Team of Teams

Book Club: McChrystal, G. S., Collins, T., Silverman, D., & Fussell, C. (2015). Team of teams: New rules of engagement for a complex world. Penguin. “Technology and human behaviours have transformed dramatically in the past few decades, but organizations have not kept up. The pace of disruption has become overwhelming and unpredictable” McChrystal Group. I must…

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Basic Model of Supervision

Journal Club Article: Milne, D., Aylott, H., Fitzpatrick, H., & Ellis, M. V. (2008). How does clinical supervision work? Using a “best evidence synthesis” approach to construct a basic model of supervision. The Clinical Supervisor, 27(2), 170-190. Background: One of the major challenges hindering the further development of clinical supervision has been poor conceptualization in both theory…

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Happy International Day of Education Jan 24th

Jan 24th: Happy International Day of Education aiming for inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong opportunities for all. UNESCO: International Day of Education

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The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies

Journal Club Article: Belshaw, D. (2016). The essential elements of digital literacies. ” This is the kind of book that still requires some work on the part of the reader to translate into practical action. In other words, this isn’t a handbook. “ Importance of how to learn, Skills are not learned in isolation, but…

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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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