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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.


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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.


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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.     

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Toolbox Tuesday: Nursing Interventions


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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CR27: Nursing Interventions
Environment
Classroom, Lab
Purpose
To reinforce nursing interventions  
NCLEX® Connection
All Areas
QSEN
Depends on Areas.
Steps
     Premake signs with different Nursing Interventions on them (You can use a piece of paper, or a 3X5 notecard.  Each card can only have one intervention on it)
     Present the medical illness and s/s etc on the board
     When you get to the point of normally informing the students of the appropriate nursing interventions, instead, ask the students to raise their card if they believe they have an appropriate nursing interventions.
     Ask either the same student or another student to explain why that is an appropriate nursing intervention.
     Variation – ask all those with appropriate NI to go to front of room, and get in priority order.
     Variation – do the same activity with a scenario
     Variation – have multiple copies of interventions.  You can use CR26 and CR 27 together.  Have them team up, the NI with the appropriate ND.
Supplies/Prep
     Paper 
Budget Concerns
Little to no cost if you use the basic format presented above.  However, if you do not have a great deal of scenarios, or your school has not adopted a text, you may need to purchase a book or two. 
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.     

Thursday, July 6, 2017

6 NCLEX® Video Resources for Nurse Educators


Lab and simulation learning experiences are the times where students are engaging key concepts that will be a priority during NCLEX®. This is because  NCLEX® is all about clinical. This video gives one example of how to bring NCLEX® into each lab and simulation learning experience.


This short video will teach you a strategy to make learning more relevant for your students. Show students how applicable NCLEX® is in every aspect of the curriculum. Using NCLEX® in class also helps you make it more real.


When you have NCLEX® in clinical, you are essentially going to the heartbeat of NCLEX®. NCLEX® is designed to assess the readiness of a student to be in a clinical environment. What will that experience be for that brand new nurse? In this video, NurseTim takes a few minutes to give you some ideas on how to teach NCLEX® in clinical.

A good video for your students to watch and learn how to use their HESI scores to increase their learning during clinical.


Why pass NCLEX® the first time? When student don’t pass NCLEX® the first time, there are many losses and risks that are involved. Students should be careful to develop habits during nursing school that allow them to be well-prepared for taking NCLEX® as soon as possible. Don’t wait to take NCLEX®. Take it right away and make sure you are practicing your quizzing/test-taking skills daily until you take the NCLEX®. Taking a vacation or working extra hours between graduation and taking NCLEX® can put you at risk of failure. In this NCLEX® Nugget video, Dr. Bristol helps you unpack the "So what?" of passing NCLEX® the first time.


Need more help creating a path to NCLEX® success? Want your students to develop HABITS that last a life time? With each step of the NCLEX® Review students will identify their own gaps and be given a toolbox that will help them quickly analyze high level problems and answer correctly. NCLEX® Review takes your students right to the heart of everything they need to master order to pass NCLEX® and be a successful nurse.

Looking for more resources? Check out our NurseTim NCLEX® webinars!


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Toolbox Tuesday: Hands-off My Hand-off


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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CL26: Hands-off My Hand-off
Environment
Clinical
Purpose
Students need to practice their handing off and receiving of patients. 
NCLEX® Connection
Physiological Adaptation
QSEN
Safety, Teamwork
Steps
     Start clinical rotation. 
     You can be flexible about time frame, but sometime into clinicals have your students give report to a classmate.
     Now the new student takes over that patient care.
     You can be flexible about time frame, but sometime into clinicals have your students give report and trade back.
     At the end of clinical, have the students compare their assessment of that patient and see what they noticed about the patient’s care.
Supplies/Prep
     None
Budget Concerns
None.