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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Toolbox Tuesday: Remediation-Standardized Exam


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.


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AS11: Remediation-Standardized Exam
Environment
Classroom/Homework
Purpose
Standardized exams are very well developed assessments with excellent remediation tools. Having students be accountable to using these remediation tools helps them address gaps in their competency in a timely manner.
NCLEX® Connection
Reduction of Risk Potential
QSEN
Safety
Steps
     After your standardized exam, focus on 5 areas that were your weakest (this information will be on your exam report).  Complete the remediation activities for those 5 areas.
     HESI - Remediation worksheets and retake one practice exam.
     ATI - Take a nonproctored exam and get a certain score (ie. 90%).  Or create a 5 sentence case study based on the Review manual chapter most closely associated with that weak area.
     NOTE: When using the practice exams and requiring a prep practice or remediation practice, do not let students see the answers until all have taken the practice. Do allow them to take as many times as they need to. This will encourage studying and not just clicking through questions and then looking at what is correct/incorrect.
Supplies/Prep
     Comes with subscription to standardized testing exam.
Budget Concerns
Cost of standardized testing exam.
Comments
If you do not use a standardized testing service, one variation could include having students take a practice quiz/exam from an NCLEX® study guide.  
Environment
Classroom/Homework
Purpose
Standardized exams are very well developed assessments with excellent remediation tools. Having students be accountable to using these remediation tools helps them address gaps in their competency in a timely manner.
NCLEX® Connection
Reduction of Risk Potential
QSEN
Safety
Steps
     After your standardized exam, focus on 5 areas that were your weakest (this information will be on your exam report).  Complete the remediation activities for those 5 areas.
     HESI - Remediation worksheets and retake one practice exam.
     ATI - Take a nonproctored exam and get a certain score (ie. 90%).  Or create a 5 sentence case study based on the Review manual chapter most closely associated with that weak area.
     NOTE: When using the practice exams and requiring a prep practice or remediation practice, do not let students see the answers until all have taken the practice. Do allow them to take as many times as they need to. This will encourage studying and not just clicking through questions and then looking at what is correct/incorrect.
Supplies/Prep
     Comes with subscription to standardized testing exam.
Budget Concerns
Cost of standardized testing exam.
Comments
If you do not use a standardized testing service, one variation could include having students take a practice quiz/exam from an NCLEX® study guide.  
 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

NurseTimTUBE: Faculty Development for Educators

Dr. Mary Tarbox is a Professor of Nursing and Department Chair at Mount Mercy University. In this video, she discusses with Tim Bristol why her school uses NurseTim webinars for faculty development.

For more teaching resources, please visit the NurseTimTUBE Library!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Toolbox Tuesday: Explore NAMI Discussions


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.

CR10: Explore NAMI Discussions

Environment
Classroom
Purpose
Allows students to hear directly from individuals who suffer from mental illness.
NCLEX® Connection
Psychosocial Integrity
QSEN
Informatics, and can depend on focus
Steps
     Sign up for free access to the parents' section of NAMI. http://www.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=Child_and_Teen_Support&template=/Security/Login.cfm
     Do not participate in the NAMI discussions. Do not reply or post in the NAMI forum.
     Review some of the discussions. Report back to the class what you have discovered.
     Would you send a client's family here? Why or why not?
Supplies/Prep
     Internet access.
Budget Concerns
Minimal budget concerns if any.
Comments
You may have a different web site that you would prefer to have students review. Does not need to be a discussion forum. Be sure to review the site thoroughly before you send students.