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Development and Evaluation of a Learner-Centered Educational Summer Camp Program on Soft Skills for Baccalaureate Nursing Students

Lau, Ying PhD, RN; Wang, Wenru PhD, RN

doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000065
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The objectives were to develop a learner-centered educational camp program for nursing students and to evaluate 4 areas of soft skills, communication ability, clinical interaction, interpersonal relationships, and social problem solving, before and after the program. The results showed that the summer camp program was effective in improving nursing students’ soft skills.

Author Affiliations: Assistant Professors, Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore.

The authors received financial assistance from the Science and Technology Development Fund (The Subsidy Scheme for the Promotion of Science in Schools [123/2010/P]) for this research.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Lau, Level 2, Clinical Research Centre, Block MD11, 10 Medical Dr, Singapore 117597 (nurly@nus.edu.sg; lauying37@gmail.com).

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Accepted for publication: May 24, 2014

Published ahead of print date: June 27, 2014

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