As the complexity of nursing practice continues to explode at unprecedented rates, our graduate nurses who are entering the nursing profession are required to function with a high degree of autonomy and clinical decision making skills. Bridging the gap between the classroom and clinical practice has never been more important for nurse educators to explore.
Freestanding simulation centers total an estimated $200,000 to $1.6 million for start-up costs and at least $15,000 for annual maintenance. This enormous cost can leave organizations looking for creative ways to balance the budget.
Compared to other types of assessment and evaluation, clinical evaluation is, by its very nature, subjective. Achieving some measure of objectivity, reliability, and validity in the process of clinical evaluation presents a real challenge.
Even with the new, updated version of the Standards of Best Practice: SimulationSM, it is clear that there is an ongoing need for education on implementation. You may be wondering why that is so.
Academia to Bedside is a four-part series that focuses on the transition of nursing students from education to their professional role. Part 4 focuses on the role of the Nurse Educator.
Academia to Bedside is a four-part series that focuses on the transition of nursing students from education to their professional role. Part 3 focuses on the role of the Nurse Educator using technology (simulation) to help transition from the classroom to the bedside.
Nursing leaders agree that active, contextual learning leads to positive student outcomes and professional success. Simulations are ideal for helping students experience how health care works in context Students do not learn from just textbooks and lectures...