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Keith conducted a full day workshop for our nursing department. It was an awesome day filled with immediately utilizable applications for both theory classes and clinical experiences. Keith’s interactive, engaging manner invoked a response in the room with energy so high it seemed electric. The faculty is eager to implement his clinical reasoning strategies to strengthen student learning.

Nan Walters, RN, Assistant DeanAustin Community College, Austin, Texas

Keith's clinical reasoning case studies really helped my students to identify relevant data, make connections and recognize nursing priorities. His clinical reasoning questions helped my students achieve a deeper understanding of their complex medical patients.

Karen Oostra, RN, MSNGrande Prairie Regional College, Alberta, Canada

Thank you so much for all that you do! Your book & blogs are breathing new life into our program. For so long we have wanted to make changes & your materials are providing the guidance we need to move forward. I have just received my copy of Think Like a Nurse and I am so excited to incorporate your wonderful ideas into our first year ADN curriculum!

Margie Kay, MS, Nursing FacultyMassasoit Community College, Brockton, MA

I’ve been teaching a four day NCLEX® review for our seniors this week and have used several of your case studies. It made our class so much more fun than the traditional "death by power point". 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/Director of the Center for Nursing SuccessCumberland University, Lebanon, TN

I LOVE the new case studies, and they are especially appreciated by my students. Thanks for all the work you are doing to enhance student learning!

Pamela K. Kemp, RN, MSN, CEN Assistant ProfessorNursing Delgado Community College Charity School of Nursing, New Orleans, LA

"I implemented Keith’s clinical reasoning case study on pneumonia/COPD. The students LOVED it. They were so engrossed in it that when I told them it was time to stop and discuss,for the first time ever asked for extra time to complete it!"

Cynthia Sterling-Fox, RN, MSN, FNP-CCUNY Medgar Evers College, Brooklyn, NY

"I just finished my first clinical rotation of using Keith’s Clinical Reasoning Care Plan instead of our traditional care plan. Great success! The students loved it, I loved it, and they report feeling much better prepared for patient care."

Rob Morris, RN, MSN , Nursing FacultyCollege of the Sequoias, Visalia, California

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