IntelliStem Writer www.intellistemwriter.com Use of innovative tools can help the instructor to ensure test security, meet testing standards, and cut development time. Creating sound multiple choice and multiple select test questions can take up to an hour for each question if creating them without the use of a test bank, which often can be found…

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Facts on the Nursing Shortage in North America This is a great article that explains the facts on the nursing shortage. We continue to talk about the shortage, but seem to get must speed on the resolution of the problem. This article has recommendations from the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International.

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Attached are the results of my recent research study regardomg onboarding and orientation of new faculty. As we know, new nurse educators are often not familiar with what is expected when starting to teach nor what professional development goals are needed.  They often struggle with execution of important competencies  and need directions and support during…

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Keeping a positive mental attitude in the face of difficulty isn’t easy. In fact, according to psychologists, our brains seem to be hardwired to focus on the negative, as studies have shown. However, there is some positivity to focus on: many studies have also demonstrated that positivity an “attitude of gratitude” and engaging in regular…

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The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) had just provided information that will be useful to nurse educators as they help nursing students to understand the Ebola crisis. AACN has created a new Ebola Resource Section on their website: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/news/articles/2014/ebola-resources.  They also want ideas for possible webinar topics and other educational programming that AACN…

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CDC has changed the guidelines for health care workers treating patients with Ebola. http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2014/fs1020-ebola-personal-protective-equipment.html 

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I have added a new section under services where I discuss curriculum support. I highlight how standardization of curriculum and use of publisher’s products and resources and help new faculty and assist experience faculty to find new instructional strategies. We have a team of subject matter experts who can help with curriculum support and/or development.

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