Clinical Readiness Practice and Evaluation

Submitter Information

Author: Lisa Concilio, MSN-ED, RN, CCRN
Title: Lecturer/Clinical Instructor
Institution: San Diego State University

Competency Category(s)
Patient-Centered Care, Quality Improvement, Safety

Learner Level(s)
Pre-Licensure ADN/Diploma, Pre-Licensure BSN

Learner Setting(s)
Classroom, Skills or Simulation Laboratories

Strategy Type
Paper Assignments

Learning Objectives

This is a non-proctored experience for novice or beginner students to combine assessment, lab interpretation, medication clinical reasoning, and become exposed to the acute care setting, virtually, at no cost.

Strategy Overview

This learning strategy allows novice or beginner nursing students to simulate performing an anterior and posterior assessment. QR codes, their Smartphones, and ear buds are used to simulate a stethoscope. Students are directed to check orders, review the patient’s MAR, listen to an SBAR from the previous shift, reconcile inconsistencies heard in report, use AIDET to meet their patient, perform an assessment, interpret and trend lab findings, and finally, decide patient specific nursing interventions.

Submitted Materials


Additional Materials

Students will need their Smartphone, earbuds, black pen, and download a QR code reader (many are free and excellent quality).

Evaluation Description

Students are to fill out an SBAR worksheet, assessment, QSEN medication/lab interpretation (developed from previous QSEN teaching strategies), to clinically reason and decide nursing interventions. Instructor can review in a group, students can self correct, talk through missed items and clinically reasoning. This teaching tool decreases student anxiety, maybe used as a clinical make-up, and can assist instructors to formatively evaluate clinical readiness.