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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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Self-reflection

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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MANE Summer Institute 2013

I attended a 2-day conference on the Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education collaborative curriculum. Day 1 was a general session on spiraling curriculum from an OCNE (Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education) from which MANE was modeled. Day 2 was a … Continue reading

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Minnesota Health Educator’s Conference 2013

Once again I had a wonderful time at the Minnesota Health Educator’s Conference.  This year we went to Brainerd and stayed at Madden’s on Gulls Lake.  It was a nice resort but they should have ordered better springtime weather. =) … Continue reading

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Mini-SUN conference, St. Paul, MN

I was lucky to attend a 1 day mini Simulation User Network conference sponsored by Laerdal and hosted by Regions hospital yesterday.  What an amazing day! The conference brought together simulation experts from industry and academia, and attendees included nurses, … Continue reading

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MANE Faculty Development: Maintaining Momentum for Change

Last Saturday I went to the first conference held by the Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education.  This group is a collaborative effort of several community colleges and one university nursing program who are putting together an entire nursing curriculum.  It … Continue reading

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