Enhancing Leadership Skills through a Senior/Sophomore Clinical Partnership Experience

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/201706
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Enhancing Leadership Skills through a Senior/Sophomore Clinical Partnership Experience
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) Sophomore and senior faculty collaborated to provide an innovative clinical partnership experience. Senior nursing students were paired with sophomore nursing students in a clinical area to enhance the development of leadership skills. The senior students were in their last semester leadership clinical rotation, which focused on the role of the nurse as a leader in the clinical area. The sophomore students were in their first adult-health clinical rotation, which focused on the nursing process, medication administration, and health assessment. The senior students were responsible for receiving shift report and relaying pertinent information to the sophomore students regarding their assigned patients. The seniors then assisted the sophomores with patient care, assessments, pathophysiology, medication review, and care planning. The sophomore clinical faculty provided supervision of the students when they administered medications or performed invasive skills. At the end of the clinical day, the senior students led a 15-minute post-conference which included evidence based information about one of the following topics: medication errors, pain management, post-op care, decubitus wound care, the nursing process, end-of-life care, cellulitis, and focused assessment. The senior students then met with the sophomore clinical faculty for debriefing and to give feedback regarding the sophomores’ strengths and weaknesses related to nursing skills, communication and interactions with patients, peers, staff, and the senior nursing students. Both seniors and sophomores were asked to reflect on the experience in their weekly journal. Responses were overwhelmingly positive on both sides. Seniors were amazed at how far they had come in their four years of nursing education while sophomores were awed by how much they will be learning!
Keywords:
Clinical Innovation; Senior/Sophomore Partnership; Leadership Skills
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEnhancing Leadership Skills through a Senior/Sophomore Clinical Partnership Experienceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/201706-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) Sophomore and senior faculty collaborated to provide an innovative clinical partnership experience. Senior nursing students were paired with sophomore nursing students in a clinical area to enhance the development of leadership skills. The senior students were in their last semester leadership clinical rotation, which focused on the role of the nurse as a leader in the clinical area. The sophomore students were in their first adult-health clinical rotation, which focused on the nursing process, medication administration, and health assessment. The senior students were responsible for receiving shift report and relaying pertinent information to the sophomore students regarding their assigned patients. The seniors then assisted the sophomores with patient care, assessments, pathophysiology, medication review, and care planning. The sophomore clinical faculty provided supervision of the students when they administered medications or performed invasive skills. At the end of the clinical day, the senior students led a 15-minute post-conference which included evidence based information about one of the following topics: medication errors, pain management, post-op care, decubitus wound care, the nursing process, end-of-life care, cellulitis, and focused assessment. The senior students then met with the sophomore clinical faculty for debriefing and to give feedback regarding the sophomores’ strengths and weaknesses related to nursing skills, communication and interactions with patients, peers, staff, and the senior nursing students. Both seniors and sophomores were asked to reflect on the experience in their weekly journal. Responses were overwhelmingly positive on both sides. Seniors were amazed at how far they had come in their four years of nursing education while sophomores were awed by how much they will be learning!en_GB
dc.subjectClinical Innovationen_GB
dc.subjectSenior/Sophomore Partnershipen_GB
dc.subjectLeadership Skillsen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T10:48:24Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T10:48:24Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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