Category Archives: Education


What I’m reading today

References   1. Shaw RJ1, Sperber MA, Cunningham T. Online Social Media as a Curation Tool for Teaching. Nurse Educ. 2015 May 21. PMID: 26001748. This case study shows how students used online social media to disseminate curated knowledge to … Continue reading

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Nurse Curator as an integral part of a staff development program.

I’m trying to come up with a job description and a program of “Nurse Curators”. In my vision each unit would have one, and then there would be one in #education and one in administration. The roles of these nurses … Continue reading

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Did you know it was easy to produce your own #FOANed Content?

DoodlecastPro-2015-03-30-04-03-07 You don’t need a studio or expensive equipment to produce your own FOANed content.  Everyone has access to PowerPoint.   Make your slides, concert them to PDF and in my case I send them to my iPad to an … Continue reading

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Do you want to provide certification prep classes for your staff but can’t afford it.  Well here’s an idea.  There is a ton of free, open source material out there that you can use.  You just have to put it … Continue reading

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Certification FAIL!

A co worker of mine recently got a specialty certification.  It really doesn’t matter which one.  Prior to taking the certification exam, she paid good money to take a review course, and had planned her testing for the day after … Continue reading

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Is CEN enough?

It would be nice if all Emergency Room Nurses were CEN’s, Certified Emergency Nurses. But is that enough in today’s emergency departments with what ED nurses are called upon to do.  The CEN exam focuses on Emergency Care, initial stabilization … Continue reading

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