Implementation of Virtual Clinicals to Prevent Cognitive Drift

Implementation of Virtual Clinicals to Prevent Cognitive Drift

This presentation aims to outline a data-driven approach in identifying “cognitive drift” among students. Also addressed will be active learning strategies and the implementation of Virtual Clinicals by ATI to target identified gaps and strengthen clinical and critical thinking skills.


Judith Mann, Ed.D. MSN, RN, CNE Ret

Mann has been a registered nurse for nearly fifty years with thirty-five years of post-secondary nurse education experience in both the online and traditional classroom setting. She has served in senior administration positions and faculty positions in a varied of educational settings at both the state and local level. Judith graduated from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. She earned a master’s degree in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In 2006 she completed a doctoral program at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.
Her areas of expertise include traditional and on-line classroom instruction, curriculum development, implementation, program evaluation, and higher education administration. Judith has a strong knowledge base of all nursing curriculum programs and a passion for nursing education.
Currently, Judith is an ATI Sales Nurse Educator for the Northeast and resides in Pinehurst, NC with her family.

Ben Krol

Ben is a Director of Sales in ATI’s Northeast Region. In addition, he has spent the past three years as a Complete Account Executive, working with ATI’s Complete Partners to maximize/optimize the use of ATI’s resources to ensure they are meeting programmatic goals.He focuses on making data an essential vehicle to identify opportunities to integrate tools to foster student success proactively.
Ben lives in the small but wonderful state of Rhode Island.