Nursing EducatorQuote of the Month: How is nurse education changing?

“Becoming a nurse today is a major change from what was required even 10 years ago,” said Robert L. Anders, Dr PH, CS, CNAA, FAAN, ANEF, vice president of nursing at Fortis Colleges and Institutes, based in Baltimore. “The explosion of health care knowledge means educating nurses today requires a focus on ensuring competency to provide safe, cost-effective treatment within the context of caring.”

- Pop quiz! Do you know the top 5 medical discoveries?

- Why so many nurses are returning to school

- Don’t mention the “R” word – Retirement rates and the imminent threat of a nursing educator shortage

- Simulation goes global – check out this recent study on Filipino student satisfaction with simulation technology

- A nurse educator travels to Uganda to instruct local nurses and came away with her own lessons:

“It’s an education within itself when you see other people and how they live,” she said. “It opens up your eyes to the world.”

- In effort to create better communication, nursing and medical students should learn together

- Tech News: New technologies in nursing education and how to incorporate them into your classroom