Conceptual Learning in Nursing Education:
Elsevier's
conceptual learning products
Resources for Building a
Concept-Based Curriculum

Mastering Concept-Based Teaching:
A Guide for Nurse Educators

Whether you teach in a LPN, ADN, BSN, or MSN program, this insightful book offers all the strategies and guidance you need to plan, develop, and deliver an effective concept-based curriculum.
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Resources for Implementing
Conceptual Learning in the Classroom

Concepts For Nursing Practice eBook

Written by conceptual learning expert Jean Giddens, the new edition of this innovative interactive text analyzes 58 important nursing concepts, making it easy for students to apply this knowledge in the clinical setting.
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Nursing Concepts Online

Nursing Concepts Online (NCO) is a fully-integrated resource that combines all of Elsevier's top conceptual learning tools into one easy-to-use course format.
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Clinical SkillsNEW!

Clinical Skills is a brand-new skills education series designed to help students of all learning styles truly master important nursing skills outside of the clinical environment.
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HESI RN Case Studies

Now mapped to Giddens: Concepts for Nursing Practice, these highly-regarded online case studies with application-based questions and rationales provide an introduction to real-world patient care scenarios.
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HESI RN Patient Reviews

Now mapped to Giddens: Concepts for Nursing Practice, these didactic, knowledge-based patient care scenarios with multiple-choice questions, including correct answers and detailed rationales.
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Resources for Implementing Conceptual
Learning in the Simulations Lab

Simulation Learning System

Easily add simulation to your concept-based curriculum. This extensive collection of evidence-based scenarios give students hands-on practice applying the concepts that they learn about in the classroom to the clinical setting.
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SimChart for Nursing

Specifically developed as a learning tool for nursing students, this electronic health record can be used in the classroom and simulation lab to give your students meaningful charting and critical thinking experience.
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Resources for Evaluating a
Concept-Based Curriculum

Elsevier Adaptive Quizzing for
the NCLEX-RN®

Our adaptive quizzing program centers on a bank of high-quality practice questions that allows students to advance at their own pace — based on their performance — through multiple mastery levels for each chapter, concept, or topic.
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HESI Specialty Exams

Ideal for use as end-of-course final exams, HESI Specialty Exams measure students' abilities to apply concepts related to one of 18 RN clinical areas.
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HESI Custom Exams

Submit your course syllabi and our expert HESI Nursing team will construct a customized exam, or exams, specific to the needs of your concept-based curriculum.
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HESI Exit Exams

These cumulative exams analyze students' readiness for the NCLEX examination with question formats and an exam blueprint that matches the latest NCLEX test plan.
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HESI RN Practice Tests

Now organized by Giddens: Concepts for Nursing Practice, these pre-built, non-proctored tests are designed to assess knowledge and concepts.
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Mastering Concept-Based Teaching:
A Guide for Nurse Educators

Whether you teach in a LPN, ADN, BSN, or MSN program, this insightful book offers all the strategies and guidance you need to plan, develop, and deliver an effective concept-based curriculum. Renowned authors Dr. Jean Foret Giddens, Dr. Linda Caputi, and Dr. Beth Rodgers walk you through the background and benefits of using a concept-based learning approach, how to apply a research-based approach to teaching concepts, how to improve and evaluate student learning with concepts, and much, much more to ensure you are ready to successfully bring concepts into your nursing program.

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Concepts For Nursing Practice eBook

Written by conceptual learning expert Jean Giddens, this innovative interactive text is the only one of its kind exclusively focused on explaining broad concepts as a basis for helping students make conceptual connections and helping them use that knowledge to locate, analyze, and apply nursing specifics.

Coverage centers on 58 of the most common physiologic, behavioral, and professional nursing concepts — including six all new concepts — that can be used throughout the nursing curriculum. Featured exemplars for each concept are also discussed to help students easily understand the concepts and apply them to the clinical setting. In addition to a more refined and intuitive organization, this new second edition also boasts instructor resources that have been significantly expanded to include separate TEACH lesson plans, presentation guides, and test banks for both RN and LPN/LVN programs.

In a nutshell, Concepts for Nursing Practice, 2nd Edition is the key to making your concept-based teaching efforts easier and more effective than ever.

Compatible RN titles
  • Burns: Understanding Nursing Research
  • Gray: Calculate with Confidence
  • Grodner: Nutritional Foundations and Clinical Application
  • Halter: Varcarolis' Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
  • Huether: Understanding Pathophysiology
  • Ignatavicius: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • Jarvis: Physical Examination and Health Assessment
  • Lehne: Pharmacology for Nursing Care
  • Lilley: Pharmocology and the Nursing Process
  • McKinney: Maternal-Child Nursing
  • Nelson: Health Informatics
  • Lewis: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • Patton: Anatomy & Physiology
  • Perry: Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques
  • Perry: Maternal-Child Nursing
  • Potter: Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Stanhope: Foundations of Nursing
  • Urden: Critical Care Nursing
  • Wilson: Health Assessment for Nursing Practice
  • Yoder-Wise: Leading and Managing in Nursing
  • Yoost: Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Zerwekh: Nursing Today
Compatible PN titles
  • Clayton: Basic Pharmacology for Nurses
  • Cooper: Adult Health Nursing
  • Cooper: Foundations and Adult Health Nursing
  • Cooper: Foundations of Nursing
  • deWit: Fundamental Concepts and Skills for Nursing
  • deWit: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • Hill: Success in Practical/Vocational Nursing
  • Leifer: Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing
  • Linton: Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • Morrison-Valfre: Foundations of Mental Health Care
  • Wold: Basic Geriatric Nursing
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Nursing Concepts Online

