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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.
One crucial concern with developing clinical judgment skills is that each individual is unique. No two nursing students are going to ever be at the exact same place when it comes to developing and strengthening their CJ muscles. Therefore, nurse educators need to empower their students to find their own gaps and focus their study/growth/practice on their personal weaknesses.
Article by: Tim Bristol, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
There are long-term benefits for encouraging and reinforcing integrity in the classroom. Dr. Kim Brunnert discusses strategies and ideas for deterring, detecting, and defending against collusion before students enter the workplace.
Article by: Kim Brunnert, PhD, CESP
This webinar will help you better understand the benefits of data analysis and the types of data available from HESI exams, as well as best practices for using data-driven insights to help improve program outcomes.
Webinar by: Marguerite Ambrose, PhD, RN, APRN-BC
Data can be used to facilitate evidence-driven decisions, help identify high-risk students, track and trend data for accreditation reports, pinpoint curriculum strengths and potential curriculum gaps, and provide answers whenever you have questions. Download this collection of best practices for helpful guidance on using data to focus your energies in the right direction and make informed decisions.
Article by: Marguerite Ambrose, PhD, RN, APRN-BC and Cheryl L. Mee, MSN, MBA, RN
Nurse educators require educational tools that assist them in supporting students to be successful in the program and on the licensing and certification exams. Cumulative testing is well supported in the educational research literature, both as a learning tool for elementary and college students and as a tool to obtain data for remediation and program revision. Download our whitepaper on the 2018 Scientific Evidence for Elsevier HESI Exams and Products.
The following articles have been hand-picked by expert nursing educator Cheryl Mee as a great resource to use if you’re looking to implement HESI or discover new ways to optimize your program.
Article by: Cheryl L. Mee, MSN, MBA, RN
The goal of every health professions faculty member is to prepare students to practice safely and effectively following graduation. However, the complexity of today's health care environment makes
this task quite challenging. Dr. Susan Sportsman explains how the use of data is critical to supporting individual student success and improving the curriculum for all students.
Article by: Susan Sportsman, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
We live in the age of instability, which escalates change across many environments. The potential for change raises a variety of responses. Dr. Susan Sportsman discusses how faculty must think of
change in a different way
Say the words, "Standardized Test," particularly when the results of the test contribute to a grade, and students become stressed. It is painful for faculty to watch this stress build and all of
us want strategies to mediate this negative response. Dr. Susan Sportsman suggests several strategies that faculty implement to help students cope.
Student remediation is on everyone's mind as a strategy to improve both first-time NCLEX® examination pass rates and graduation rates. The development of a strategic remediation plan that can
be used across the curriculum is key to student success. Download this helpful guide for tips on structuring your own plan that meets the needs of your students and faculty.
Read more about the latest findings and trends in nursing from your fellow nursing educators. They presented the following poster presentations at the 2016 Elevate Outcomes with HESI Conference.
What makes a powerful test? The best tests combine two very important elements – reliability and validity. Having one just won’t cut it. To achieve maximum results, a test must fuse both of those
concepts together, and you’ll see why in the graphic below.
Hackers, Smugglers, Downloaders... Oh my! HESI proctors need to beware these 10 common forms of cheating.
Proctoring an exam is a big responsibility because not only are you creating an environment where the students can effectively take the test, but you’re also protecting the integrity of the test itself.
With that in mind, here are 10 practical tips to help you make the test-taking, and proctoring, experience a positive one.
HESI’s Review & Testing solution allows you to elevate your program, pass rates, and students’ exam performance, and with these webinar topics you’ll learn valuable tips to maximize what HESI can do for you.
How are some programs using HESI to turn their results around? Discover how programs like yours are using HESI Review and Testing solutions to do amazing things like achieving a 100% NCLEX pass rate! Hear this amazing story and many others here.
Continuous testing is equivalent to taking vitals often. A nurse would not let a patient go for long periods of time without knowing their status (e.g., vital signs).
In education, a similar requirement is present. Faculty need to frequently "take vitals" — Where is the student today? What does she understand? Where is the cohort today?
What do they understand? Nurse Tim discusses how continuous testing brings efficacy and efficiency to the teaching and learning process.
Dr. Barb Schreiner discusses the possibilitiies available within the next generation of HESI, including new features and capabilities to assess student performance.
Video by: Barb Schreiner, PhD, APRN, CPLP, CDE, BC-ADM
HESI is often associated with exams; however, there is more to HESI than that. Dr. Barb Schreiner discusses how HESI Case Studies and Practice Tests can be used to incorporate active learning in the classroom.
From generating course content and exam questions to writing case studies, faculty face a lot of demands on their time. Dr. Barb Schreiner explains how HESI can help faculty save time while delivering high-quality, diversified test questions and case studies closely aligned with the NCLEX exam.
Most nurses would agree that continuous quality improvement should stay top of mind when it comes to what and how they teach. Dr. Tim Bristol shares strategies for ensuring HESI is effectively utilized in the classroom, which can ultimately improve your lesson plan and help prepare students for clinical practice.
Remediation is most effective when its targeted to a student's individual weaknesses, and appropriate content is provided to address those needs. Dr. Barb Schreiner shares how the next generation of HESI can help faculty do just that.
Oftentimes, faculty state they do not have time to conduct in-depth data analysis; however, Cheryl Mee explains that by doing so it can deliver invaluable insights to make better informed decisions and allow faculty to work more efficiently.
HESI data can provide invaluable insights, but it begins with asking the right questions. Dr. Barb Schreiner explains how the detailed data reporting and dashboards in the next generation of HESI can help answer your need-to-know questions.
Each student has a learning style that works best for them, which can be a challenge to educators trying to ensure every student in class understands and retains the information. Dr. Tim Bristol explains the importance of multimodal learning and incorporating auditory, visual, read/write and kinesthetic learning techniques in order to reinforce the material.
Keeping a pulse on how your program is trending student data is important to ensure students are meeting established academic standards. Marguerite Ambrose shares how HESI can help accurately trend student data and benchmark against national norms.
Video by: Marguerite Ambrose, PhD, RN, APRN-BC
Many students study by reading and rereading the text, but fail to gain long-term retention. Retrieval learning helps make the memory stronger, encourages a higher level of critical thinking, and gets students thinking like a nurse. Cheryl Mee discusses ways to encourage retrieval learning.
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