Using Active Learning Templates to Enhance Your Teaching with Data

Using Active Learning Templates to Enhance Your Teaching with Data

You’ve assigned the ATI Content Mastery Series practice and proctored assessments. What can you do with the data? This session will address how the use utilize the data and integrate active learning templates (ALT) The ALT’s can enhance your teaching didactic, clinical, remediation, and simulation environments. Active learning with your students with critical thinking/clinical judgement can be created with the using active learning strategies and templates.


  • Identify teaching areas in which active learning templates can be utilized in teaching nursing students upon review of the content mastery assessments.
  • Discuss and create an opportunity for using active learning strategies in a variety of settings.
  • Apply active learning strategies for implementation in class, clinical, remediation, and simulation environments.

Susan E. Allen, MSN RN CNE

CNE Education:

  • Associates in Nursing, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of South Carolina, Spartanburg, SC
  • Master’s degree in Nursing Education, Clemson, University, Clemson, SC Certification: NLN

Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) Experience:

  • 24 years of clinical nursing, bedside and supervisory
  • Clinical Educator, adult acute care
  • 17 years as nursing faculty:
  • Served on and chaired curriculum committees, developing and implementing new curricular blueprints, lead accreditation standard writing
  • Coordinated multiple nursing courses including health assessment, all levels of adult health, and fundamentals
  • Served as simulation coordinator, creating and implementing various simulation techniques and scenarios

Areas of expertise:

  • Adult learning theory
  • Item writing
  • Student centered learning Focus at ATI: Prelicensure nursing education

Janet McMahon, DNP, MSN, RN, ANEF

Janet McMahon, DNP, MSN, RN, ANEF Manager, Nurse Educator-Integration Specialist ATI Nursing Education Dr. McMahon has been in academia in various roles for over 28 years. She is a distinguished Fellow in nursing education by the National League for Nursing. Her vast experience includes serving in the role as a professor, national consultant, published author and reviewer in nursing education, national presenter and key-note speaker in academia and healthcare industry, and invited commencement speaker. Professionally, she has previously served as a site visitor for Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). She also served as Item writer and reviewer, including serving on the Panel of Judges (2005), National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). Dr. McMahon has received special recognition over the years with some of the following accomplishments: 2018 Rookie of the Year, ATI Nursing Education, Professional Scholarship Recognition Recipient, Sentara College of Health Sciences, and The Innovation in Teaching Award, Towson University, Outstanding Graduate Alumni Award, Penn State University, College of Health and Human Development, Outstanding Nursing Alumni, Penn State University, College of Nursing.

Other accomplishments include:

  • Fellow, National League for Nursing (NLN) Academy of Nursing Education (ANEF)
  • Previously served NLN Board of Governors and various NLN committees.
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Member (Beta Chapter, Penn State University)
  • The Pennsylvania State University Nursing Alumni Association Recent Publications: Tompkins McMahon, J. (2017-2018). Improving Medication Administration Safety in the Clinical Environment. MEDSURG Nursing, 26(6), 374-409. McMahon, J. (2015). Improving medication safety in the clinical environment. Virginia Henderson E- repository, Sigma Theta Tau International, Retrieved from

Debbie Wallace