Designing Online Nursing Education Based Upon Learning Science and High Impact Learning Strategies

Patricia Benner, R.N., Ph.D., FAAN John Benner, Ph.D. Candidate, School of Education, University of Washington, Seattle June  9, 2020 With the COVID-19 Pandemic, nurse educators must transform in-classroom teaching and learning to online learning. Understanding how students learn is the starting point for all teaching and learning, regardless of how a course is taught. Joshua …

COVID-19 Spotlight on Nursing and the Role of Art as a Moral Source for Empathy, Imagination and Caring

Patricia Benner, R.N., Ph.D., FAAN EducatingNurses.com, copyright May 10, 2020 The 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale finds nursing under the COVID-19 spotlight. While it will take years to capture and absorb what this time has meant, I encourage nurses on the front line to tell their stories; clarify and record their experiences. Rather than try to protect …

The Growing Conversation and Controversy on Rationing Urgent Care in the COVID-19 Pandemic — A Teaching-Learning Resource

My last article for EducatingNurses.com, “What Happens When Hospitals Run Out of Ventilators and Other Emergency Rescue Equipment,” joined the growing conversations about the prioritizing of ICUs, ventilators, oxygen supplies, etc. This article provides a review of published discussions around this current COVID-19 pandemic health care crisis. The article is designed as a source of …

What Happens When Hospitals Run out of Ventilators and Other Emergency Rescue Equipment?

Our overwhelmed, or soon to be overwhelmed hospitals, face rationing precious life-saving equipment, such as ventilators. Our national lack of preparedness for a global pandemic will, in the near future, force local physicians and nurses to ration ventilators and oxygen delivery equipment,  for patients and  Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for caregivers.  How do health care providers …

Rapid Change in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Being Flexible and Innovative in the Wake of Disruption

Patricia Benner, R.N., Ph.D., FAAN March 26, 2020 Amid this COVID-19 Pandemic, graduating the current senior nursing students and preparing all to graduate on time is critical to meeting health care needs with our current nursing shortage. We pause to reflect on how nurse educators can be innovative when the stakes are so high. I …

Nurses are stepping up to the plate in this COVID-19 Crisis

Nurses are stepping up to the plate in this COVID-19 Crisis. We’re reading and hearing about hand-made face masks, nurses and doctors who are marooned by lack of COVID-19 tests, and even isolation strategies needed within their own families! We have a venerable tradition of service, and it is wonderful to belong to such a …

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Finding Online Clinical Replacement Solutions During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Delayed availability of 2020 graduates would add to the crisis in our health care system that is struggling to care for patients in the COVID-19 pandemic. Patricia Benner, R.N., Ph.D. FAAN Copyright March 19, 2020 Most nursing schools are currently closed and are required to teach only online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, …

Science, Art, Aesthetics and Ethics; The Necessity of Openness and Compassion in Nursing

Patricia Benner, R.N., Ph.D., FAAN EducatingNurses.com Copyright February, 2020 With the next two EducatingNurses.com articles in February and March, we hope to re-invigorate the dialogue about the art and science of nursing with contributions by two outstanding Norwegian scholars, Dr. Kari Martinsen and Dr. Eva Gjengedal. Nursing as art and science might have once been …