Aretha Franklin made the following R&B song by Otis Redding famous with her demand for a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T. This demand for respect is not unique to only women, but crosses both genders (click the link for a blast to a 1990 rendition!). From my vantage point, for all the talk of “celebrating diversity” in education, this is easier said then done… Read More…Details
NANDA nursing diagnostic statements can be a barrier to identifying the current care priority when the status of a patient changes. Dorothy Del Bueno found that new nurses were unable to exercise correct clinical judgment at a basic level to RESCUE (identify the problem and then intervene) their patient in a simulated scenario. The reason… Read More…Details
Based on the Carnegie Foundations educational research recommendations in Educating Nurses, I propose 3 steps that if implemented by educators NOW could turn the Titanic away from the iceberg of NCLEX decline. Read More…Details
If you have seen your NCLEX pass rates decline 9-10% welcome to the NEW NORMAL.This is the average nationwide decline! This is a cause for concern and alarm in nursing education! But it doesn’t have to be this way
In addition to the 5+ “rights” related to safe med administration that every student and educator can readily list from memory, can you readily identify and list the 5 “rights of clinical reasoning?
Did you even know that there are 5 “rights” related to clinical reasoning? There are!
As nurse educators do we recognize that THINKING is also a SKILL that must be PRACTICED? But more importantly, are we providing consistent use of ACTIVE learning strategies that emphasize clinical reasoning so that theory content can be APPLIED and PRACTICED in our classrooms? Read More…Details