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Nursing Education Perspectives

Bonnie Smithers, Monica L Tenhunen
As a component of disaster response, nurses need to understand their roles in preparing for and responding to a disaster. Limited evidence regarding educating undergraduate nursing students for disasters exists. An interdisciplinary disaster drill was developed and implemented at a university nursing program. Challenges in preparing the students without giving specific details and ways of providing a more realistic experience continue to be addressed. Continued evaluation of the simulation and making identified changes to the interdisciplinary disaster drills will improve student learning and help to prepare future nurses for disasters...
November 7, 2018: Nursing Education Perspectives
Robert Kelly Michael, Kristopher Martin
This exploratory research project examines nurse faculty preferences regarding study strategies often suggested to nursing students. Respondents were nursing faculty (n = 152) currently teaching in nursing programs in a southern state. Findings reveal that, although faculty suggest an array of "high" and "moderate" utility study methods, they also advise students to employ methods with "low" or unknown levels of utility. These findings suggest a need for faculty development with a focus on highlighting efficacious study strategies...
November 7, 2018: Nursing Education Perspectives
Caroline V Coburn, Deena Gilland, Katherine Stahl
For a new ambulatory care nursing course in an undergraduate baccalaureate program, a standardized patient simulation was created to support the clinical component of the course. The goals were for students to enhance their critical thinking skills, apply the nursing process to an ambulatory setting, apply learned skills to the non-acute care setting, and increase their confidence. The simulation format included three stations: skills refresher, telehealth, and clinic. Volunteers from faculty, clinical preceptors, and nursing management acted as clients for the mock clinical settings...
November 7, 2018: Nursing Education Perspectives
Adriana D Glenn, Faith Claman
Undergraduate didactic nursing leadership courses lack experiential opportunities to address working with culturally diverse populations. The authors used Bafa Bafa©, a cross-cultural low-fidelity simulation, to further develop critical thinking and emotional intelligence skills in prelicensure nursing students. This article describes the authors' experiences of integrating this innovative teaching strategy in the classroom to increase cultural awareness. The students' discovery of unexpected feelings, thoughts, and perceptions has the potential to extend beyond the simulated experience when coupled with faculty reinforcement of engaging in self-reflective practice as a professional nurse...
November 7, 2018: Nursing Education Perspectives
Nicole Harder, Sufia Turner
Creating simulation-based learning experiences is a process. With tools such as the 2016 INACSL Standards of Best Practice: Simulation Simulation Design and theories to guide development, nurse faculty have the opportunity to create rich simulation-based learning experiences that promote student learning. The purpose of this article is to describe an innovative simulation-based experience that applies simulation design criteria in a non-manikin experience. Using a ShadowBox approach, novice nursing students were exposed to expert decision-making in a simulated environment...
November 7, 2018: Nursing Education Perspectives
Deborah Merriam, Jacob M Fisher, Amanda J Cody, Patricia A Nirelli
Lack of clinical sites and disparate experiences contribute to the challenge for RN-to-BS nursing programs to provide sufficient leadership and quality improvement opportunities. A virtual clinical learning experience using WordPress was developed as a faculty-graduate student think tank project and implemented in an RN-BS hybrid nursing leadership course. The unfolding case study created an interactive experience to portray use of systems thinking and transformational leadership. Mann-Whitney U analysis identified no significant difference in learning outcomes...
November 7, 2018: Nursing Education Perspectives
Louise C O'Keefe, Lori Lioce, Anna Benton, Tracie Morgan, Marsha H Adams
Enhanced patient outcomes have led the health sciences to seek ways in which to incorporate interprofessional education in their curricula. This article presents a unique and innovative strategy for interprofessional education among nursing, medicine, and pharmacy in a nonacademic health science center setting. Nurse practitioner students from the University of Alabama in Huntsville College of Nursing, medical interns from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, and pharmacy students from Auburn University School of Pharmacy and their respective faculty participated in collaboratively designed simulations and skills experiences...
November 7, 2018: Nursing Education Perspectives
Amanda O'Rae, Tammy Hnatyshyn, Amy J Beck, Cynthia Mannion, Shruti Patel
Multiple-choice examinations (MCEs) are commonly used to evaluate nursing students. Nurse educators require support to develop questions and engage in postexam analysis to ensure reliable assessment of student learning. We surveyed nurse educators and conducted focus groups to investigate current writing practices associated with MCEs. Using appreciative inquiry, participants proposed ideals to strengthen MCE practice: guidelines and expectations for faculty, faculty-developed test banks, team development, and an assessment blueprint at the curriculum level...
November 7, 2018: Nursing Education Perspectives
Stephen Foreman
AIM: The aim of the study was to determine whether state NCLEX-RN pass rate standards for nursing education programs are valid and reliable. BACKGROUND: Nursing education programs must meet minimum NCLEX-RN pass rate standards imposed on them by state regulatory bodies. The standards suggest validity and reliability issues. METHOD: To compute descriptive statistics and reliability coefficients to evaluate state pass rate standards, the study used a database of statutes and regulations that establish pass rate standards and a database of NCLEX-RN pass rates for 2,157 nursing programs in 45 states for 2010 to 2016...
