Laura Killam is an experienced nursing educator from Northern Ontario with expertise using social media to support learning.
She excelled in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and Masters of Science in Nursing program at Laurentian University and proceeded to work as a nurse, researcher and educator. As a nurse she has experience in acute, community and long-term care. Her research has focused on student perceptions of safety in clinical learning, rural nursing education, interprofessional education and social media in education. A commitment to innovation and student success drives her teaching approaches. As an educator, she strives to reflect the characteristics of someone students can feel connected to and comfortable with – flexible, available, approachable, supportive, empathetic, honest, trustworthy, and fair.
It is a place for showcasing reflective practice. Take a look inside my head as I share questions that I have, challenges I have faced or my views on current issues. Sometimes I may express opinions or frustrations. Ideally others will find the content useful in some way and start engaging as a community. I welcome critique and discussion!
I am sure that this blog will evolve with time – as should any project that is grounded in constant evaluation and reflection. Please take the time to visit my blog and let me know what you think – good or bad.
My goal is to empower students through the creation of easy to understand videos. I explain complex topics like research, the nursing process, APA and more clearly so you can focus your studying and learn what you need. You can also find tips for passing the NCLEX and jurisprudence exam. Come study with me on Thursdays and understand the hardest parts of education through relevant teaching materials. I do my best to post videos posted bi-weekly.
I love using YouTube as an innovative and on-demand teaching tool. Let me know what videos would help you in the comments section of any video. Don’t forget to subscribe while you are there. Click on the bell beside the subscribe button to choose if you want notifications all the time or sometimes.
My children have also come to love YouTube. They recently started posting fun videos for children on Froggy Fun House and Flexible Fun. Sometimes you can catch me on camera in their videos if you want to see the family side of NurseKillam.