WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Boasting virtual simulation, leading courseware and best-in-class consulting, as well as advanced testing and assessment to meet the needs of nursing schools’ innovative curriculums, Wolters Kluwer Health today announced the launch of Lippincott® Partnership for Nursing Education and Testing. With the integration of NurseTim® / NurseThink® now complete, Wolters Kluwer provides a full curriculum suite of educational products and services for the nation’s leading prelicensure nursing programs.
Technology can help ease nurses’ transition to practice
As new nurses enter the workforce, many of them aren’t sufficiently prepared for real-world patient care. In fact, just 11% of students transitioning to practice were evaluated as practice ready. Compounding the broader challenges of the present nursing shortage, the nursing profession critically needs nursing graduates who enter practice with confidence and well-developed clinical judgment skills.
With the launch of Lippincott Partnership for Nursing Education and Testing, nursing programs of any size can now adopt Lippincott, NurseTim and NurseThink products across their entire program in three convenient packages, with a variety of options to add expert consulting and implementation services. This mix of education solutions and expertise supports both faculty development and nursing program success—from higher NCLEX® pass rates to more practice-ready nurses at graduation.
“Combating unsafe practice and graduating more clinically prepared nursing students is at the heart of what we do every day,” said Julie Stegman, Vice President, Wolters Kluwer Health Learning & Practice. “Our collaboration with institutions like the University of Rochester School of Nursing is an example of how a program can transform by bringing a clinical focus into the classroom. With the Lippincott Partnership program, we bring together the right ingredients for schools to ensure the preparation of clinically competent and confident nurses.”
Flagship university creates blueprint for success
Leaders at the University of Rochester School of Nursing developed strategic objectives to identify evidence-based practices and to use digital technology whenever possible to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the training that was offered. To define what that approach and practices would look like, the school assembled a multidisciplinary task force composed of faculty and experts in instructional design and information technology. To make their vision a reality, they then turned to Wolters Kluwer Health to collaborate on bringing the clinical experience into the learning environment.
“Preparing competent, practice-ready nurses is of the utmost importance. Healthcare has become increasingly complex, and preparing nurses with strong clinical judgement is foundational to the success of new graduates and to the health system,” said Lisa Kitko, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, dean of the University of Rochester School of Nursing. “Implementing technology to bring the clinical experience to the classroom has now become essential for nursing school programs. With technology in the classroom, nurses have the opportunity to explore the clinical setting, analyze their patient care settings, and build their critical thinking techniques. Solutions like those from Wolters Kluwer allow us to take a competency-based, collaborative approach in successfully preparing nurses to safely and skillfully deliver exceptional patient care.”
Recently, the university was recognized as a leader in educational innovation, winning a 2023 Innovations in Professional Nursing Education Award from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Learn more about the transformation the school underwent in this case study.
Understanding the challenges to provide everything a nursing program needs
With expert solutions that include knowledge acquisition, clinical and experiential learning, and testing and assessment, Wolters Kluwer can scale to support diverse program needs and budgets. This new offer creates a cost-effective way for nursing schools to ensure complete curriculum coverage that is essential for accreditation. Lippincott Partnership for Nursing Education and Testing also equips colleges and universities with turn-key resources to help today’s nursing students prepare for the next-generation NCLEX, while sustaining student retention and satisfaction levels.
Learn more about Lippincott Partnership for Nursing Education and Testing today.
About Wolters Kluwer
Wolters Kluwer (EURONEXT: WKL) is a global leader in information, software, and services for professionals in healthcare, tax and accounting, financial and corporate compliance, legal and regulatory, and corporate performance and ESG. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services.
Wolters Kluwer reported 2022 annual revenues of €5.5 billion. The group serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries, and employs approximately 20,900 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands.