Transform the way you teach

Get innovative KeithRN clinical reasoning case studies and active learning resources to develop clinical judgment, and prepare students for practice and Next Gen NCLEX® (NGN).

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Why we need to transform classroom and clinical teaching

Despite passing the NCLEX®, most graduate nurses do not possess the clinical judgment required for safe practice.

How could this be?

Classroom lectures emphasize textbook content
TMI in the classroom (infobesity)
Faculty struggle to make classroom learning active
Students are not engaged in learning
Students memorize, but don’t understand concepts
Students are unable to think like a nurse
Classroom lectures emphasize textbook content
Too much information in the classroom (infobesity)
Faculty struggle to make classroom learning active
Students are not engaged in learning
Students memorize, but don’t understand concepts
Students are unable to think like a nurse

This leads to faculty who are frustrated, exhausted, and losing their joy for teaching.

Did you know that case studies remain one of the most effective methods to teach a practice-based profession such as nursing?

Benefits of KeithRN Clinical Reasoning Case Studies

Other case studies emphasize application of knowledge, not thinking; use multiple choice questions; and offer only one size to fit all levels of students.

KeithRN case studies are different.
Here’s how:

Prepare Students for Real-World Clinical Practice

Uses Tanner’s Clinical Judgment Model which aligns with the NCSBN model used in NGN

Designed for Numerous Educational Levels

Prepare students for licensure including Next Generation NCLEX

Get all-access with a THINK LIKE A NURSE Membership

Receive immediate access to innovative case studies and time-saving tools that apply knowledge to nursing practice to develop clinical judgment:

More than 100 clinical reasoning case study topics
Simple to complex clinical reasoning case studies
Format & questions capture the essence of NGN cases
Practice clinical reasoning with open-ended questions
Classroom tools to eliminate infobesity
Clinical tools apply knowledge to develop clinical judgment
Support from Keith during virtual office hours
Faculty development webinars w/CE
Annual or monthly payment plans for individual faculty
Volume discount for departmental membership

Make learning active in all areas of the curriculum.

View case study & webinar topics

Plus these New Features!


Tools and teaching to prepare for NextGen NCLEX®

KeithRN Case Studies organized by traditional or CBC curriculum

Additional classroom & clinical tools to develop clinical judgment

Eliminate infobesity

Course w/CE to empower nurse educators to develop & practice clinical judgment

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Get a free KeithRN clinical reasoning case study to see how easy it is to transform the way you teach!

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98% of nursing programs renewed membership after a year.

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For nurse educators in a wide variety of settings


Academic nurse educators

who teach in practical/technical, and associate/undergraduate nursing programs.


Hospital-based educators

responsible for nurse residency programs and onboarding new nurses.


Practice based educators

in any setting responsible for onboarding and mentoring new nurses.

Reviews from Nurse Educators

"Thanks to the Keith RN curriculum, we have truly trans-formed our classroom, lab, and clinicals. As a direct result of your membership (particularly the case studies), my program has shown a complete turnaround. By the way, we have had a 100% pass rate this year for the third year in a row, even in the midst and challenges of COVID-19."

— Hutch Hutchinson, RN, BSN, DirectorBedford School of Practical Nursing

"Every semester had fantastic things to say about your materials. Positive comments from the case studies, ISBARR forms, critical thinking activities, etc. I think there would have been a mutiny if a decision had been made to eliminate your materials."

— Dr. Susan Jetton, DNP, ProfessorNursing at California Baptist University

"I’ve been using Keith’s case studies for the past couple of years. I’ve decreased my PowerPoint time to allow case studies during class. The student’s love it, and our class time is much more productive. They score higher on their exams because of the application."

— Rob Morris, RN, MSN , Nursing FacultyCollege of the Sequoias, Visalia, California

"I've been teaching a four day NCLEX review for our seniors and have used several of your case studies. It made our class so much more fun than the traditional 'death by power point.' I am excited to help them learn to 'Think like a Nurse' using your method. Thank you!"

— Joy Kimbrell, RN, MSN, Asst Professor of Nursing/DirectorCenter for Nursing Success, Cumberland University

Recommended by Nursing Programs

Hundreds of programs are successfully using the Think Like a Nurse membership including:


Concordia University

St. Paul, MN


Mid Michigan College

Harrison, Michigan


Cuyahoga Community College

Cleveland, Ohio


Morton College

Cicero, Illinois


Lone Star College

Kingwood, Texas


Pennsylvania Institute of Technology

Media, Pennsylvania


East Central University

Ada, Oklahoma


Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School

Bourne, Massachusetts


Chamberlain University

Jacksonville, Florida


Central Carolina Community College

Pittsboro, North Carolina


Southern Maine Community College

Portland, Maine


Southeast Community College

Lincoln, Nebraska

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Meet Keith

Meet Keith

Keith Rischer, Ph.D., RN, CCRN, CEN 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 of experience, he is recognized as a thought leader on clinical judgment and its importance to modern nursing practice and patient outcomes.

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Check out this membership for 30 days. If it did not help you transform the way you teach and get students engaged in learning, simply email us and we’ll cancel and give you your money back, no questions asked.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What will I benefit as an educator from Keith’s all-inclusive membership “Think Like a Nurse”?

A: Most new educators do not receive adequate training to be successful in this new and challenging role. This membership focuses on the TEACHING that any nurse educator needs to better prepare students for clinical practice and licensure by implementing educational best practices that include implementing active learning to contextualize content to practice.

Think Like a Nurse, also emphasizes the TOOLS to quickly implement active learning and develop clinical judgment in the clinical setting. The educator must first be empowered by teaching to use the tools successfully.

Q: Who will benefit from this membership?

A: If you are a new full-time educator or part-time clinical adjunct, this membership site is perfect for you. It will provide essential teaching that will lay a solid foundation to help you successfully transition to your new role. Experienced educators who recognize the need to do things differently have also found this content helpful and appreciate the time-saving tools that can be easily accessed at the click of a button!

Q: How often will you be adding additional webinars?

A: Two new webinars will be added each month on relevant topics that focus on faculty development, teaching clinical judgment in the class and clinical settings, and “hot topics” such as student incivility and addressing infobesity in the content/curriculum. This means that the membership grows in value the longer you subscribe!

Q: How is this membership different than NurseTim’s webinar subscription for nurse educators?

A: The webinars are shorter averaging 20-30 minutes so they can be easily viewed in one sitting and/or presented in a staff meeting to encourage departmental dialogue. The webinar presentations include video of the presenter and are not a voiceover PowerPoint. Most webinars include bonus time-saving tools and supplemental resources so that educational best-practices presented can easily be made actionable.

Q: What if this membership doesn’t meet my needs?

A: No problem. I offer a full 30-day money-back guarantee.

Q: How do I obtain a refund?

A: Send an email to, and I will promptly refund your purchase.

Q: What if I have a question or need support?

A: Send an email to Membership Support detailing your concern and my attentive webmaster will promptly and personally assist you 🙂