Educational Trends & Resources

Information and insight on the trends at the forefront of education today.

Review and Testing

When it comes to nursing and health professions education, a strong review and standardized testing program can offer many benefits. Exposure to higher-level critical thinking questions with targeted remediation helps students excel throughout their education and prepares them for licensure and certification exams. Robust reporting allows faculty to track student progress, pinpoint gaps in the curriculum, and identify students who are struggling so they can intervene sooner rather than later.

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Adaptive Technologies

Adaptive technologies focus on personalized learning to improve student and program outcomes. Students benefit from engaging, individualized lessons and activities that address their unique strengths and weaknesses. Educators can use the rich data provided by adaptive tools for continuous program improvement and more timely interventions for struggling students.

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Flipping The Classroom

Flipping the classroom is a valid and important model that can help streamline and energize class time, turning it into a more active and beneficial experience for both students and educators. By motivating students to arrive prepared, time spent in class is free to be used for application and analysis, creating meaningful interactions that more effectively prepare students for real-world practice.

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Concept-Based Curriculum

A concept-based curriculum is ideal for overcoming content saturation in nursing education by categorizing and organizing information into broader principles, or concepts. For students, this means going beyond simply memorizing facts to understanding the larger patterns and relationships that define patient care and patient illness.

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Author Spotlight

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

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Faculty Development

We’re committed to helping you grow as an educator. Below, are a select series of articles written by industry experts designed to help you create engaging lessons, vibrant classrooms, and successful curricula.

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Simulations allow students to test what they've learned in class in real-world situations, while maintaining a safe environment. From gaining experience with documentation to enhancing clinical decision-making skills, hands-on experience with simulations can reinforce learning and compensate for sometimes limited clinical space.

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Next Generation NCLEX®

NCSBN has revealed the nursing clinical judgment assessment model and determined that the Next Generation NCLEX (NGN) will include new item types to gauge candidates’ clinical judgment and decision-making aptitude in nursing situations. This increased focus on evaluating student readiness for transition to practice creates the opportunity for technology and simulations to play an increased role in nursing education. Explore tips and strategies from expert educators on preparing for these anticipated changes.

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