Published December 11, 2013
New Incentive Offered to Nursing Schools Participating in the NCLEX-RN Competition sponsored by the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence, Khan Academy, and AACN
“How-to” Webinar Planned for January 6 featuring
Khan Academy Content Creator and Nurse Ryan Patton
NEW YORK, December 11, 2013 – The Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence, Khan Academy and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) are pleased to announce that a new incentive is now available to nursing schools with multiple students participating in the recently announced NCLEX-RN Competition. Through this international initiative, nursing students and other healthcare professionals are encouraged to create innovative video tutorials and exercises related to content covered in the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®). Winning tutorials will then be made available to students, clinicians, and the public for free through the Khan Academy website (see more details below).
As an incentive for schools to encourage robust student and faculty participation, the first 25 schools with 3 or more students and/or faculty entering the competition will receive a $200 Amazon.com gift card courtesy of the Jonas Center. Schools receiving this gift will receive recognition on the Khan Academy website once the NCLEX-RN competition winners have been announced.
“The Jonas Center is pleased to sponsor this competition, which celebrates the creativity and ingenuity of nursing students while showcasing new approaches of nursing education,” said Darlene Curley, Executive Director, Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence. “We encourage all nursing schools to show their commitment to educating the next generation of health professionals by disseminating information about this competition to students and encouraging multiple entries from the same school.”
Schools wishing to receive the $200 incentive must notify program planners once three students and/or faculty have sent their video submissions to Khan Academy for consideration. Please email the names of your school’s contestants to Dr. Karen Kesten at AACN, and a gift card will be emailed to you once the submissions have been verified. Only the first 25 schools requesting an award will be eligible to receive the incentive.
New How-To Webinar Scheduled for January 6, 2014
Students interested in participating in this competition are invited to register now for a free webinar titled Creating Engaging Khan Academy Tutorials: The Nuts and Bolts scheduled for January 6, 2014 from 2-3pm EST. Find out how you can be part of this groundbreaking work with some insider advice from a nurse and past winner of a Khan Academy video competition, Ryan Patton. A graduate of the University of Arkansas College of Nursing, Ryan will show you some tips and tricks that he uses to make amazing videos and learning exercises. This webinar will also review some of the key fundamentals of content creation and showcase best practices. Ryan will be joined in this webinar by Dr. Rishi Desai, Medical Partnerships lead with Khan Academy. Find out just how easy it is for you to put your creative ideas into motion.
About the NCLEX-RN Competition
Announced in October 2013, this competition was launched to spark innovation and enthusiasm around using technology to develop the next generation of health content. Those participating will create videos and questions on one of the following topics covered by specific NCLEX-RN© content areas, including:
- anaphylactic shock
- sickle-cell anemia
- iron-deficiency anemia
- congestive heart failure
Khan Academy will identify winning submissions that demonstrate outstanding instruction. Winners will then be invited to further sharpen their technical skills by participating in an exclusive week-long training program in March 2014 with Khan Academy educators. These individuals may also be invited to become Khan Academy content creators. View for more details on the NCLEX-RN Competition.
Submissions will be accepted until winners are chosen or by January 17, 2014. Those with questions are encouraged to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review an archived webinar presented by the Khan Academy on what is needed to participate in this competition.