Promoting a Growth Mindset to Improve Student Outcomes

Promoting a Growth Mindset to Improve Student Outcomes

Attendees will be provided with an opportunity to learn how to self-reflect on their teaching and be provided with tools to promote the value of remediation. One such tool incorporates components of a growth mindset, to allow students to track and trend their own outcomes data, leading to increased accountability and improved readiness for the NCLEX examination. The aim of this presentation is to assist educators with embracing the importance of remediation through self-reflection, data analysis, and the implementation of tools to support student outcomes.


Karen Taylor, DNP RN CNE

Karen Taylor, DNP, RN CNE, currently serves as the Lead Integration Specialist Nurse Educator for the West and South Regions at ATI. Dr. Taylor received her BS in Kinesiology from Mississippi University for Women in 1994. After working in aquatic rehab for spinal cord and head trauma pediatric patients, she was able to complete her BSN in 2003. Dr. Taylor recieved her Master’s in Nursing from the University of Alabama-Birmingham in 2012 and her Doctorate of Nursing Practice in Nursing Education from American Sentinel University in 2019. She is also a Certified Nurse Educator and a member of Sigma Theta Tau, presenting research and best practices related to conceptual teaching and learning strategies. In her current role at ATI, Dr. Taylor is able to use her extensive experience in obstetrical nursing and nursing education to encourage nursing faculty and support positive student outcomes. Her passion for nursing education as well as her expertise in curriculum development, accreditation, and conceptual teaching and learning, help faculty prepare our future nurses. Florence Nightingale said it best: ” “The most important practical lesson that can be given to nurses is to teach them what to observe-how to observe-what symptoms indicate improvement-what the reverse-which are of importance-which are of none-which are the evidence of neglect-and of what kind of neglect.” Dr. Taylor firmly believes these lessons are the hallmark of nursing, which do not change regardless of curriculum, content, or test items. Faculty can achieve positive student outcomes when focusing their attention on these foundational concepts as they provide learning experiences for students. Dr. Taylor currently resides in Starkville, MS, where she and her husband have raised their 3 children and 1 very spoiled boxer named Millie. She enjoys reading, painting, and spending time outdoors.

Emily A. Davis, DNP, RN, CNE

Dr. Emily Davis, DNP, RN, CNE is currently an Integration Specialist, Nurse Educator for ATI Nursing. Emily has served in various nursing academic roles with service through both public and private university settings. She is a Certified Nurse Educator, a certified ACUE Educator, and a Mosaic Senior Fellow. Dr. Davis’ areas of scholarship includes active learning in the large classroom, collegiality and emotional intelligence in nursing academia, and transition to practice. Recent publications are noted within the Journal of Nursing Education (2020, 2021) and Nurse Educator (2022). She has received special recognition through various accomplishments, including: 2021 South University Alumni Achievement Award, 2021 Extraordinary Nurse Faculty Daisy Award, Indiana University School of Nursing (IUSON) and 2019 Rookie of the Year, IUSON.

Ashley Graves, MSN, RN

Ashley began her nursing career as an RN graduate from Hocking College. She went on to receive her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Ohio University and her Master of Science in Nursing with a focus on Leadership in Healthcare Organizations (MSN) from Grand Canyon University. Her nursing career began on a medical-surgical unit where she quickly realized her passion for education. Ashley has been in nursing academia in various roles for the last 10 years. Ashley has a passion for nursing education and supporting students to pass NCLEX.