The Associates Degree in Nursing is the first degree many nurses receive — it meets the needs of students who may not have the time or financial resources to go into a 4-year Bachelor's of Science in Nursing degree.
This 2-year option prepares students to take National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses — which they must pass in order to work as registered nurses.
Health Professions Pathways Leader Guide and Learning Modules.
The 18 Healthy People 2020 learning modules include objectives, lecture materials, learning activities, instructor guides, and quizzes. Free Continuing Education credits are also provided for completion of the learning modules.
The Institute of Healthcare Improvement Open School offers a growing catalog of online courses on improvement capability, patient safety, triple aim for populations, person- and family-centered care, leadership, and quality, cost, and value. All the courses are free for students, residents, and faculty. Register online to access these free resources. One of the IHI Open School’s goals is for schools and organizations around the world to integrate the courses into their curricula and training programs, giving learners the opportunity to gain these crucial skills that will help them become change agents in health care.
Here is a QSEN link that gives ideas on how to use the IHI Open School
The Nurse of the Future (NOF) from the Massachusetts Department of Education website gives you a list of competencies similar to QSEN and NLN. The linked PDF file provides learning activities on how to achieve the competencies for RN students.
Competency Tool Kit from NOF: Multiple Learning Activities for Student Learning Outcomes and Competencies for the RN student arranged by Student Learning Outcome including Communication, Evidence Based Practice, Informatics and Technology, Leadership, Patient Centered Care, Professionalism, Quality and Improvement, Safety, Systems Based Practice, and Teamwork & Collaboration.
Simulation Link from NOF
The National League for Nursing Teaching Strategies for PN Curriculum is listed by NLN competency and integrating concept. It is designed for PN Curriculum but has not been leveled to the PN and could easily be used for an RN program.
Other resources for teaching from NLN
Videos to use in your classroom from the QSEN website (Videos on actual cases where patients were harmed).
Culturally Competent Nursing Care: A Cornerstone of Caring is an excellent learning module on giving culturally competent nursing care. Free CEU’s are available for completion.
Cultural Competency Curriculum for Disaster Preparedness and Crisis Response. Free CEU’s provided.