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Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals for the Classroom

SMART Goals: An Overview

The SMART framework is a foundational tool meant to help individuals and organizations set purposeful goals and see results. SMART goals can take objectives to the next...

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Teaching Best Practices in Phlebotomy

Phlebotomy is the surgical puncturing of a vein to collect and draw blood, whether for laboratory tests or blood donation. Employment in this healthcare profession is projected to grow 25 percent...

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“I Wish Someone Had Told Me”

When you graduate from Nursing School, you think you have learned all the skills you need to be prepared for working in the real world. Whether you’re working in a hospital, nursing home, or...

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True or False: Teach the Facts about Cervical Cancer

All women are at risk to get cervical cancer, although it usually affects women over the age of 30. Although it used to be the leading cause of cancer death for women in the United States, rates...

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How Transparency Supports Simulation Learning

This post was written by Robin Gosdin, RN, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program Director and Instructor at Cleburne Independent School District (ISD), which is in Cleburne, Texas. She began...

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Prepare Students to Treat LGBTQ Seniors

Currently, there are more than 39 million people in the United States that are age 65 years or older. This number includes over 2.4 million people who openly identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual,...

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Tips for Building a Standardized Patient Program, Part 2

This is Part Two of a two-part series; read Part One here.

Once standardized patients (SPs) have been recruited into your program, the next steps include casting, scripting, and, finally, of...

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Tips for Building a Standardized Patient Program

One of the challenges for nursing and healthcare education programs that want to use simulation scenarios is deciding whether or not to use standardized patients (also called standardized...

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Teaching Prevention Strategies for Seasonal Influenza in Healthcare Settings

Each year, five to 20 percent of U.S. residents catch the flu, and many will seek care in healthcare settings such as pediatrician offices, urgent-care centers, doctor's offices, and even...

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Winter Reading List for Nurse Educators

1. From Exhausted to Extraordinary: Strategies to Reverse Nurse Fatigue by Renee Thompson, DNP, RN, CMSRN

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