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On Tuesday, Feb. 11, the School of Nursing invited NURS 496 seniors to the Student Lounge for the first ever NCLEX Cafe. Susan Johnson, Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems, coordinated the event as a way of addressing students’ individual learning needs and preparing them to take the NCLEX exam at the end of the semester.

“The goal was to make the learning environment creative, pleasant, and fun,” Johnson said. “This class takes place at 8 a.m. in the middle of a challenging semester for our students, so I thought that combining the idea of a morning cafe with an interactive and informal learning session would be a good way to address individual learning needs.”

Students had the option of selecting three of six different nursing care review options. They convened cafe-style in small groups with a faculty member leading the subject review. Faculty shared their expertise and discussed simulated NCLEX questions while giving students the opportunity to ask questions. At the end of each 30-minute session, Johnson rang a bell, signaling students to rotate to the next NCLEX Cafe review table.

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