Track: Education: quality improvement; best practice; curricular changes; student outcomes; and/or innovative projects educators use with any type of learners
Teaching Clinical Judgement to Nursing Students Using Simulation
Teaching clinical judgement to nursing students using simulation
Research has found that many new nursing graduates have difficulty with clinical judgement. A recent study found that only 23% of newly graduated nurses demonstrate the entry-level competencies and practice readiness needed for today’s complex healthcare system (Kavanagh & Szweda, 2017). A BSN program, in the Midwest Region of the U.S., utilizing a concept-based curriculum, has implemented Tanner’s Clinical Judgement model (Tanner, 2006) as a framework to teach clinical judgement. The steps of Tanner’s model, noticing, interpreting, responding, and reflecting, has been incorporated throughout the program in the classroom, clinical, and simulation settings with simulation as the key component for the application of this model. This presentation will discuss the implementation of the model into a four-credit integration course which utilizes simulation as the primary teaching methodology. For each session, students complete a pre-briefing assignment, participate in the simulation, and partake in small and large group debriefing. After the simulation they also complete an individual and/or group assignment. Examples of simulation activities used for each step of Tanner’s model will be demonstrated. An example of a simulation used to teach clinical judgement based on Tanner’s model will be enacted during the presentation. In addition, outcome measures will be discussed, including simulation evaluations before and after the model implementation. Implications for use of this model in other settings to teach clinical judgement will be reviewed.
Discuss the use of Tanner’s model to teach clinical judgement
Describe how simulation using Tanner’s Model is used in one BSN concept-based program to facilitate clinical judgement
Identify activities and outcome measures focusing on clinical judgement used in a simulation course