The following resources highlight some of our recent work or supplement the work we do. We hope you find them useful and encourage you to share them in your networks.

We created this clinical judgement curricular checklist to help shed light on the extent to which the emphasis on clinical judgment is documented throughout the curriculum. Please feel free to download and use it as a guide.

NGN case study templates We created these templates to mimic those used in the Next Generation NCLEX. Please feel free to download and use them as you prepare your own NGN-style questions to use with your students.

Nurse educators can use this building resiliency tool  to evaluate the extent to which teaching-learning activities designed to develop resilient nurses is well integrated throughout the curriculum. In addition, faculty can use the tool to evaluate how well a specific course addresses resilience building.

We’re delighted to announce that Dr. Sportsman’s most recent book, The Leadership Trajectory: Developing Legacy Leaders-Ship, co-authored with Patricia Yoder-Wise and Karren Kowalski, won the AJN 2021 Book of the Year Award in the Nursing Management and Leadership category.

NCLEX Success Assessment Survey℠ 2.0 (N-SAS) – Establishing a Valid and Evidence-based Approach to Help Nursing Programs Achieve NCLEX Success Learn more about the evidence base for our popular NCLEX Success Assessment Survey℠ 2.0 (N-SAS) here.

Courageous Leadership Assessment Resources This document contains self-assessments on aspects of courageous leadership.

The Six-Point Cue Card for Handling Conflict This one-page document provides step-by-step guidance on handling any difficult discussion.

Building Nursing Leadership in the Classroom and Beyond This article, co-authored by Pat Yoder-Wise, Karren Kowalski, and Susan Sportsman, introduces their work on the Leadership Trajectory and its importance in developing competent nurse leaders in the classroom and beyond.

Nurse Educators’ Response to COVID-19 Dr. Sportsman wrote a white paper, published by Elsevier, that provides guidance for nurse educators as they adapt their teaching methods in response to the coronavirus pandemic. It addresses NCLEX testing, alternative approaches for clinical teaching, and staying connected while staying socially isolated.

Discussion Board Rubric to Stimulate Higher Order Thinking This table guides the reader in the development of a rubric for online discussion boards. It identifies criteria which represent higher order thinking, as well as behaviors that represent each criterion. The last column identifies specific higher order thinking that can be learned by an excellent post.

Academic Practice Partnerships for Advanced Practice Nurse Education:  A Call to Action”  This article, co-authored by Dr. Sportsman and published in the February, 2018 issue of Nurse Leader, identifies the top workforce planning issues for nursing leaders and discusses trends in RN-to-BSN education as well as new methods to assist with transitioning new nurses into practice settings.

“Concept-Based Curricula: State of the Innovation” This article, co-written by Dr. Sportsman and Tammy Pleasant, MSN, RN, and published in the July, 2017 edition of Teaching and Learning in Nursing, discusses the  strategies necessary to successfully develop, implement and evaluate a Concept-Based Curriculum.

“The Challenges Ahead for Texas Nurse Educators” Dr. Sportsman was part of a Task Force of Team Texas Action Coalition Committee working to increase the number of nurse educators available to teach in nursing programs. This White Paper written by the task force outlines strategies that Texas should take to increase the availability of nurse educators.

“Campaign for Action” Also produced by the Team Texas Action Coalition Committee is a video highlighting the benefits of working as a Nurse Educator.  We encourage you to share this video in your network in order to encourage nurses to consider nursing education as a career option.