Understanding Clinical Research

Experimental or observational, case-control and cohort study, analytical and descriptive, randomised and non-randomised, outcome-exposure or exposure-outcome, risk of bias. Understanding how to read a research paper or start a research project is challenging and an important skill in nursing. Have a read of this article to help understand clinical research: Grimes, D. A., & Schulz,…

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Model’s of Praxis

This post started with an approach to look at praxis as part of change management but praxis appears to be much more than a single theory. Praxis or Process “Praxis (from Ancient Greek) is the process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is enacted, embodied, or realized. Praxis may also refer to the act of engaging, applying, exercising,…

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Resilience in Healthcare

Reflecting back on the last 12 months of posts, one in particular stood out on the Professionalism Versus Heroism in Nursing #Covid19. There are plenty of of resources around burnout and resilience but have a watch of this video on burnout by the ever entertaining Dr. Glaucomflecken [@DGlaucomflecken].

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Self-regulated learning: Beliefs, techniques, and illusions

Journal Club Article: Bjork, R. A., Dunlosky, J., & Kornell, N. (2013). Self-regulated learning: Beliefs, techniques, and illusions. Annual Review of Psychology, 64, 417-444. Recognition that learning occurs outside formal learning environments and with online information it will be increasingly unsupervised. The Self Regulated Learner: Become Sophisticated As A Learner The process to become a truly effective…

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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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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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Kirkpatrick 10 Requirements for an Effective Training Program

Learning & Development Training & Evaluation guidance for delivering quality education programs: ” we strongly suggest that you take the right steps to ensure that training is actually accomplishing what it was intended to do and contributing to the bottom line. Don’t think about evaluation in terms of demonstrating overall value until you are sure…

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Adult Learning

Introduce and provide an overview of adult learning: Knowles 4 principles Lifelong learning This is the second presentation from Nursing Education Network. All based on microlearning, they will be short quick snippets on education topics to provide an introductory overview. Adult Learning [Powerpoint version]Download

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Book Club: Visible learning for teachers: Maximizing impact on learning by John Hattie

Book Club: Hattie, J. (2012). Visible learning for teachers: Maximizing impact on learning. Routledge. 6 signposts towards education excellence: Teachers are one of the most powerful learning influencers, Teachers need to be passionately engaged, Teachers need to provide effective individualistic feedback, Both student and teacher need to know and understand the learning intentions, The learners construction of…

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Teamwork and team training in the ICU: Where do the similarities with aviation end?

Journal Club Article: Reader, T. W., & Cuthbertson, B. H. (2011). Teamwork and team training in the ICU: Where do the similarities with aviation end?. Critical care, 15(6), 313. Background Comparing the lessons learnt and development of team training approaches in the aviation industry to the complex needs of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The importance of teamwork…

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