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Welcome and.....welcome to the latest in nursing education.

Visit and click on Publications to learn about the new book from the National League for Nursing titled: Innovations in Nursing Education: Building the Future of Nursing. It was my pleasure to edit this book. The book provides many wonderful ideas for innovating nursing education. Available at the NLN Summit in Washington, DC then online at

Over the past 3 years my work with schools of nursing related to curriculum revision has consistently moved in the direction of the Concept-Based Curriculum.

If you are thinking of moving to a concept-based curriculum and would like some consulting assistance, please call for information about how I can help!

Other areas of current topics include the following:

1.  The Caputi Model for Clinical Education© -- Click on Teaching Tools tab to download the model. Faculty workshop available to share this model of transforming clinical instruction to meet today's nursing education needs.

2. The 2nd edition of TEACHING NURSING: THE ART AND SCIENCE is now available! This 3 volume set has 109 chapters and over 2300 pages with 100 contributing authors for the most comprehensive coverage of nursing education currently available. Please visit: for more information.

3. Teaching Nursing: The Art and Science, (2nd edition), was selected as the winner of the 2010 Top Teaching Tools Award in the print category from the Journal of Nursing Education.

New workshops!

1.  Getting ready for nursing program accreditation -- all aspects of nursing program accreditation from a needs assessment, to guidance in the process, to assistance after the visit. Please contact me with your specific needs for an individualized quote.

2. Transforming Clinical Education: Learn to make your clinicals manageable for both students and faculty, and create a valid and reliable clinical evaluation tool!

3. The Curriculum Revision Toolkit© : A Toolkit for nursing programs to use to guide their curriculum revision process, available as either an onsite workshop or for purchase with telephone consultation.

4.  Strategies for Teaching Pharmacology: Provides learning strategies that are meaningful and engaging.

5.   Aligning Nursing Education with Practice: How we can make it happen! This presentations provides an overview of the education/practice gap and offers practical ideas about how to close the gap.

6.  A Review Course for the Certified Nurse Educator(TM) Exam

7.  Incorporating QSEN into your curriculum.

Click on the "Workshop Topics" tab for a complete list.



Want to learn more about the Caputi Model for Clinical Education and how others are using it?

Check out the poster presentation by Professors Diane Sheets and Claudia Petit at Ohio State University about their implementation of the model. The first viewing of this poster will be at the Nurse Educator's Institute in Branson, Missouri April, 2012. ( They experienced some very positive results!

And here is a message I received from a faculty in Michigan about the Caputi Model for Clinical Education:


This was exactly what I needed as I plan this semester's clinicals--WOW. It is the missing piece. We have struggled trying to figure out how to make the most of clinical experiences and give students a way to think through everything they see, do, learn, we have awesome tools. Thanks a million!



- Professor Judy Crotty, Finlandia University • 601 Quincy Street • Hancock, MI
You may preview this model by clicking on the "Teaching Tools" tab at the top of the screen.

And finally,

The purpose of this website is to provide information about my work and services as a nursing education consultant, author, and workshop presenter.

I hope you find this website useful as a source of information for your nursing education program. Please contact me to discuss your needs and how I can help.
Contact information:
630-443-4745 (office)
630-631-8944 (cell)


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