Building Community Nursing Competencies in Undergraduate Nursing Students: An Interprofessional Collaboration for Designing Reality-Based Field Simulations

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602819
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Building Community Nursing Competencies in Undergraduate Nursing Students: An Interprofessional Collaboration for Designing Reality-Based Field Simulations
Author(s):
D'Errico, Ellen; McHan, Kelly; McHan, Kelly
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Gamma Alpha
Author Details:
Ellen D'Errico, PhD, NEA-BC, ederrico@llu.edu; Kelly McHan, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Purpose/Aims Develop reality-based field simulations in an undergraduate community health nursing course, engaging students using visual and psychomotor skills, as well as critical and reflective thinking to enhance community-based nursing competencies.  Curriculum development was done in collaboration with pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and physical therapists focusing on low fidelity simulation techniques done in a classroom setting. Background According to the Forum on the Future of Nursing: Care in the Community (2009), there is an anticipated 109% increase in the demand for full-time home health nurses from 2000-2020. If not fulfilled, this workforce shortage can be expected to negatively influence the health of communities. Schools of nursing must find ways to promote careers in community health nursing roles. The Carnegie Nursing Education Study stressed the importance of connecting theory with practice without relying so heavily on didactic teaching methods in order to close the theory/practice gap. Greater use of active simulation exercises in the curriculum may improve cognitive learning and retention, and increase student engagement in community nursing roles. Intervention A classroom laboratory of activities such as home medication reconciliation, identification of elder abuse, wound/ostomy care, urinary catheterization using models, and physical assessment is done at several home-like setting stations where students practice skills and problem solving and are signed off by faculty. Students are asked to evaluate the learning experience. Implication for Nursing Education Increasing knowledge, skills and competencies in community health nursing curricula may attract greater numbers of students to consider nursing careers based in the community.
Keywords:
interprofessional-collaboration; simulation; community nursing
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15EB2.8
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.titleBuilding Community Nursing Competencies in Undergraduate Nursing Students: An Interprofessional Collaboration for Designing Reality-Based Field Simulationsen
dc.contributor.authorD'Errico, Ellenen
dc.contributor.authorMcHan, Kellyen
dc.contributor.authorMcHan, Kellyen
dc.contributor.departmentGamma Alphaen
dc.author.detailsEllen D'Errico, PhD, NEA-BC, ederrico@llu.edu; Kelly McHan, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602819en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Purpose/Aims Develop reality-based field simulations in an undergraduate community health nursing course, engaging students using visual and psychomotor skills, as well as critical and reflective thinking to enhance community-based nursing competencies.  Curriculum development was done in collaboration with pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and physical therapists focusing on low fidelity simulation techniques done in a classroom setting. Background According to the Forum on the Future of Nursing: Care in the Community (2009), there is an anticipated 109% increase in the demand for full-time home health nurses from 2000-2020. If not fulfilled, this workforce shortage can be expected to negatively influence the health of communities. Schools of nursing must find ways to promote careers in community health nursing roles. The Carnegie Nursing Education Study stressed the importance of connecting theory with practice without relying so heavily on didactic teaching methods in order to close the theory/practice gap. Greater use of active simulation exercises in the curriculum may improve cognitive learning and retention, and increase student engagement in community nursing roles. Intervention A classroom laboratory of activities such as home medication reconciliation, identification of elder abuse, wound/ostomy care, urinary catheterization using models, and physical assessment is done at several home-like setting stations where students practice skills and problem solving and are signed off by faculty. Students are asked to evaluate the learning experience. Implication for Nursing Education Increasing knowledge, skills and competencies in community health nursing curricula may attract greater numbers of students to consider nursing careers based in the community.en
dc.subjectinterprofessional-collaborationen
dc.subjectsimulationen
dc.subjectcommunity nursingen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:37:23Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:37:23Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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