Fall CE Course 
Keith Rischer, PhD, RN, CCRN, CEN

October 14, 2022


Program Description

According to recent studies, the majority of graduate nurses entering practice do not possess the clinical judgment skills essential for safe clinical practice. To address this current crisis in competency, the presenter will share educational best-practice strategies that will empower nurse educators to confidently develop clinical judgment that will better prepare students for practice and licensure including the upcoming Next Generation NCLEX. 

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the presentation, the participants will:
  1. Describe educational best practices to develop holistic clinical judgment skills.

  2. Demonstrate classroom and clinical strategies to acquire holistic clinical judgment skills.

  3. Determine what questions can be used to develop a Socratic framework of clinical reasoning.

  4. Identify clinical reasoning competencies that can be demonstrated to develop clinical judgment.

  5. Create a case-based scenario to practice and evaluate clinical judgment skills.

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Featured Speaker: 
Keith Rischer, PhD, RN, CCRN, CEN

Keith Rischer is a nursing education innovator who merged his clinical and educational expertise to create clinical judgment resources that enable students to become active participants in the learning process. As an author, nurse educator, and expert clinician with more than 35 years’ experience, he is recognized as a thought leader on clinical judgment and its importance to modern nursing practice and patient outcomes. He has just written Think Like a Nurse, a three-volume student textbook set that provides a practice-based perspective on essential content including the development of clinical judgment. Driven by a passion for empowering, inspiring, and educating the next generation of nurses, Keith launched KeithRN in 2012 to pursue his vision of transforming nursing education using active learning and educational best practices to improve practice readiness by developing clinical judgment essential for safe practice.


8:00 – 9:00am              Registration & Breakfast (provided)

9:00 –10:15am             Morning Session I

10:15 –10:30am           Break                       

10:30am – 12:00pm    Morning Session II                                   

12:00 –12:30pm           Lunch (provided)

12:30 – 2:30pm            Afternoon Session                                   

2:30 – 2:45pm              Break

2: 45– 4:00pm              Afternoon Session Continued

4:00pm                         Evaluations & Certificates

Registration Fees
  • KLN Member: $175

  • Non-member: $250 - includes membership fee

  • KLN Retirees: $150

  • Prelicensure Students: $75


Presentation materials will be available on the website.

  • $15 - printed materials



All sessions will be held at:

Galen College of Nursing

3050 Terra Crossing Blvd.

Louisville, KY 40245


Hotel Information

For those planning to stay the night, there are several nearby accommodations including:


Holiday Inn Hurstbourne (Use code K5N for Special Rate)

1325 S. Hurstbourne Park

Louisville, KY 40222


Continuing Education Contact Hours

This program is approved for 7.2 KBN Contact Hours


Participants must submit evidence of licensure, attend the entire offering, and evaluate the offering in order to receive contact hours. 

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KBN Approval: Madisonville Community and Technical College, the Division of Nursing, has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the Kentucky Board  of  Nursing (KBN). Provider #3-0039-12-23-001. Expiration Date: December 31, 2023. Kentucky Board of Nursing approval of an individual nursing education program does not constitute endorsement of program content.