Competency-Based Assessment
November 29, 2018

Refining Competency-Based Assessment

Driven by the need for greater accountability and the ability to support students learning at their own pace, competency-based assessment and learning has been a feature of healthcare education for the past 50 years. Gone are the days when simply completing a training course was considered enough to ensure proficiency.

November 08, 2018

How to Write Learning Goals – 10 Tips for Nurses, Midwives and Other Health Professionals

According to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s (NMBA) 2016 Guidelines for continuing professional development: “You will get most benefit from your CPD activities by planning your learning goals and the activities to meet these goals, completing your CPD and then recording reflections on your learning” (NMBA, 2016). All

October 16, 2018

Using Technology to Engage Nurses in Continuing Education

Last week, I had lunch with several of my educator colleagues who were expressing their frustrations about cell-phone usage in hospital settings. Following that conversation, I decided to look at the evidence. I was shocked to discover that adults living in the United States spend an average of 3-5 hours

Care to Learn Podcast
September 27, 2018

Care to Learn Podcast Episode 4: Erin Wakefield

In this episode of the Care to Learn Podcast Erin Wakefield, an experienced Perioperative Clinical Nurse Educator, speaks about simulation-based education, transition shock, successful preceptorship programs and much more… Click here to listen to episode 3 of the Care to Learn Podcast.   Podcast Transcript Wayne: From Ausmed Education, hello

Interprofessional Education in Healthcare
September 26, 2018

Interprofessional Education in Healthcare – Exploring the Benefits

Interprofessional education (IPE) occurs when students from two or more professions learn about, from and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes (WHO 2010). First introduced nearly 50 years ago, interprofessional education has been endorsed by the World Health Organisation for over twenty years, yet it

Challenges of Education in Rural and Remote Settings
September 05, 2018

Overcoming Challenges of Education in Rural and Remote Settings

Rural hospitals account for more than fifty percent of all hospitals in the United States. Rural health centres provide a wide range of essential services including: acute care, ambulatory care, and emergency medical and psychiatric services (HRSA, 2018). Nurse educators that are charged with the assessment, implementation and evaluation of

Care to Learn Podcast
August 28, 2018

Care to Learn Podcast Episode 3: Zoe Youl

In this episode of the Care to Learn Podcast Zoe Youl, Nurse Planner and Event Education Manager at Ausmed Education, speaks about transitioning from clinical work to an educator role, how to plan, develop and run a successful educational event and much more… Click here to listen to episode 2

Increasing Attendance at Your In-Service
May 15, 2018

In-Service: 5 Ways to Enable Nurses to Attend

Knowing how to plan and provide an effective in-service training session is great. But it’s only half the story. What if only a handful of nurses actually attend the session? One of the problems that clinical nurse educators face is ensuring that nurses can access the education that they design.

May 01, 2018

Top 6 Reasons to Run In-Service Education

I think nurse educators will agree when I say: Ensuring staff are up-to-date with the latest clinical knowledge and skills is key. However, many nurse educators are often left wondering: “What’s the best way to ensure staff are up-to-date?” Well, it turns out in-service provides the perfect solution towards enhancing

April 16, 2018

Training Needs Analysis (TNA): The Key to Effective Nursing Education

The following article is an example of how I conducted a training needs analysis (TNA) in my organisation. Conducting a training needs analysis Planning is key when conducting a training needs analysis. By answering the following questions, I was able to understand how I could effectively close a practice gap