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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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Staff work-arounds assignment

Posted by on May 11, 2012 in Teaching Strategies |

This assignment is meant to familiarize the student with standardized nursing policies, procedures, standards of care, and other evidence based nursing practice guidelines, and to encourage students to observe actual nursing practice on the units to note compliance with, deviations from, or “work arounds” by RN’s when implementing nursing procedures. The...

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Integrating QSEN into Clinical Evaluation Tools

Posted by on Apr 27, 2012 in Teaching Strategies |

These clinical evaluation tools were created from a number of sources. First, to enhance reliability and performance ratings, a variation of the rating scale as published by S.D. Holaday and K. M. Buckley, A Standardized Clinical Evaluation Toolkit: Improving Nursing Education and Practice, was employed. Second, the ANA Standards of Practice criteria for...

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