Coronavirus Support & Remote Teaching Resources

As the world takes precautionary measures to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, we understand that the switch to teaching remotely may be outside of many instructors’ comfort zones. With such a rapid shift in the way courses are being conducted, it could be easy to feel overwhelmed.

Elsevier is here to help. We’ve created this Coronavirus (COVID-19) support center for nursing and healthcare educators that offers the latest strategies, resources, and information to help you adapt your curriculum and deliver course materials remotely in response to campus and clinical site closures.

VitalSource and Elsevier Partner to Provide ebook Access to Students

To assist students at disrupted semester-calendar schools who are losing access to course materials due to COVID-19 campus closures, VitalSource has been joined by publishers and partners to offer free access to ebooks to students whose classes have moved online from March 16 through May 25, 2020. Students will be able to access the expansive catalog of ebooks from participating publishers through the VitalSource Bookshelf app effective immediately.


Elsevier Participates in ‘RedShelf Responds’ COVID-19 Initiative

Under the label of ‘RedShelf Responds’, RedShelf is collaborating with its publishing partners to offer free access to ebooks for the remainder of the semester for currently enrolled students impacted by recent campus closings. Semester-calendar schools of authorized programs will be allowed free access to ebooks from March 16 through May 25, 2020.

Nurse Educators’ Response to COVID-19

Susan Sportsman, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted all students and teachers in the United States and across the world, raising numerous questions for nursing education moving forward. How do we provide sufficient clinical experiences? Will students be prepared to take the NCLEX®? Will state boards of nursing provide flexibility in how students can meet clinical requirements? Will NCLEX testing sites be available?

In this timely white paper, nursing education expert Susan Sportsman shares the latest NCLEX information from the NCSBN and state boards of nursing, discusses using simulation and virtual reality as alternate methods for clinical teaching, and offers recommendations for staying connected and informed during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Assessing Students in an Online Environment

Elsevier Nurse Educators share timely advice and best practices for assessing student performance in an online learning environment. This previously recorded live webinar provides faculty ideas for classroom and simulated clinical assessments, as well as strategies for using formative and summative assessments to measure comprehension and build a culture of learning.

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TEACH Instructor Resources for Elsevier Textbooks

As faculty quickly transition into an online learning environment in response to the Coronavirus, TEACH Instructor Resources for textbooks can help fill some of the gaps that come with this change. Nurse Education Specialists Megan Ubben, MSN, RN, and Mardie Timken, MSN, RN share how to build online learning activities to help your students continue to learn.

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The Public Health Crisis: What to Do When COVID-19 Disrupts Teaching

Nurse Education Specialist Mardie Timken discusses common instructor questions such as: How am I going to have class with my students? Are they being allowed in the clinical setting? What can I do with them remotely if classes are cancelled?

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Best Practices for Teaching Remotely

As campuses close in response to the coronavirus, many nurse educators will be teaching remotely for the first time to ensure the student learning experience isn’t disrupted. Nurse Education Specialist Mardie Timken shares some considerations and best practices.

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SimChart® for Patient-Care Experiences and Online Instruction

When teaching remotely, you can still provide meaningful clinical learning experiences for your students. In this informative presentation, Nurse Education Specialist Tammy Pleasant offers valuable tips and strategies for using the EHR activities, case studies, and simulations within SimChart, along with other readily available course management and online communication tools, to plan and conduct realistic patient encounters that help students develop essential clinical judgment skills.

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Simulation Learning System (SLS) for Patient-Care Experiences

In a virtual classroom, simulations can be used to ensure students are developing their clinical judgement skills. Nurse Education Specialist Hollie Moots shares how to keep students engaged while learning at a distance with the Simulation Learning System.

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SimPractice: A Great Fit for Patient-Care Experiences at a Distance

Nursing students can have the opportunity to practice their clinical judgement even if they can’t be in the clinical environment. Nurse Education Specialist Hollie Moots explains why SimPractice can be a great alternative for patient-care experiences.

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Using SimChart® Case Studies for Online Education

SimChart case studies can be a useful tool for virtual instruction or to make up clinical time. Elsevier’s expert nurse educators share a few examples of ways to accomplish your education goals during this healthcare crisis.

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Virtual Clinical Excursions for Patient Care Experiences

Through tools available in Virtual Clinical Excursions (VCE), faculty can make sure students are engaging in patient care activities. Hollie Moots outlines how faculty can utilize VCE tool for pre-clinical activities, applying clinical judgement to the situation, and debriefing.

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Using Sherpath for Remote Learning

Sherpath can help faculty teaching remotely with course content, knowledge application, and staying organized online. Megan Ubben and Mardie Timken share their tips to quickly assist faculty using Sherpath for remote learning.

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Benefits and Helpful Features of eBooks

Although the value of eBooks is important to consider during any semester, it’s especially important now while classrooms move online. Hollie Moots shares the benefits and features of eBooks so students can get the most out of their reading.

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Simulation Learning System (SLS) as an Alternative Clinical Experience

Tools through Simulation Learning Systems (SLS) can help provide students with authentic clinical experiences in an online classroom. Tammy Pleasant, Hollie Moots and Helen Murphy offer their tips for integrating SLS resources in a remote environment.

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Using Sherpath to Promote Student Learning in an Online Classroom

With tools available in Sherpath, faculty can create an engaging online experience through interactive reading and lesson assignments. Megan Ubben and Mardie Timken outline how faculty can fully utilize the different Sherpath features for remote teaching.

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Using HESI Case Studies, Practice Tests & Patient Reviews in an Online Environment

With clinical environments taking extra precautions with the spread of Coronavirus, faculty can supplement their student learning and clinical judgement through the HESI Trio. In this webinar, nurse education specialists Cami Weber and Marguerite Ambrose share their tips and ideas on how to use HESI Case Studies, Practice Tests, and Patient Reviews in an online environment.

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Teaching Veterinary Technology Online

For veterinary technology students who can’t learn in the lab during the Coronavirus outbreak, there are ways for faculty to move their class online and provide students with the education they need. Oreta Samples, associate editor for McCurnin’s Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses, 10th edition, gives examples of how vet tech educators can continue their lessons remotely and keep students engaged.

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Teaching Massage Therapy Online

Through online resources on Evolve, massage therapy educators can still effectively teach their students remotely. Sandy Fritz, author of Mosby’s Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage 5th Edition, outlines which resources can be the most helpful to educators moving to an online classroom.

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Quickly Moving an Anatomy and Physiology Course to Remote Delivery

As anatomy and physiology educators transition online, prioritizing the immediate education fundamentals for this course is important for faculty and students. Kevin Patton, author of Anatomy and Physiology 10th edition, explains how A&P professors can continue to teach remotely with effective online strategies.

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Teaching Respiratory Care Online

Teaching respiratory care online can have additional obstacles given the subject matter and specific terminology. Dr. Sandra Hinski and Dr. Kelly Romirowsky give their insights on what respiratory care educators should and should not do when teaching remotely, as well as give scenarios on how to teach specific respiratory care topics.

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Strategies for Online Learning

Educators moving to remote learning can still find ways to engage their students. Health professions education specialist Helen Murphy shares her tips on maintaining active learning in synchronous and asynchronous online classrooms.

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Five Useful Resources for Online Learning

For instructors seeking additional information for teaching remotely, Elsevier has found five important articles that can apply to any online learning experience. These cover topics like communicating effectively with your students, creating a strategy on what the new classroom looks like and what to expect moving forward.

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