of conceptual care mapping across the curriculum will also help prepare students for the Next Generation of NCLEX®.


Interprofessional Education: What It is and How to Use It

Interprofessional education (IPE) teaches students how to enhance their own practice by harnessing the knowledge and expertise of other members of the health care team. In this informative webinar, the authors of Foundations of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice in Health Care discuss the core competencies required for successful interprofessional collaboration and the importance of providing students with opportunities to practice those competencies and skills with students from other disciplines. Practical examples highlight how IPE activities differ from traditional learning exercises by allowing students to learn with, from, and about each other.


Preparing Students and Educators for the Changing Landscape of Dental Hygiene

With the changing dental hygiene landscape, roles and practice settings are expanding to include clinical services, health education, health promotion strategies, and interprofessional collaboration for underserved individuals and groups. This new outlook poses challenges to dental programs as instructors seek out new ways to integrate forward thinking throughout their curriculum.

Expert author team, Denise M. Bowen, RDH, MS and Jennifer A. Pieren, RDH, MS share some tips and strategies to help your dental hygiene programs set and achieve new learning-teaching goals.


Preparing your Students for Practice: Strategies, tips and advice for ensuring student success in their transition to the workforce

Transitioning from student to the workplace can be a challenge for new graduates. With little experience to gauge the future on, many new graduates treat the workplace similarly to a school environment (looking for guidance from instructors, lack of respect for fellow students, or decreased responsibility for their actions – just to name a few). Consider sharing the following tips with your students to help them succeed in today’s workforce.


Critical Thinking and Evidence-Based Clinical Decision-Making: Required Skill-Sets in Dentistry

There are thousands of articles published in dentistry each year, but despite the plethora of data, there is limited evidence for many day-to-day clinical questions. To help answer these questions, dentists need to improve their critical-thinking and problem-solving skill sets. Co-Editors and Professors of Dentistry, Satheesh Elangovan and Michael G. Newman share strategies for improving the clinical decision-making skills of today's dental student.


Expanding Maternity Care Education: Introduction of the Concept of Microbiomes as it Affects Nursing Care of the Maternity Patient

The goal of maternity care education has expanded to include the nursing care and interventions that have a long-term effect on the adult health of the newborn infant. This expanded focus can result in the reduction of non-communicable diseases in developed and undeveloped countries and therefore have a positive impact on global health.


Strategies for Supporting Evidence-Based Practice through Mixed-Methods Research

Mixed methods studies are being conducted by nurses and other health professionals in increasing numbers. A literature search on almost any health-related topic will identify mixed methods studies. This article addresses why these methods being used and the philosophical and practical reasons behind these research designs.


Veterans’ Health: The Importance of Providing Person-Centered Care

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), there are almost 19 million veterans in the United States, along with two million active duty members who will be veterans one day. Public health nurses and others providing care in the community must be aware of the needs, histories, and experiences of this population.


Capitalizing on Effective Followers: The Why, What and How of Followership

Leadership is well-documented in the literature and has numerous theories and views about what constitutes leadership and what it is leaders do. Less well-known is followership and what followers do. Authors Patricia Yoder-Wise and Amy Boothe discuss the ideas and strategies for being an effective follower in the nursing profession.