November 7, 2018: Nursing Education Perspectives
Ronak Shahoei, Mohammad Fathi, Sina Valiee
Given the importance of patient safety, this study aimed to explore clinical instructors' experience of managing students' errors. A qualitative approach was adopted to conduct semistructured interviews with 12 clinical nursing and midwifery instructors. Three main categories emerged: prevention (orienting, review of the knowledge, repeating procedure by instructor, checking steps prior to performing procedure, and reminding), action (correcting, monitoring and follow-up, and informing), and feedback (cause analysis, notifying, and affecting assessment)...
November 7, 2018: Nursing Education Perspectives
Holly B Bradley, Linda L Cook, Linda Morrow, Joslin B Leasca, Tammy Lampley
The concept of compassionate caring in an online nursing education environment is an idea that has limited research. The College of Nursing at Sacred Heart University has adopted a caring model and philosophy to foster an engaged, mutually beneficial environment and guide how faculty and students interact in the online environment. Examples of how faculty engage students in these behaviors are offered.
November 5, 2018: Nursing Education Perspectives
Geraldine F Marrocco, Ekaterina Ginzburg, Shelli L Feder
A key element in the comprehensive physical exam is the patient interview in which the nurse practitioner (NP) elicits information from the patient to help guide in the discovery of a health issue. Technologies that allow the NP student to view patient interviews from the patient's perspective may enhance interviewing techniques and promote therapeutic interview behaviors. We report the results of a pilot program for NP students enrolled in an advanced health assessment course. Student volunteers conducted interviews with patient actors...
November 1, 2018: Nursing Education Perspectives
Katilya S Harris Ware, Angela D Benson
AIM: The aim of the study was to describe student and faculty experiences in the flipped learning environment. BACKGROUND: Studies of flipped instruction in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics reveal improvements in student performance. There is limited research related to student and faculty experiences in the learning environment. METHOD: This study utilized a multiple-case study research design with two undergraduate nursing courses at two institutions...
October 5, 2018: Nursing Education Perspectives
Bethany Thielmann, Kelly K Parker, Jill M Post, Samuel P Abraham
AIM: The purpose of this study was to determine factors influencing nurses' perceptions of the baccalaureate degree in nursing as the minimum requirement for professional practice. BACKGROUND: The associate degree nursing program was created in response to a nursing shortage in the early 1950s. In 1965, the American Nurses Association recommended that the BSN be the minimum to practice professionally as a nurse. METHOD: A quantitative method with a descriptive design was used...
September 18, 2018: Nursing Education Perspectives
Kathleen A Kalb, Susan O'Conner-Von
Faculty perspectives about holistic nursing education (HNE) were investigated in this descriptive study. All nurse faculty teaching in a religious-affiliated university were invited to complete a researcher-developed survey; surveys were analyzed to identify themes related to respondents' definitions of HNE. Themes included teaching holistic nursing, seeing with holistic eyes, and using holistic pedagogy. Respondents' definitions of HNE were found to be consistent with professional standards and competencies...
August 31, 2018: Nursing Education Perspectives
DeMonica Latrice Junious
Considered the norm in multiple academic settings, simulation provided a low-risk, transformational clinical learning environment across programs at a college of nursing. Undergraduate nursing students received feedback from practicing nurses, whereas graduate nursing students honed skills in evaluative feedback and communication. This intraprofessional learning opportunity cultivated a rich learning environment. Feedback revealed that the learning milieu was permeated with opportunities needed for skills, competencies, and leadership development...
August 31, 2018: Nursing Education Perspectives
Aimee Woda, Theresa Schnable, Penny Alt-Gehrman, Marilyn Meyer Bratt, Mauricio Garnier-Villarreal
The purpose of this study was to explore the differences in clinical decision-making and clinical competence between two different cohorts of graduating baccalaureate nursing students from a traditional prelicensure program in the United States. A quasi-experimental design was used to compare students who had substituted their traditional medical-surgical clinical experiences with simulation (Cohort 1, n = 35) with students who had supplementary simulation in addition to their traditional clinical experiences (Cohort 2, n = 36)...
August 24, 2018: Nursing Education Perspectives
Penny Alt-Gehrman
AIM: The purpose of this literature review was to describe what research has been conducted on transfer of knowledge using high-fidelity patient simulation (HFPS) and determine what further research is needed. BACKGROUND: The use of HFPS has expanded rapidly in recent years. There is research suggesting that HFPS effectively educates nurses for clinical practice. METHOD: An extensive literature search was conducted and analyzed for themes...
August 24, 2018: Nursing Education Perspectives
Michele A Hannon, Roberta A Raymond
This study used color coding to determine if color promotes visual cognition and learning for students to identify the sterile field while inserting an indwelling catheter. Novice students have trouble identifying the sterile field. It was theorized that adding color would help students identify what is and is not sterile. Thirty students in the control group were instructed using a standard non-color-coded catheter kit; 30 students in the experimental group were instructed using a red color-coded catheter kit...
November 2018: Nursing Education Perspectives
Andrew B Wolf
AIM: The purpose of this review was to explore what is known about the efficacy of web-based video lectures (WBVLs). BACKGROUND: Nurse educators have embraced innovations such as online, flipped, and blended learning. Such innovations are enhanced by WBVLs, but there has been limited research on effective design. METHOD: A systematic search was conducted to identify studies of the efficacy of WBVL in nursing education between 2005 and 2017...
November 2018: Nursing Education Perspectives
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