Nursing Concepts Online (NCO) is a fully-integrated resource that combines all of Elsevier's top conceptual learning tools into one easy-to-use course format. The course is organized around the 58 nursing concepts found in Giddens' Concepts for Nursing Practice text, and creates the ultimate active learning environment for your students. Through a single access code, you and your students can take advantage of pre-loaded simulation scenarios, concept-based case studies, a functional EHR, adaptive mastery quizzes, priority exemplar links, and loads of nursing skills right at your fingertips. Best of all, Nursing Concepts Online comes with a wide assortment of insightful teaching resources and evaluative capabilities to help ensure your students are honing their critical thinking skills and properly applying their knowledge of nursing concepts and exemplars to clinical practice.

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Clinical Skills for Education — NEW!

Clinical Skills is a brand-new skills education series designed to help students of all learning styles truly master important nursing skills outside of the clinical environment. Whether used in the classroom or at home, each collection in the Clinical Skills series offers a consistent, 360-degree look at dozens of nursing skills to ensure your students have a solid understanding of all the important nursing skills and how to perform them safely and effectively.

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HESI RN Case Studies

Now mapped to Giddens: Concepts for Nursing Practice, these highly-regarded online case studies with application-based questions and rationales provide an introduction to real-world patient care scenarios that help students learn to manage complex patient conditions and make sound clinical judgments.

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HESI RN Patient Reviews

Now mapped to Giddens: Concepts for Nursing Practice, these didactic, knowledge-based patient care scenarios with multiple-choice questions, including correct answers and detailed rationales, are designed to assess the retention of concepts to build students' confidence as they are faced with challenging clinical situations.

Several HESI Patient Reviews are incorporated into Nursing Concepts Online.

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Simulation Learning System

Students tend to be task oriented in their approach to patient care, but developing sound clinical judgment results from an understanding of patient care on a conceptual level. Elsevier's Simulation Learning System facilitates the application of concepts learned in didactic courses to specific, evidence-based scenarios giving your students hands-on simulation practice in a realistic, yet controlled environment.

SLS products are available for individual courses and recommended SLS scenarios are referenced in the Giddens TEACH instructor manual, although 70 case studies and 38 simulation scenarios are pre-published in Nursing Concepts Online ready for use.

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SimChart for Nursing

Specifically developed as a learning tool for nursing students, this electronic health record can be used in the classroom and simulation lab to give your students meaningful charting and critical thinking experience. The EHR tools can be used repeatedly to create a portfolio of managing exemplar cases across the curriculum, or as a starting point for numerous active learning patient care exercises.

The complete SimChart for Nursing product can be purchased separately, or included as a standard feature in Nursing Concepts Online.

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Elsevier Adaptive Quizzing for
the NCLEX-RN®

Our adaptive quizzing program centers on a bank of high-quality practice questions that allows students to advance at their own pace — based on their performance — through multiple mastery levels for each chapter, concept, or topic. The educator dashboard, grade book, and reporting capabilities enable faculty to monitor the activity of individual students, assess overall class performance, and identify areas of strength and weakness.

The complete EAQ for the NCLEX-RN® product is incorporated into Nursing Concepts Online, with a special modification that allows for adaptive mastery assessments to be assigned and graded by concept, making it the only fully adaptive NCLEX® quizzing product suitable for a concept-based curriculum.

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HESI Specialty Exams

Ideal for use as end-of-course final exams, HESI Specialty Exams measure students' abilities to apply concepts related to one of 18 RN clinical areas. These tests consist of 50 scored items plus five pilot items, and are available in parallel versions with different questions. All HESI Exams report student performance based on Nursing Concepts, QSEN Competencies, AACN Essentials, and other meaningful categories.

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HESI Custom Exams

Submit your course syllabi and our expert HESI Nursing team will construct a customized exam, or exams, specific to the needs of your concept-based curriculum These exams are available in 50-, 75-, or 100-question formats and give you the opportunity to analyze and evaluate your students' abilities to understand and apply concepts.

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HESI Exit Exams

These cumulative exams analyze students' readiness for the NCLEX examination with question formats and an exam blueprint that matches the latest NCLEX test plan. Detailed diagnostic reports — including specific score categories for nursing concepts — are provided to help identify each student's strengths and weaknesses and offer individualized remediation to address knowledge deficits prior to taking the NCLEX examination.

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HESI RN Practice Tests

Now organized by Giddens: Concepts for Nursing Practice, these pre-built, non-proctored tests are designed to assess knowledge and concepts and begin to prepare students for standardized testing with NCLEX-RN® examination-style questions.

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