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Using Film Clips to Enhance Nursing Education

Herrman, Judith W. PhD, RN


Film clips in nursing education provide a unique way to promote active learning. Several methods for using film clips and combining them with other teaching strategies are discussed. Suggestions for the use of popular clips, logistical aspects of showing clips in class, and legal issues associated with copyright are addressed. Faculty are encouraged to use this strategy to evoke emotional responses, generate discussion, enhance clinical decision making, and provide vicarious learning.

Author Affiliation: Assistant Director, School of Nursing, University of Delaware, Newark, Del.

Correspondence: School of Nursing, University of Delaware, 355 McDowell Hall, Newark, DE 19716 (

© 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.