Nursing students are diverse in their levels of experience, preferred teaching styles, and levels of engagement. This poses a challenge for nurse educators to deliver meaningful classroom activities.
Learning activities should promote analysis of data in the classroom that translates into the clinical practice arena. While escape room teaching methodology has been implemented in simulation, it has had minimal use in the classroom.
The escape room teaching methodology for the classroom was developed combining case study, audience response system, and group work activities. The escape room was created for teaching content for care of the patient with myocardial infarction and implemented into the didactic learning environment.
Students provided positive feedback for this new teaching methodology.
Escape room methodology can be applied to many content areas within the didactic learning environment.