Nurse Educator Role: A Guide For The New Nurse Educator

Starting out as a nurse educator can be a daunting and ‘thrown in at the deep end’ experience. Teaching to students, colleagues and other nurses in the workplace or higher education setting presents an array of challenges. But now you’re in the role, your expected to be able to deliver many types of education and…

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The Blockchain

What is a Blockchain? “A blockchain, originally block chain, is a growing list of records, called blocks, that are linked using cryptography. Each block contains a cryptographic hash of the previous block, a timestamp, and transaction data” (Wikipedia, 2020). Healthcare Application In healthcare the blockchain could help with medical records, connectivity, privacy and security. Understand…

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Nursing Education Network Yearly Stats

As part of open access and transparency, here is a performance summary of our blog. The blog remains a free resource to access for anyone interested in nursing education theory.

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Workplace Learning

Looking into the perspectives of education, training and lifelong learning in the workplace are important aspects for those interested in education. It is also advisable to look outside healthcare for a lens into the sociology of work. Some key terms for workplace learning: formal learning informal informal hierarchy power culture teamwork mentorship role modelling community…

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Entrustable Professional Activities (EPA)

Competency Training in Healthcare “A critical part of professional work that can be identified as a unit to be entrusted to a trainee once sufficient competence has been reached” Ten Cate (2005). “Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) are important work tasks that trainees need to be able to perform with supervision at a distance by the…

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The Science and Art of Nursing

The challenge for nurse training is balancing the historical ‘handmaiden’ viewpoint of the nurse with theoretical concepts and scientific research (evidence based practice). Delivering empathetic holistic care and ensuring evidence based practice is delivered is a quite a challenge. What is the impact of national standardised practice, can one standard really be best practice across…

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Job roles of the 2025 Medical Educator

Journal Club Article: Simpson, D., Marcdante, K., Souza, K. H., Anderson, A., & Holmboe, E. (2018). Job roles of the 2025 medical educator. Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 10(3), 243-246. Keywords: future ready, adaptability, devices, future systems, curator, role model, medical educator. Background: Need to understand these changes and design education to be consistent with the roles…

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PEARLS Debriefing Tool (Journal Club)

Journal Club Article: Eppich, W., & Cheng, A. (2015). Promoting Excellence and Reflective Learning in Simulation (PEARLS): development and rationale for a blended approach to health care simulation debriefing. Simulation in Healthcare, 10(2), 106-115. About PEARLS Promoting Excellence And Reflective Learning in Simulation [PEARLS] is an integrated conceptual framework for a blended approach to debriefing. The PEARLS…

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Formative & Summative Assessment

Introduce and provide an overview of formative & summative assessment: Describe key concepts related to formative and summative assessment Formative and summative assessment in healthcare Making learning visible Key learning resources

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