What can you learn from a creative teacher?

Creativity in the classroom is more than just good fun; it's a way to motivate and engage, intensify lessons, impart complex ideas and put students front and center in their learning. It's a way to bring nursing to life and to cultivate practitioners and scholars who are compassionate, malleable, passionate, lightning-on-their-feet problem-solvers.

"Creative people find solutions," says prof. Rebecca Harmon, "and every patient is unique, and the more creative skills a student has, the easier it will be for them to solve problems."

So what can you learn from a creative teacher? Read the latest issue of VNL >>.

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