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Wolters Kluwer Launches Lippincott CoursePoint+ to Assist Nursing Schools in Preparing Students to Effectively Transition to Practice

Growing demand for more accessible and blended learning, the emergence of adaptive learning, and increased adoption of learning analytics are transforming the higher education landscape, according to the NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Higher Education Edition.  In addition, a recent survey conducted by Wolters Kluwer of nursing school Deans identified computer-aided simulations, educational EHRs, and adaptive quizzing as growing requirements to Nursing School programs.

Studies like these paint a clear picture of the growing adoption of digital learning solutions in Nursing Schools. To address the needs of both students and faculty in this digitally-driven nursing education environment, Wolters Kluwer has released Lippincott CoursePoint+, a fully integrated and personalized platform that drives course and curriculum success to prepare students for practice.

Lippincott CoursePoint+, available across the curriculum for Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) and core Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) courses, is a single destination for learning where faculty and administrators can assess student performance in real-time to make data-driven teaching decisions, facilitating early remediation at the point of learning. The solution integrates virtual simulation and real-world, evidence-based practice information to facilitate students' critical thinking, clinical reasoning and professional skills in context of patient care.

"Students are looking for more stimulation and blended learning. They are not looking to be lectured to; they are looking to be an interactive part of the class. That is why we have incorporated CoursePoint+, so that the students can be an active part of the learning process and completely involved in different ways of learning, such as the virtual simulation scenarios," said Dr. Kathleen Hopkins, Associate Professor of Nursing at Rockland Community College, State University of New York. "They've really taken to the different ways they are learning and that has become the expectation. CoursePoint+ content like the vSim for Nursing scenarios are what they are learning from."

Originally introduced in 2013, CoursePoint was the first nursing education learning solution to integrate eBook and multimedia content with adaptive learning to provide content in context. Since then, students' learning styles have continued evolving, driven by the ubiquitous nature of social media and mobile technology that has created a greater desire for adaptive learning.

"Students today demand more flexibility, accessibility and a blend of highly engaging traditional and online options that enhance adaptive learning and facilitate persistent communication," said Jayne Marks, Vice President, Global Publishing, Wolters Kluwer Health Learning, Research & Practice. "CoursePoint+ addresses these needs by creating a rich, integrated learning environment that enables students better understand, retain, and apply knowledge."

She adds, "For the faculty, CoursePoint+ provides a powerful window into students' performance, at both the class and individual level, to help address at-risk students and adapt teaching time as appropriate."

The latest release of CoursePoint+ delivers more premium content than ever, including annual content updates, online access to Stedman's Medical Dictionary for Health Professions and Nursing, and multiple tools for contextual learning. These include adaptive learning powered by prepU with built-in SmartSense links, which provide instant remediation for a more focused study experience to ensure student success in courses and on the NCLEX®.

To help students make a successful transition to practice, CoursePoint+ also includes vSim for Nursing. Co-developed with Laerdal Medical, vSim simulates real nursing scenarios and allows students to interact with virtual patients in a safe online environment. Plus, users have full access to Lippincott Advisor for Education, giving students access to the same evidence-based content and drug information used in hospitals nationwide. 

Lippincott CoursePoint+ is part of the Lippincott digital suite of nursing education solutions, which includes the educational electronic health record, Lippincott DocuCare, and the adaptive NCLEX preparation solution, Lippincott PassPoint. Lippincott digital solutions are also backed by Customer Success, comprehensive training services and support to ensure educators' success. For more information visit www.nursingeducationsuccess.com/coursepoint.

About Wolters Kluwer

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