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NurseTim, Inc. provides faculty development through on-site consultations, conferences, and webinars. We have over 27 consultants nationwide and specialize in providing completely customizable on-site workshops for Nurse Educators. Our conferences encourage collaboration and critical thinking, and our webinar catalog has expanded to 100+ webinars, including 115+ contact hours. We look forward to working with you soon! Call or write us today at 866.861.2896 / workshops@nursetim.com

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

NCLEX® Nuggets for Faculty - Leveling Test Items

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When leveling test items, it is important to remember that most questions a student receives on NCLEX® will be at the application and analysis level. It is also important to remember that the most critical concepts are those often found in the fundamental nursing courses. For this reason, it is vital that faculty at all levels explore the development of test items for higher-order thinking. Dr. Bristol addresses the needs for leveling in this video.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

NCLEX® in Clinical Using HESI Scores

NCLEX® is a direct reflection of clinical practice. Faculty are often challenged to bring all the pieces together for students: clinical experiences, standardized testing results and NCLEX® preparation. Dr. Tim Bristol models an instructor preparing students for "clinical carding", an active learning strategy for clinical using standardized test results, NCLEX® client needs, and their real-life patient assignment. Clinical carding promotes student accountability for NCLEX® preparation at every level of every nursing program, while making standardized test results real and applicable to their clinical experiences.



Tuesday, August 8, 2017

NCLEX® Nuggets for Students - 15 Minutes to SAVE Time Studying


Success as a student often means being focused on the things that matter most. But what are those things, and how does one focus?

This video walks students through two quick processes that, when practiced, will consistently help them save time studying. Both strategies are based on the main reasons that students fail NCLEX®, and help the learner get to the main point quicker. The other advantage of these two strategies is that they both help the learner while providing bedside nursing care for clients.



The NurseTim® NCLEX® Review helps students save time studying. In 1-3 day onsite and online workshops, students develop habits of critical thinking on all levels. From passing NCLEX® to clinical competency, this time-saving and money-saving NCLEX® review will help you find success.

https://nursetim.com/nclex-preview/

Thursday, August 3, 2017

5 Ideas for Using Your NurseTim® Subscription

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We have over 900 programs nationwide we are working with and many of our ideas come from our subscribers! Here are 5 great ideas for using your NurseTim® subscription:
  1. Monthly lunch 'n learn
  2. Monthly abstract challenge
  3. Personal professional goals
  4. Preceptor or clinical adjunct tune-up
  5. Graduate student discussion starters
Watch the video for more details and how to implement each of these ideas!


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Every Student, Every Semester | NurseThink Notes Notebook


NurseThink Notes
NurseThink Notes

Merriam-Webster defines 'success' as 'favorable or desired outcome'. Using NurseThink Notes as part of your curriculum helps nursing students succeed!

This tool promises to help with improving critical thinking, prioritization, and saving time throughout nursing school. Use it in every class, clinical, and lab. Be sure to check out the orientation videos and sample chapters. Remember, if your program adopts NurseThink Notes as a required text for all students, you will receive the electronic version at no additional cost!
Student Success Tools include:
  • Best practice for study tips
  • Strategies for prioritizing care
  • Care categories for NCLEX® test plan
  • Quality and safety standards
  • NurseThink quick mnemonics
  • 20 concepts of care
  • Over 175 disease processes
  • High frequency patent alerts from AARP, AHRQ, CDC and Healthy People 2020



Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Toolbox Tuesday: Mock Code Variation


Toolbox Tuesday is a weekly blog series by NurseTim, a leader in faculty development and student preparation.

The tools featured each week are mapped to the NCLEX® Test Plan and the QSEN Competencies. These ready-to-use tools help educators quickly implement evidence-based learning strategies that engage learners. Never miss a tool by signing up to get blog updates via your favorite RSS Reader or email.


Download the pdf file here.


CR29: Mock Code Variation
Environment
Classroom or Clinical Learning Lab
Purpose
Students practice dysrhythmias and recognize interventions
NCLEX® Connection
Management of Care, Safety, Pharmacological and Parenteral Therapies, Physiological Adaptation
QSEN
Teamwork, Evidence-Based Practice, Safety
Steps
     Print out different cardiac rhythm strips on the top of different pieces of paper, these can come from your text, or review text (if required and have rights to use), you can obtain some from the internet if you seek permission.
     Pass out the papers to the class
     Give the students a time limit to look at the paper and list the top 3 nursing interventions that should be implemented based upon the strip provided.
Supplies/Prep
     Most textbooks have resources with different rhythm strips. 
Budget Concerns
Little to none.  Faculty can simply use materials from textbooks.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Toolbox Tuesday: Evaluate


Toolbox Tuesday is a weekly blog series by NurseTim, a leader in faculty development and student preparation.

The tools featured each week are mapped to the NCLEX® Test Plan and the QSEN Competencies. These ready-to-use tools help educators quickly implement evidence-based learning strategies that engage learners. Never miss a tool by signing up to get blog updates via your favorite RSS Reader or email.


Download the pdf file here.


CR28: Evaluate
Environment
Classroom, Lab
Purpose
To reinforce the evaluation process.  As nurse educators we often see the evaluation process as the easiest.  But if students do not know what they are looking for as signs that their implementations were effective, then students cannot succeed in this area.  
NCLEX® Connection
All Areas
QSEN
All Areas
Steps
     Place a ND on the Board
     Ask the students for an appropriate goal and intervention to obtain the goal.
     Ask the students to provide signs and symptoms that their interventions were adequate. 
     Ask either the same student or another student to explain why that is an appropriate nursing intervention.
     Variation – do the same activity with a scenario
     Variation – have multiple copies of interventions.  You can use CR26 and CR 27 and CR 28 together.  Have them team up, the NI with the appropriate evaluation.
Supplies/Prep
     Paper 
Budget Concerns
None if do the standard.  Expense could include a scenario text if the school has not already adopted one, or they could be faculty created.
Comments
Use Socratic teaching methods to assist the students to include all of the ND or rule out any that are not appropriate for this patient.