Some nursing educators and programs aren’t satisfied until every single one of their students find NCLEX® and clinical success. Maria Grandinetti, Associate Professor, Wilkes University Passan School of Nursing, is a perfect example . . . Looking for a way to reinforce NCLEX-RN® pass rates in the accelerated cohort, Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA, implemented […]
Upon completion of nursing school, aspiring nurses must successfully pass the NCLEX exam before becoming certified clinicians. This makes the NCLEX a high-stakes exam with immense career implications. It is for this reason that students often ask the following questions: When should I start studying for the NCLEX? How much time each day should I […]
By Teresa Mauk, MSN, RN and Shanna R. Ingram, BSN, RN Last month, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) held their annual NCLEX® Conference, which provided a much-anticipated deeper look at the Next Generation NCLEX (NGN) project. Our educators joined thousands of others from around the United States and Canada as the […]
Distance learning and online assignments make the scholastic environment different, but it’s the relational component that many students miss the most.
Nursing School. An experience like none other. Eye-opening, grueling, exciting, trying, adventurous, informative — it’s all these things and more.
Finding creative ways to foster engagement and excitement for learning in the virtual classroom can be challenging, but it’s necessary for creating an environment of familiarity, togetherness, and shared goals.
With medical advances, patients are living longer with multiple health issues and chronic illness; therefore, it is more important than ever that all members of the healthcare team work together to provide patients with holistic care.
Nursing school is a time in your life that offers persistent contradictions. Exhilarating and exhausting. Dream-filled but doubt-laden. Rapturous highs mixed with ragged lows. This is the experience of a nursing student. But this isn’t a bad thing. In fact, the opposite is true . . . A quality nursing program will challenge and inspire […]
Surviving nursing school and preparing for the NCLEX® are both tall tasks in their own right, but, in the midst of a pandemic, their difficulty grows exponentially. This is why we love stories like this one from Megan Nardino, a recent graduate of the Practical Nursing Program at Marion Technical College.
To say that the start of the Fall 2020 academic term looks different than we thought it would is an understatement. As we looked forward to 2020 being the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, no one could have predicted just how poignantly timed this designation would be as nurses from all over the world have once again stood on the frontline of another healthcare crisis—the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.