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.

His innovative clinical reasoning case studies simulate current practice realities and are widely used and recommended by educators to help students think critically and apply knowledge to complex patient scenarios.

In 2022, he published Think Like a Nurse, a three-volume student textbook set that provides a practice-based perspective on essential content including professional identity formation, holistic care, civility in nursing, pathophysiology, and development of clinical judgment.

Dr. Rischer speaks widely at conferences and workshops on critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and strategies to close the academic-practice gap so graduates are prepared for practice and Next Generation NCLEX.

Driven by a passion for empowering, inspiring, and educating the next generation of nurses, in 2012 Keith launched KeithRN to achieve his vision of transforming nursing education by reimagining how nursing is taught using educational best-practices.

KeithRN is now a leading resource of strategies and tools to support faculty teaching and strengthen student learning by bringing clinical realities to class through an emphasis on clinical reasoning using salient case-based scenarios.

Thousands of nurse educators have successfully used KeithRN’s innovative tools that emphasize clinical reasoning using real-world patient-focused scenarios. The outcome is graduates who are practice-ready and Next Generation NCLEX prepared.

KeithRN has presented his work at conferences and workshops across the United States and Canada with thousands of nurse educators who have successfully used his innovative tools that emphasize clinical reasoning using real-world patient scenarios.

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