We recently attended the COADN conference in San Diego and met a lot of amazing schools and vendors. Like always, we thought we'd highlight a great vendor and point out a few differences between their product and ours for the sake of clarity.
We recently did a webinar "How to get the most out of simulation hours while using an EHR - in reference to recent NCSBN report" and discussed how you can be sure to do effective simulations as we move to more and more simulation hours in lieu of clinical opportunities.
Join our Webinar: How to get the most out of simulation hours while using an EHR - in reference to recent NCSBN report
February 17, 2015 at 3:00pm ET
Register here: http://www.anymeeting.
Yesterday we found this nifty little infographic from Adventist University of Health Sciences in our inboxes. It looks like they've compiles all the current nursing shortage stats in one convenient pic. It looks like California has both the largest nursing shortage and highest salary -- something to keep in mind for RNs looking to relocate or just entering school. It may be worth picking a California RN program, solely for the job opportunities afterward.
It may sound silly, but how many instructors have gotten charts/assignments/etc. from Nursing and Allied Health students that are just plain unreadable? The student may understand everything there is to know about cleaning wounds, taking precautions with patients on blood thinners and how to properly bathe an elderly patient, but they still can't spell ostomy or Coumadin or sputum.
We often shy away from using alternative teaching methods when working in adult education for fear of sounding juvenile. However, I ask you to think back to the last conference you were at. Did you appreciate the long lecture-style presentations or did you remember the presentations that used interactive activities, songs and/or games? We've been to dozens of conferences and find that while lecture style presentations are often informative, the presentations that get attendees talking are the ones that have the post variety and activity.
When we came out with our polling feature, we couldn't wait to announce it to the world. However, we've noticed that not everyone knows where to start with a polling tool. So for any instructors looking for tips on when and how to use our Polling feature (which is included in the cost of EHR Tutor) or has a clicker system, here are some general ideas that might lead you to some uses in the classroom.
It's always a little bit tricky to find a good balance between useful and quick activities to keep students busy the day before a holiday or break. You don't want to start teaching a new topic, but you don't want to completely waste the day away either.
Great instructors always pull from the world around them when introducing new concepts or discussing tricky situations with students. Does anyone remember when ER was on? There were a ton of great scenarios to discuss with Nursing students in almost every episode.
We found some great examples of weird, unexpected and common problems that come into the E.R. around Thanksgiving. This activity is great for students to complete before holiday vacation when you're not ready to start a new lesson, but you still want students thinking. We like to give prizes (or snacks) to the student to solves all the cases first. For a printable/editable version of this sheet click here.