Author Archives: carriedickson

AWHONN Conference 2015, Long Beach

I’m back from another blogging hiatus, and feeling motivated after a fantastic and energizing conference.  I love conferences! This was my first conference with AWHONN, and by far the biggest of any conference I have attended.  When I saw how … Continue reading

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NLN Technology Conference 2013

Last weekend I attended the NLN Technology conference in Philadelphia, on the campus of Thomas Jefferson University.  It was a great weekend with experts in technology from all over the nursing education landscape.  There were many great sessions relating to … Continue reading

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Twitter for Nurse Educators

This seems like a good time to update and repost my Twitter 101.  I am heading to the NLN Technology conference where I am looking forward to meeting other nurse educators who will share their various ways of incorporating technology … Continue reading

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The other morning, I picked up my phone, opened an app, and typed the following words: “the kids won’t leave me alone while I’m trying to write a speech”. Then I thought about it for a while and wrote “The … Continue reading

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Summer simulation course

I had the pleasure of developing and running a summer simulation course this year.  This was the first elective nursing simulation course to be run at my college.  It was a great success! Developing the course and taking it through … Continue reading

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Minnesota Simulation Conference 2013

I went to an amazing conference on May 31st in Austin, MN on simulation in healthcare (and am just now getting to write about it).  I was part of the planning committee so it was especially exciting for me to … Continue reading

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Is 18 adulthood or is it not?

As I read the story of a young woman, Kate, from Florida, who is facing sex-crime charges for her relationship with a 14 year-old girl I was very conflicted.  I have spent several days thinking about how I feel about … Continue reading

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