Emotional Savings Account
April 16, 2019

The Nurse’s Emotional Savings Account

Nursing can be an emotionally taxing career, and working in any healthcare setting can take a toll over time. If you’re a prudent, forward-thinking, and emotionally intelligent nurse, you may already know how to practice good self-care and make deposits to your emotional savings account for future moments when the

Problem Based Learning
February 26, 2019

PBL: Problem, Practice or Project Based Learning?

The acronym PBL is used widely in academic literature but what does it stand for? Problem-based learning, practice-based learning, or even project-based learning? As Cambell (2014) points out having so many possible meanings can be unhelpful and confusing. So how can healthcare educators make sense of PBL and choose the right

Nurse Career Development
January 29, 2019

High-Level Nurse Career Development

When nurses navigate their nursing career journey, there are many choices to be made as that process develops. While nurses can move the career needle on their own, the organisations that employ them can also play a large part in nurses’ professional success if they choose to invest in their

Effective Feedback
December 19, 2018

How to Give Effective Feedback: 6 Tips for Nurse Educators

Effective feedback is a very important process that occurs in nursing practice. When delivered effectively, feedback can: Improve performance; Aid in learning; Help individuals understand their strengths and deficits; Allows learners to implement strategies to strengthen and improve their practice; and Ultimately improve patient care and outcomes. Given the potential

Learner Assessment
November 27, 2018

Assessing Learner Performance – 5 Principles of Assessment

Assessing a learner’s clinical performances is a complex process that is vital to nursing. Learner assessment is used to describe the learner’s abilities to perform skills with appropriate knowledge and attitudes, and to determine if capability for practice is demonstrated (Helminen, Coco, Johnson, Turunen & Tossavainen, 2016). In Australia, capability

New Nurse Educators
August 14, 2018

6 Practical Tips for New Nurse Educators

The transition from clinical work into a nurse educator role is often accompanied by a number of challenges including: organisational culture, reluctant managers, financial constraints, resistance from staff and a general lack of teaching experience. However, you can overcome these challenges: Here are 7 practical tips that new nurse educators

The Future of Teaching and Learning
July 18, 2018

The Changing Nature of Teaching and Learning

Technological advances are transforming the way education is developed and provided within the healthcare industry. But how exactly is teaching and learning changing? And what must nurse educators know to ensure they are future-ready? Here are a few areas that nurse educators should be aware of to ensure they are