We’re excited to announce a brand new version of Brilliant Nurse aptly named “BN 3.0”

Since we launched, we’ve partnered with hundreds of thoughtful, creative educators who teach hundreds of thousands of people. They’ve created learning paths our nursing graduates, for partner schools students, and everyone in between.



Our core philosophy that healthcare educators make paths hasn’t changed, so our new refresh feels comfortingly familiar. But in the past few years our ambition for education grew, we learned more about how great educators teach, and technology changed a lot.

This is our first bold step towards making a nursing and allied healthcare education tool that’s personal, beautiful, and useful for any topic and teaching style. Here are just a few new things you’ll find:

Make it personal, even at scale.

Teaching is an empathetic, generous act of helping other humans grow. It’s deeply personal. Most education software these days focuses on passive content, passive income, or merely managing the files and data around a live classroom. Ironically, the learners and teachers themselves are an after thought.

Education is all about people. So, our primary goal was to put people first on every screen. You can literally see where everyone is in their learning path and connect naturally:



See where everyone is in real time with Radar.

Community discussion in Brilliant Nurse is now designed specifically for learning and available on any learning step. As a teacher, you can collect projects and share personal feedback to guide your learners.

If you think keeping a personal touch is important in teaching, we agree.

Create a beautiful sense of place.

If you’ve ever walked onto beautiful college grounds like those at Magdalen College Oxford or into the Rose Main Reading Room in the the NYC library, you’ve felt the impact that beautiful architecture and art has on learning. Don’t you feel inspired to know more and do more just by walking in? It’s as if being surrounded by order and beauty challenges what we expect of ourselves. That’s good, right?

Unfortunately most all online education software relegates a mash up of content. Our goal with Brilliant nurse was to create a uniquely beautiful learning experience that also gives a unique sense of place and wonder to every learning experience.


A True Learning Library

A truly modern web app, not just a test prep web site.

We accidentally started the new version by building a native iOS app version a little over a year ago. As we experimented with an app-focused design, really cool things starting falling into place. Learning and teaching is an active process (like an app) not just a passive experience of consumption (like a website or shopping catalog). It’s hard to describe, but to us Brilliant Nurse feels more like an app than a website or shopping experience. It doesn’t even matter whether you’re on a desktop, tablet, or phone. Try it out for yourself and I think you’ll see what we mean.


Edit, teach, and take on any screen.

Additionally, you can run every part of Brilliant Nurse on your phone — not just the learning experience. Post lessons, respond to questions, change settings, anything.

Teach with insight.

Ever since we launched Brilliant Nurse we’ve had a nagging feeling that something was missing between the course creating/editing experience and the learning experience. In hindsight, it’s obvious. We were missing a way of experiencing a course that’s focused on just one thing: teaching!

Once a course is built, a teacher cares most about seeing where everyone is, how they’re doing, what needs attention, and generally helping guide folks along. So Brilliant Nurse includes a brand new Teach view of the path that does just that. To us, it just makes sense.

All new teach mode.

Get frequent updates.

If you’ve been on the original version of Brilliant Nurse for a while, you know that we haven’t launched anything major for you in the past year (we’re sorry!). That’s because we’ve been focused on the new version, from ground up, which is built in a way that we can push out enhancements and upgrades weekly, not monthly. Stay tuned — there’s a whole lot more coming.

It’s still all about making paths.

We’re excited about all the new features (and especially some that are coming). But the core of what Brilliant Nurse does remains the same: we help nurses and other healthcare learners/educators make paths for humans and guide them along those paths. With the explosion of click-bait content, social-media distraction, and echo-chamber anxiety the internet has become a difficult place to learn. But we’re optimistic that technology is part of the solution, not just part of the problem. And we’re convinced that people need learning paths more than ever.

If you’re someone who likes the idea of harnessing the chaos of the internet into a simple, focused path and personally guiding your learners to a better place, we hope you’ll give us a try! 🙂

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