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May 01, 2018

Top 6 Reasons to Run In-Service Education

I think nurse educators will agree when I say: Ensuring staff are up-to-date with the latest clinical knowledge and skills is key. However, many nurse educators are often left wondering: “What’s the best way to ensure staff are up-to-date?” Well, it turns out in-service provides the perfect solution towards enhancing
April 22, 2018

8 Ways to Motivate Adult Learners

Motivation is one of the cornerstones of adult learning. The higher the levels of motivation, the greater the learning that takes place. Therefore, nurses are more likely to successfully engage in continuing education when they feel motivated. So how do we, as nurse educators, motivate our nurses to learn? Eight
April 16, 2018

Training Needs Analysis (TNA): The Key to Effective Nursing Education

The following article is an example of how I conducted a training needs analysis (TNA) in my organisation. Conducting a training needs analysis Planning is key when conducting a training needs analysis. By answering the following questions, I was able to understand how I could effectively close a practice gap
April 09, 2018

How to Engage Adult Learners

Engaging adult learners in the classroom is one of the most challenging tasks for nurse educators. However, there are a number of teaching strategies that are based on adult learning principles that nurse educators can use to engage adult learners: Encourage adult learners to share prior experiences Facilitate interactive learning
March 28, 2018

The Role of Memory in Learning: Increasing the Impact of Education

As nurse educators, we can improve our learners’ ability to apply the knowledge that we teach by using methods that assist with recall and the formation of long-term memories. Memory and learning are closely linked concepts. Our ability to learn, and repeatedly apply that learning to practice, depends on our