(Solution) NR537 Week 8: Self-Assessment of NLN Nurse Educator Core Competencies

The Self-Assessment of Core Competencies is due on Wednesday of Week 8 at 11:59 p.m. MT. The guidelines and rubric are listed below as well as in the downloadable document. Self-Assessment Guidelines and Rubric (Links to an external site.) Use the worksheet that you have started in Week 1 to complete your Week 8 self-assessment. Purpose The purpose of this assignment is to complete a self-assessment of the NLN Nurse Educator Core Competencies and develop a goal to help meet this competen...
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(Solution) NR537 Week 8: Collaboration Café

A novice educator has completed presenting a new course for the first time. It is now time to review the evaluations submitted by the participants. From the 20 participants, 8 submitted the standardized evaluation form. Despite 4 of the participants rating the educator highly, there was one individual who was very critical of the content as well as the presentation. This participant noted that the educator mispronounced several words, that a major concept was not explained correctly, and that th...
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(Solution) NR537 Week 7: Performance Evaluation

The Performance Evaluation is due on Sunday of Week 7 at 11:59 p.m. MT. The guidelines and rubric are listed below as well as in the downloadable document. Performance Evaluation Guidelines and Rubric Download Performance Evaluation Guidelines and Rubric Purpose This assignment gives the MSN student the opportunity to apply information regarding providing constructive feedback to learners by developing a written evaluation. This summative evaluation will focus on a learner who is successful...
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(Solution) NR537 Week 7: Scholarly Discussion: Learner’s Behavior

One of your learners asks to speak to you privately about a concern. Upon entering your office and providing for privacy, the learner slowly and then more forcibly begins to speak. She tells you that she is considering filing a formal grievance against you for age discrimination. During the last formative evaluation conference, you identified concerns in the areas of (a) patient safety; and (b) application of knowledge related to medications. The learner identifies that after several in...
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(Solution) NR537 Week 7: Collaboration Café

You are responsible for the skills laboratory (either for mentoring a small group of new nurses or senior nursing students), and it is time for check-offs. You prepared four different scenarios, each requiring different nursing skills. You provided the learners with a basic overview of each scenario. The day before the check-off, you select the one scenario that will be used for the check-off, and prepare the skills laboratory. During the check-off, you are repeatedly amazed at how well-prepared...
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(Solution) NR537 Week 6: Collaboration Café

You agree to be the substitute clinical educator for a peer who is ill. The educator tells you that the learners are really good—every one of them. You can trust them to do a good job and answer questions. About 3 hours into the experience, you realize that one of the individuals is not doing a good job—she was unable to explain the purpose of medications, she forgot to complete the glucose monitor test, and now she has contaminated a dressing change for a central line. What would be your action...
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(Solution) NR537 Week 5: Rubric Development

The Rubric Development is due on Sunday of Week 5 at 11:59 p.m. MT. The guidelines and rubric are listed below as well as in the downloadable document. Rubric Development Guidelines and Rubric (Links to an external site.) Rubric Template (Links to an external site.) Tips on Writing a Rubric (Links to an external site.) Purpose This assignment provides the student with the opportunity to develop a rubric for a written assignment. The assignment requires the identification of a written lear...
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(Solution) NR537 Week 5 Collaboration Café

A learner asks for an extension for a written assignment. The learner states that he has just started chemotherapy for cancer and has not felt well, and that three more days would really make a huge difference. You grant the extension. It is now two days past the extension deadline and no assignment has been submitted. You contact the learner who says that he has missed the extended deadline because of illness, and he asks if he could have just one more day. You grant this, but identify there wi...
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(Solution) NR537 Week 4: Scholarly Discussion: Item Analysis

You are a member of a 3-person educational team that has developed a competency test that uses 50 multiple choice test questions to determine the knowledge and skill level of learners. After 30 learners have completed the competency test, the team conducted an item analysis. From the results, there are 10 questions that are identified as being problematic. One of the educators wants to consider each of these questions individually to see if one or more of the questions should be removed from the...
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(Solution) NR537 Week 4 Collaboration Café

You are part of an educational unit of four educators. The item analysis of the recent examination is being reviewed. During this process, one test question in particular upsets you. From the item analysis, you can see that the question has a discrimination index of .15 and several of the upper-level learners selected the same incorrect distractor. You believe that the distractor is worded poorly and is confusing to these students. You want to remove the item and give the students who missed it ...
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