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Massachusetts/Rhode Island


Welcome to the Massachusetts/Rhode Island League for Nursing!

Dear MARILN Members,

We want to extend our thoughts to all of our MARILN community at this extraordinary time.   I encourage all to read Dr. Bev Malone’s recent  NLN members’ message   where Dr. Malone draws upon Nightingale’s example, along with many other exemplary nurse educator leaders throughout time. We are all in this together as we focus on teaching, caring for, and protecting our students, our programs, ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities.  We have compiled a list of online resources (We endorse the NLN sources) and encourage all of us to share our stories and collective wisdom with one another on our social media sites. Keep your posts coming. 

Take care, stay well, and all the best!

MARILN Executive Committee 

Excellent resources for Nurse Educators 

  1. NLN’s Coronavirus Resource Center and

    NLN Town Hall: Strategies for Online Teaching and Learning     View a complimentary copy of the NLN Town Hall: Strategies for Online Teaching and Learning, recorded on March 18. NLN experts discussed the recent move to online courses as well as clinical cancellations due to the national health care challenges related to COVID-19.  Facilitators Drs. Sue Forneris, Mary Anne Rizzolo, Melanie Cason, and Beth Hallmark hosted this online discussion. The forum allowed nurse educators to share ideas and offer solutions for the recent shift to online learning.

  2. NLN ACE Teaching Strategy Catalog


  3. Listen to the Online Teaching and Learning webinar (March 19 2020) from Shadow Health with four leading nurse education experts (including MARILN presenters- Drs. Pamela Jeffries, and Gerry Altmiller!)Presenters discuss the following topics and more:
    • Strategies for bringing clinical adjunct faculty into on-line clinical education
    • Clinical Education: securing meaningful clinical hours through virtual simulations
    • Strategies for using virtual simulation to teach soft skills – professionalism, communication, and empathy
    • Moving something to online does not equal simulation – simulation standards and how to make cases interactive including pre-briefing and debriefing
  4. Geriatric Clinical Simulations at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    The purpose of the Center is to disseminate innovative, evidence-based clinical simulations involving older adults, focusing on the educational needs of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and nursing assistants. Simulations cover scenarios ranging from acute exacerbations of chronic conditions to sentinel events, such as falls. Select clinical simulations incorporate interdisciplinary content that facilitates communication between nurses and physicians.


  5. Nursing Simulation Scenario Library Montgomery College Nursing Simulation Scenario Library is a resource for nursing educators in all settings and made possible by the generosity of the Healthcare Initiative Foundation. The library is being expanded through the support of the Nurse Support Program (NSPII) funded by the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC).
  6. Digital Clinical Experiences Shadow Health


  7. Virtual Healthcare Experiences:Excellent simulation experiences to engage students in clinical decision-making in pediatrics, mental health, maternity, emergency nursing…


  8. Online Clinical Replacement Patricia Benner’s site)Finding Online Clinical Replacement Solutions During the COVID-19 Pandemicand new VIDEO MODULES ON EducatingNurses.comFor More Information about subscribing to, contact your ATI Consultant or call June Hagman 865-384-1452 or email:


  9. CDC: Solve the Outbreak


  10. AACN faculty development and teaching webinars for


  11. Nurse Tim Faculty Development hands-on interactive training for educators and learners through online conferences and consultations, to empower educators and learners for success in life and leadership


  12. Campaign for Action Libraryto help promote better health through nursing by tapping into hundreds of resources, including webinars, and other materials, guided by the Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing report.

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