ArticleThe Use of Peer Review in Nursing Education and Clinical PracticeBoehm, Heidi MSN, RN; Bonnel, Wanda PhD, RNAuthor Information Heidi Boehm, MSN, RN, is Unit Educator, Family Medicine and Orthopedics, The University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, Kansas. Wanda Bonnel, PhD, RN, is Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Kansas, Kansas City, Kansas. ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE: Heidi Boehm, MSN, RN, Family Medicine and Orthopedics, The University of Kansas Hospital, Mail Stop 2018, Unit 43, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, KS 66160 (e-mail: [email protected]). Journal for Nurses in Staff Development (JNSD): May 2010 - Volume 26 - Issue 3 - p 108-115 doi: 10.1097/NND.0b013e3181993aa4 Buy Metrics AbstractIn Brief Peer review is an efficient tool for staff educators to use in promoting professional staff and student development. The information gathered from peer review can be used by staff educators to develop individualized performance improvement plans to support staff development and increase student learning. Peer review provides a form of feedback that can be used to identify staff clinical learning needs with the goal of increasing safety and quality care for patients. The authors illustrate the use of peer review as a mechanism for improving nursing practice and ongoing quality improvement with both nursing staff and nursing students. © 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.