The ABCs of Clinical Judgment: Breathing New Life into Learning

The ABCs of Clinical Judgment: Breathing New Life into Learning

During this interactive session, we will discuss the driving forces calling on nurse educators to prepare students to make clinical judgments. We will examine the clinical judgment process and share strategies for incorporation into the learning environment. Participants will have the opportunity to experience technology-enhanced learning activities designed to promote clinical judgment.


Janean Johnson, DNP, 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.

Christine Lynn. Heid, PhD, MSN/Ed, RN, CNE, CHSE

Dr. Christine Heid, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE is a Nursing Education Consultant at ATI Nursing Education. Dr. Heid earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mount Carmel College of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and holds a Master of Science in Nursing and Healthcare Education and a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing from the University of Phoenix. She is a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE), Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE), and fellow of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation Learning (INACSL) and CAE Healthcare Simulation 2017 Washington D.C. Cohort. Her current service activities include volunteer on the INACSL Social Media Commitee, QSEN Academic Clinical Practice Taskforce, American Red Cross, and Membership Ambassador for Rho Nu at-Large chapter of Sigma. Her work on fostering deep learning through online post-conference learning has been published in the peer-reviewed journal “Teaching and Learning in Nursing”. Dr. Heid and her colleague Dr. Crum received an Honorable Mention for their poster “Doing Clinical Differently: Development of a Clinical Teaching and Learning Tool” at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing 2018 Baccalaureate Education Conference in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Heid brings diverse experience in nursing practice from small community hospitals to large metropolitan centers and across nursing education from practical nursing to the doctor of nursing practice. She is passionate about nursing education and welcomes the opportunity to share ideas, promote active learning strategies, and nurture ‘out of the box’ thinking to enhance student and faculty success.