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Nurse Educator Guide to Develop Clinical Judgment

KeithRN Clinical Reasoning Case Studies & NEW KeithRN Clinical Judgment Rubric!

Nurse educators must create a curriculum that ensures students develop expected levels of clinical judgment to pass the NCLEX and provide safe patient care after graduation. Use KeithRN Clinical Reasoning Case Studies and score students’ performance with a powerful tool that quantitatively measures and assesses students’ clinical judgment skills.

Sign up to receive a free KeithRN NextGen Reasoning Case Study, the new KeithRN Clinical Judgment Rubric, a scoring sheet, and a faculty guide.

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New – Faculty Guide to Develop Clinical Judgment (2nd ed.)

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Meet Keith

Meet Keith

Keith Rischer, Ph.D., RN, CCRN, CEN, is an author, nurse educator, and expert clinician with more than 35 years of experience who is recognized as a thought leader on clinical judgment and its importance for safe nursing practice and improving patient outcomes.

Driven by a passion for inspiring and educating the next generation of nurses, Dr. Rischer launched KeithRN in 2012 to pursue his vision of transforming nursing education. Using active learning and evidence-based teaching strategies, his tools and resources empower nurse educators to develop clinical judgment essential for safe practice.

KeithRN Case Studies are practical, interactive and a user-friendly strategy built on a clinical judgment model that will provide your students with the skills to be successful in your course, NextGen NCLEX, and in practice as new nurses.

— Tiffany Condren, MSN, RNC, CHSE
Assistant Professor of Nursing | Simulation Coordinator William Jewell College

More Reviews from Nurse Educators

Keith is a gift to nursing, and his Think Like a Nurse membership is desperately needed at this time. He has developed tools for educators to bring real-life into our classrooms. This will prepare our students for real-world practice. I truly believe this down-to-earth, concise, and organized forum will lay the foundation for the development of the Registered Nurse. KeithRN is the real deal and different than any other platform to empower educators to implement needed change.

— Sherry Nantroup, RN, MSN, FNP-C, Nursing ProfessorPierce Community College

Using decades of clinical experience and education, Keith provides foundational knowledge and reasoning that guides any nurse towards effective clinical judgment. As a student nurse, I’ve benefited from this book to build and establish critical thinking as it applies to the nursing process.

— Noah Robins, Nursing StudentUniversity of West Georgia

Thanks to the KeithRN curriculum, we have truly transformed our classroom, lab, and clinicals. My program has shown a complete turnaround as a direct result of your membership (particularly the case studies). By the way, we have had a 100% pass rate this year for the third year in a row, even in the midst and challenges of COVID-19.

— Hutch Hutchinson, RN, BSN, DirectorBedford School of Practical Nursing

I've been teaching a four-day NCLEX review for our seniors and have used several of your case studies. It made our class so much more fun than the traditional 'death by PowerPoint.' I am excited to help them learn to 'think like a nurse' using your method. Thank you!

— Joy Kimbrell, RN, MSN, Assistant Professor of Nursing and DirectorCenter for Nursing Success, Cumberland University

Your case studies have our nursing students connecting the dots and asking ‘does this make sense?’ in alignment with the patient’s story. You can almost see the lightbulbs’ brightening the room as they begin to think like a nurse. Thank you for your work inspiring the strength of our next generation of nurses.

— Tami Vanderwerf RN, BSN-CPN, Nurse Educator AssociateClackamas Community College

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