Clinical Judgment 911: What Educators Need to Know

Clinical Judgment 911: What Educators Need to Know

Obtain critical information from expert educators, to boost your ability to help students develop clinical judgment skills. The session will focus on equipping faculty with need-to-know information about teaching clinical judgment. Learn important strategies educators can use to foster development of clinical judgment skills in the learning environment.


Janean Johnson, MSN, RN, CNE

Janean Johnson, DNP, RN, CNE offers a robust background in clinical practice and nursing education. Her passion for nursing education is in areas of student engagement, technology, and clinical judgment. Dr. Johnson is an active presenter at the national, state, and regional levels helping in areas of faculty development including item writing, curriculum, active learning, and program evaluation. She has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards including recognition for excellence in teaching.

Sheryl K. Sommer, PhD, RN, CNE

With an in-depth nursing education expertise and overall strategic acumen, Dr. Sommer is Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at ATI. She serves as the nursing industry expert and is responsible for ensuring that trends are understood by the sales and service teams, and are incorporated into product strategy. Dr. Sommer makes frequent national and regional presentations, has published numerous articles, and consults with nursing programs across the country. Dr. Sommer is a former administrator and educator for some of the Midwest’s finest nursing schools. She served as the chair of the undergraduate program at Creighton University, where she was also an associate professor, and prior to that, she was the associate dean for nursing and assistant professor at Loyola University. While at Loyola, Dr. Sommer was honored as the outstanding nursing faculty member of the year. Her success and experience in both administration and the classroom have given her a sound understanding of the needs of nursing education institution A desire to create a positive future for nursing education drives Dr. Sommer’s passion to help nurse educators develop the necessary skills to effectively prepare future nurses. She has provided support to clients in areas such clinical judgment, curriculum development, active instructional strategies,and program evaluation. Dr. Sommer engages with educators to help them develop the skills necessary to prepare nurses that are equipped to function in a fast-paced, ever changing healthcare environment.