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An Introduction to Active Learning

Posted by Nursing Educator on Nov 2, 2017 11:30:26 AM

What is Active Learning?

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Tags: nursing, active learning, interactive learning, student engagement

Skyscape Nursing Constellation Plus Vs. Nursing Central

Posted by Nursing Educator on Mar 7, 2016 4:44:59 PM

Nurses have played an important role throughout history, be it in the emergency room, maternity ward, at the patients home or in the jungles of far off continents. With so many specialties and programs for modern nurses to choose from, now more than ever their schooling is at the forefront of the job.

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How to Thrive, not Merely Survive as a Nursing Student

Posted by Nursing Educator on Jan 28, 2016 12:54:24 AM

https://youtu.be/bDWEA9HKDe0

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Clinical Log aka nTrack – HIPAA Compliant Tool

Posted by Nursing Educator on Jan 28, 2016 12:50:32 AM

 

Students need to be adequately prepared for the real-life clinical environment. Paper based clinical logs can get lost and don’t offer aggregate reporting.

Developed in collaboration with pre-licensure and graduate nursing programs, nTrack allows students to track their clinical experience and patient encounters. Additionally they can track time spent with each patient and at clinical site.

nTrack App is part of the nTrack Clinical Log system, which can be customized and deployed at your institution.

Faculty Benefits:

  • It’s better than a paper Blue book – our electronic log will reduce your workload by allowing you to quickly review students’ clinical logs and provide feedback online
  • Ability to provide ongoing feedback throughout each course
  • Track clinical experiences and check-offs throughout students education
  • View individual’s performance or aggregate data across the program
  • Easy access to data required for program accreditation
  • Documentation on individual’s performance for credits and graduation requirements

Student Benefits:

  • Access to vital nursing information at the point of care
  • Receive faculty feedback in near real-time
  • Gain experience entering data into an EHR-like system
  • Documentation for portfolios when applying for employment

Try the free app and contact us to find out how easy it is to customize the content and adopt the system in your curriculum.

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Snapword - Gamification of Nursing and Medical Education

Posted by Nursing Educator on Dec 12, 2015 12:56:34 AM

Gamification of education - Is it a buzz or the way millennials learn, retain and recall knowledge?

Why gaming in eLearning?

  1.  Games are fun, have levels, tolerate failure, are competitive, award points and badges
  2. Games on mobile devices offer flexible learning environment
  3. Self paced with instant feedback

Skyscape has developed Snap Word gaming platform which includes a free APP with:

  • Cue cards and answers that are grouped into levels and modules
  • Coins are earned or traded for hints and certificates awarded at completion of each level

Use your imagination to create your game cards and distribute to student group(s).  Get started with our library that includes:

  • 500+ skeletal, muscular and organ systems images
  • Add calculations, clinical scenarios or NCLEX questions

We’ve built the framework but the possibilities are  endless.

Try the free app and contact us to discuss how we can work together to gamify the classroom.

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Tags: Education

How to Keep Your Smart Device Sanitary

Posted by Nursing Educator on Dec 1, 2015 5:09:35 PM

Please raise your hand if you've ever dropped your phone on the ground.

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Smart Device Academic Policy

Posted by Nursing Educator on Dec 1, 2015 5:09:21 PM

If your school or program is considering instituting a mobile program into their curriculum, then you might need to develop an academic policy to keep everything in check. Below we have a general outline of an academic policy that can help you develop your own.

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SkillsHub - Get Ready for the Workplace

Posted by Nursing Educator on Apr 23, 2015 12:58:55 AM
Prepare your students for the workplace

 

Get away from the paper-based checklists and using text books that were obsolete at time of print. Skyscape's Skills Hub platform allows you to spend more time teaching and impacting outcomes by:

  • Electronically giving immediate feedback to students and running reports without the paperwork burden
  • Generating aggregated reports for accreditation

SkillsHub Platform is already packed with features and we have planned enhancements that will allow students to upload videos for peer review and for faculty grading and much more…

Students benefit by:

  • Learning from clear step-by-step instructions with links to evidence based material
  • Learning by observing videos and critiquing
  • Tracking skills performed in the Lab and/or Clinic and build a portfolio
  • Answering NCLEX type questions

Try the free app and contact us to find out how easy it is to customize the content and adopt the system in your curriculum.

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Tags: Education, Nursing

Mobiles Lead Haiti Into the Future

Posted by Nursing Educator on May 30, 2012 11:32:26 AM

Tim J. Bristol, PhD, RN, CNE

The use of handheld technology has proven time and again to be crucial to healthcare over the past two decades. In many developing countries this is no exception. When a hand held device can have books, notes, and even communication tools (link to other professionals) it is an essential part of planning for the future of any healthcare system.

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Tags: Nursing, haiti, mobile, nursing, skyscape

Integrating Active Learning in your Curriculum

Join us for an hour to learn how you can integrate active learning in your program. In this hour we will be unfolding case studies for success.

Who should view?

  • New educator or a seasoned educator looking for new ideas on how to engage the classroom and integrate active learning.
  • Educators that want to integrate NCLEX preparation into their curriculum.
  • Educators looking to identify at-risk students early on and implement solutions to help them succeed.

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