I have been teaching at Kent State College of Nursing since 2001, predominantly in the online RN-to-BSN program and MSN Nurse Educator concentration. I have a special interest in online education including the use of creative online technologies, creating community of practice in the online classroom, and maximizing group work potential. Other areas of expertise include test item development and successfully coaching graduate students through manuscript development and publication.
NURS 41000 – Concepts and Issues for Professional Nursing Practice
NURS 47000 – Capstone Clinical for Professional Nursing Practice
NURS 60601 – Curriculum and Instruction in Nursing Education
NURS 60602 – Roles and Evaluation for Nursing Education Curricula
NURS 60604 – Nursing and Healthcare Issues in a Clinical Specialization Area
NURS 60605 – Nursing Education with Technology
NURS 60592 – Nursing Education Practicum
Caplin, M. (2017, April 14). The power of the BSN: Impact on professional identity. Podium presentation. MNRS: The Future of Nursing, Cleveland, OH.
Caplin, M. (2017, April 7). The power of the BSN: Impact on professional identity. Podium presentation. Ohio League for Nursing Education Summit 2017, Dublin, OH.
Caplin, M. (2016). Professional identity development in nurses returning for a BSN: A naturalistic inquiry.” Doctoral dissertation, Kent State University College of Education, Health, and Human Services.
Caplin, M. (2016, April 22). The Power of the BSN: Impact on Professional Identity. Podium presentation. 22nd Annual Nursing Research Day, University Hospitals Portage Medical Center, Ravenna, Ohio.
Caplin, M., Ancona, A., & Saunders, T. (2015, October 23). The power of the portfolio: Using portfolios to enhance student learning. Roundtable Discussion, The 22st Annual Conference Celebrating Teaching, University Teaching Council, Kent State University, Kent, OH.
Caplin, M. (2015, March 13). Digital Learning Day: Interview. My Nursing Community, Pearson Publishing.
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2016, MSN, Yale University, 1983, BA, Psychology, SUNY Binghamton, 1976
Caplin, M. & Saunders, T. (2015). Utilizing teach-back to reinforce patient education. Orthopaedic Nursing, 34(6), 365-368.
Smith, Y. & Caplin, M. (2012). Teaching the literacy of professionalism: When clinical skills are not enough. Nurse Educator, 37(3), 121-125.
Caplin, M., & Sexton, D. (1988). The stresses experienced by spouses of patients hospitalized in a coronary care unit with myocardial infarction. Focus on Critical Care, 15(5), 31-40.
Caplin, M. (1986). Early mobilization of uncomplicated myocardial infarction patients. Focus on Critical Care, 13(2), 36-40.
Caplin, M. (1984). Restriction of cold fluids in myocardial infarction patients: Myth or fact? Focus on Critical Care, 11(1), 42-45.
Caplin, M. (1984). Disseminated intravascular coagulation: A multisystem problem. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 3(2), 76-83.
Caplin, M. (1982, November). Cold fluid restriction in MI patients - Myth or fact? South Central Connecticut Chapter of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Newsletter.
American Nurses Association, Ohio Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International, National League for Nursing
Summer 2019, Quality Matters certified
Summer/Fall 2017, Developed NURS41000 as Exemplar course for RN/BSN program using Quality Matters standards
Nov. 2014, Great Ideas in Online Learning, panelist. 1st Annual Online Learning Symposium, Kent State University
2010-2012, Selected for teaching expertise to participate as lead faculty in PIN: Methods of Online Education. Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson, Northwest Health, Cleveland, and Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundations
2008-2009, Institute for Excellence in Leadership, Kent State University
1988, American Journal of Nursing/Connecticut Nurses Association Cooperative Excellence in Writing Award, Connecticut Nurses Association