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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162623
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Evaluation of a Partners for Learning Program
Abstract:
Evaluation of a Partners for Learning Program
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:1999
Author:Mary, , Hereford
Contact Address:Boise State University, Department of Nursing, 1910 University Drive, Boise, ID, 83725
Contact Telephone:USA
Co-Authors:Barbara Allerton
Clinical Topic: Emergency nursing is a highly specialized and attractive area of practice for nursing students, but is typically not offered in basic nursing curricula. An elective emergency nursing course was developed including clinical experiences. Following classes in emergency nursing and skills, students worked side-by-side with emergency nurses. Registered nurses with at least two years experience in emergency nursing served as clinical practice partners to maximize students' learning. The clinical practice partners shared knowledge and expertise with students while providing care for clients in emergency departments. The 45 hour clinical experience included 24 hours working in an emergency department, a workshop on emergency are, a ride-along experience with paramedics, emergency skill practice and clinical post-conferences. The purpose of this project was to evaluate the clinical practice partner model as a teaching and learning method.

Implementation: The Clinical Practice Partners (n=30) and students enrolled in this elective (n=30) were asked to participate in the evaluation process at course completion. Clinical Practice Partners completed evaluations in emergency departments where they worked while students completed evaluations in the university setting. Faculty were not present to ensure anonymity. The Clinical Practice Partners completed a 10 item Likert type scale to evaluate students' preparation, performance, and effectiveness of course design. Students utilized a 14 item survey with a Likert type scale evaluating course design and their learning. Students were required to be in the last semester of the Associate of Science Nursing Program (n=4) or the fourth semester of the Bachelor of Science Nursing Program (n=26). The response rate for the evaluations was 100%.

Outcomes: Clinical Practice Partners agreed and/or strongly agreed (100%) the clinical practice partner model was a positive method of combining education and practice. Nursing students agreed and/or strongly agreed (100%) the clinical practice partner model was a highly effective method of learning. Students stated the assessment and critical thinking skills gained are applicable in any practice setting. For the first time in many years, new graduates completing this course were hired into emergency departments.

Recommendations: Evaluations showed the Clinical Practice Partner model to be an effective method of learning for students in emergency nursing. All the clinical practice partners volunteered to partner with students for future emergency nursing courses. This course provided valuable learning experiences for future emergency nurses by capitalizing on the knowledge and skills of practicing emergency nurses. [Clinical Poster Presentation]
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEvaluation of a Partners for Learning Programen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162623-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Evaluation of a Partners for Learning Program</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Emergency Nurses Association</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">1999</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Mary, , Hereford</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Boise State University, Department of Nursing, 1910 University Drive, Boise, ID, 83725</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Barbara Allerton</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Clinical Topic: Emergency nursing is a highly specialized and attractive area of practice for nursing students, but is typically not offered in basic nursing curricula. An elective emergency nursing course was developed including clinical experiences. Following classes in emergency nursing and skills, students worked side-by-side with emergency nurses. Registered nurses with at least two years experience in emergency nursing served as clinical practice partners to maximize students' learning. The clinical practice partners shared knowledge and expertise with students while providing care for clients in emergency departments. The 45 hour clinical experience included 24 hours working in an emergency department, a workshop on emergency are, a ride-along experience with paramedics, emergency skill practice and clinical post-conferences. The purpose of this project was to evaluate the clinical practice partner model as a teaching and learning method.<br/><br/>Implementation: The Clinical Practice Partners (n=30) and students enrolled in this elective (n=30) were asked to participate in the evaluation process at course completion. Clinical Practice Partners completed evaluations in emergency departments where they worked while students completed evaluations in the university setting. Faculty were not present to ensure anonymity. The Clinical Practice Partners completed a 10 item Likert type scale to evaluate students' preparation, performance, and effectiveness of course design. Students utilized a 14 item survey with a Likert type scale evaluating course design and their learning. Students were required to be in the last semester of the Associate of Science Nursing Program (n=4) or the fourth semester of the Bachelor of Science Nursing Program (n=26). The response rate for the evaluations was 100%.<br/><br/>Outcomes: Clinical Practice Partners agreed and/or strongly agreed (100%) the clinical practice partner model was a positive method of combining education and practice. Nursing students agreed and/or strongly agreed (100%) the clinical practice partner model was a highly effective method of learning. Students stated the assessment and critical thinking skills gained are applicable in any practice setting. For the first time in many years, new graduates completing this course were hired into emergency departments.<br/><br/>Recommendations: Evaluations showed the Clinical Practice Partner model to be an effective method of learning for students in emergency nursing. All the clinical practice partners volunteered to partner with students for future emergency nursing courses. This course provided valuable learning experiences for future emergency nurses by capitalizing on the knowledge and skills of practicing emergency nurses. [Clinical Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:31:19Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:31:19Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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