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Teaching Reflective Practice Through the Use of Reflection Papers

Posted by on Dec 16, 2012 in Teaching Strategies |

I ask the students to read two articles before class. These two citations are: Heath, Helen. (1998). Reflection and patterns of knowing in nursing. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 27, 1054-1059. Johns, C. (1998). Caring through a reflective lens: giving meaning to being a reflective practitioner. Nursing Inquiry. 5(1), 18-24. This learning activity on...

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Using Simulation to Introduce Beginning Students to Patient Centered Care and Communication

Posted by on Jul 5, 2012 in Teaching Strategies |

This is a brief simulation centered on the principles of effective communication, patient centered care, and team work. This is designed to be student’s first exposure to a simulation activity involving a human patient simulator. Thus, the activity is completed in 30 minutes and involves basic role playing with a high fidelity simulator. Beginning...

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Reflective Clinical Journaling: Using QSEN Competencies to Promote Student Self-Awareness of Quality and Safety in Nursing Practice

Posted by on Jul 5, 2012 in Teaching Strategies |

Historically, nursing students have been evaluated on their ability to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to provide safe patient-centered care.  In order to educate students about the QSEN competencies and their relationship to support excellent clinical practice, students were provided a document that referenced the QSEN...

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Quality and Safety Monitor Assignment

Posted by on May 25, 2012 in Teaching Strategies |

Each week one student is assigned to the role of Quality and Safety Monitor in the clinical setting.  Using a structured checklist, the student nurse analyzes potential and actual risks which effect the provision of safe high-quality patient-centered care.  During post conference the student provides a summary of findings and actions taken to improve...

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OB Unfolding Case

Posted by on May 11, 2012 in Teaching Strategies |

Just as the construction industry emphasizes the importance of using the “right tool for the job,” so it is with the choice of an instructional strategy in nursing education. There must be careful thought in selecting the instructional method best designed to meet specific learning objectives. Unfolding case scenarios provide a bridge between theory and...

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