Utilization of an Alternative Clinical Learning Environment for Foundations of Nursing II Students in a Baccalaureate Nursing Program

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243209
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Utilization of an Alternative Clinical Learning Environment for Foundations of Nursing II Students in a Baccalaureate Nursing Program
Author(s):
Betts, Kelly J.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Gamma Xi Region 6
Author Details:
Betts, Kelly J., MNSc, RN, kbetts2@uams.edu;
Abstract:
Nursing faculty are faced with many challenges. One of the issues involves trying to provide nursing students with in-patient clinical experiences.  In particular, faculty members struggle with the issue of not getting enough clinical slots in local area hospitals to meet the needs of the clinical requirements of the course. Nursing faculty are then faced with the challenge of creating alternative clinical learning environments that promote the fundamental nursing skills and critical thinking components that are essential to meet course objectives and promote efficiency in nursing skills. Many schools are relying on simulation labs and other sources of simulated clinical experiences to meet the school’s clinical requirements. This oral presentation or poster presentation if accepted will discuss how a team of faculty at the University of Arkansas for Medical sciences, College of Nursing created and utilized an alternative learning environment for their Foundations of Nursing II course in their baccalaureate nursing program. The alternative clinical learning environment was created using the simulation lab and an online virtual patient community. The creation of this alternative clinical learning environment provided students with an in-patient hospital environment utilizing real case scenarios of patients via video along with the patient simulators in a simulated hospital environment while providing the students with learning concepts such as nursing skills, pharmacology, lab interpretation, assessment skills, psychosocial aspects and critical thinking skills. Two years of student data were collected using an online survey tool to ascertain student satisfaction with the alternative clinical experience. Results indicated that students overall were very satisfied with the clinical experience and although they felt it was not equivalent to the actual patient care experience, it provided them with a safe, simulated environment to practice skills, critically think and sharpen their assessment skills.
Keywords:
Alternative Clinical Learing Environment; Critical Thinking; Simulation
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012 ; 12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleUtilization of an Alternative Clinical Learning Environment for Foundations of Nursing II Students in a Baccalaureate Nursing Programen
dc.contributor.authorBetts, Kelly J.en
dc.contributor.departmentGamma Xi Region 6en
dc.author.detailsBetts, Kelly J., MNSc, RN, kbetts2@uams.edu;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243209-
dc.description.abstractNursing faculty are faced with many challenges. One of the issues involves trying to provide nursing students with in-patient clinical experiences.  In particular, faculty members struggle with the issue of not getting enough clinical slots in local area hospitals to meet the needs of the clinical requirements of the course. Nursing faculty are then faced with the challenge of creating alternative clinical learning environments that promote the fundamental nursing skills and critical thinking components that are essential to meet course objectives and promote efficiency in nursing skills. Many schools are relying on simulation labs and other sources of simulated clinical experiences to meet the school’s clinical requirements. This oral presentation or poster presentation if accepted will discuss how a team of faculty at the University of Arkansas for Medical sciences, College of Nursing created and utilized an alternative learning environment for their Foundations of Nursing II course in their baccalaureate nursing program. The alternative clinical learning environment was created using the simulation lab and an online virtual patient community. The creation of this alternative clinical learning environment provided students with an in-patient hospital environment utilizing real case scenarios of patients via video along with the patient simulators in a simulated hospital environment while providing the students with learning concepts such as nursing skills, pharmacology, lab interpretation, assessment skills, psychosocial aspects and critical thinking skills. Two years of student data were collected using an online survey tool to ascertain student satisfaction with the alternative clinical experience. Results indicated that students overall were very satisfied with the clinical experience and although they felt it was not equivalent to the actual patient care experience, it provided them with a safe, simulated environment to practice skills, critically think and sharpen their assessment skills.en
dc.subjectAlternative Clinical Learing Environmenten
dc.subjectCritical Thinkingen
dc.subjectSimulationen
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:19:02Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12en
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:19:02Z-
dc.conference.date2012en
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen
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