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Beyond the Front Door: A Complex Home Visit Simulation

Video Author: Marianne Cockroft, PhD, RN and Sonda Oppewal, PhD, RN, APHN-BC
Published on: 03.15.2018
Associated with: Nurse Educator. 43(2):57-59, March/April 2018

As nurses provide more services in clients’ homes, nurse educators face challenges in preparing students for transitioning to the home setting. This video and article describe an innovative home visit simulation designed to prepare prelicensure nursing students for making home visits. Students apply nursing knowledge and critical thinking as they demonstrate skills related to assessment, communication, safety, and health education when caring for clients in their homes. Concepts from medical-surgical, pediatrics, maternity, psychiatric mental health, and public health nursing courses are integrated into the simulation.

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Duration: 3:12
Empathy is at the heart of all nurse-patient interactions. Yet empathy often declines during the student’s nursing program. Julia Ward reports on her mixed-methods study to assess whether an educational intervention using standardized actors could prevent the decline of students’ empathy. Watch this video and be sure to read the full article: her educational intervention holds much potential for improving empathy in nursing students.
Creator: Jodi McDaniel, PhD, RN
Joni Tornwall, Med, RN
Duration: 5:37
The challenge to educate increasing numbers of nursing students at all levels in both online and in-class environments calls for innovative instructional strategies that may include technology-based assignments. These authors describe a case study assignment developed for a graduate-level pathophysiology course that required students to create digitally enhanced patient stories. Nursing students enrolled in the online and in-class sections of the course worked together using commonly available learning technology tools to create content that bridged pathophysiology concepts and clinical practice.
Creator: Heidi Mennenga, PhD, RN
Susan Bassett, MS, RN, CNE
Duration: 3:42
In an effort to create an interactive cultural opportunity for nursing students, Dr. Mennenga created a unique clinical experience by “matching” nursing with international students located on the same college campus. Watch this video and read the article to learn about this creative, inexpensive approach to providing a cultural clinical experience for nursing students. using resources on one’s very own campus.
Creator: Britney Besancon Kepler, BSN
Duration: 2:13
Learn more about how faculty used the Hearing Voices That Are Distressing curriculum with prelicensure students. They also studied the outcomes of the simulation on student attitudes toward and self-efficacy related to caring for patients with auditory hallucinations. In their study, 87 students were instructed to complete 3 tasks while wearing headphones delivering distressing voices. Comparing presimulation and postsimulation results, this study suggests that the simulation significantly improved attitudes toward patients with auditory hallucinations; however, self-efficacy related to caring for these patients remained largely unchanged.
Creator: Kelly Vowell Johnson, EdD, RN
Duration: 3:17
Many schools of nursing use adjunct and part time nurse educators to teach clinical courses. Dr. Johnson reports on the outcomes of a faculty development workshop to prepare these educators for evaluating their students in the clinical setting. The instructors valued using a student-oriented learning outline, gained knowledge about assessment, and indicated they would engage in activities to increase their knowledge of assessment. Watch this video and read Dr. Johnson’s article to gain some tips for preparing clinical educators in your nursing program.
Creator: Benjamin Smallheer
Duration: 2:45
The reverse case study is different from a traditional unfolding case, in which a single scenario is presented. A reverse case study incorporates students into the development of the scenario and decisions about details of the case. Learn more about this teaching method and how Dr. Smallheer uses it in his teaching.
Creator: Desiree Hensel
Duration: 2:45
This study compared the drinking patterns of 123 female nursing students with those of 185 female students of other majors enrolled beyond the freshman year at a large public university. High-risk drinking patterns did not vary significantly between the 2 groups, suggesting that students' drinking patterns reflected the norms of their institution. Prevention strategies geared at campus culture and that target students still enrolled in prerequisites may be needed to reduce alcohol abuse in nursing students.
Creator: Joyce Victor-Chmil
Duration: 2:44
Simulation design should be theory based and its effect on outcomes evaluated. This study applied a model of experiential learning to design a simulation experience, examined how this design affected clinical nursing judgment development, and described the relationship between clinical nursing judgment development and student performance when using the experiential learning design. Findings suggest that using an experiential learning simulation design results in more highly developed nursing judgment and competency in simulation performance.
Creator: Rachel Scherzer, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC
Kathryn Shaffer, EdD, RN, CNE
Kathryn Maceyko, BSN, RN
Jessica Webb, BSN, RN
Duration: 7:41
Nurse educators need new strategies that will engage students in the application of research and evidence-based practice. In this video and article the faculty members describe how they attempted to achieve these goals by forming an extracurricular student-run journal club.
Creator: Dale O’Neal, MSN, MSEd, RN
Meg Zomorodi, PhD, RN, CNL
Jennie Wagner, EdD, RN, IBCLC
Duration: 3:23
The author discusses the attitudes, influences, and practices of associate degree nursing (ADN) faculty in relation to advising students about nursing education progression. ADN faculty have a sense of moral and personal responsibility to encourage students to continue their education. Lack of faculty knowledge of program details and multiple demands on their time influence their advising practices.
Creator: Kerry Wilbur
Zohra Hasnani-Samnani
Duration: 3:50
Over the past decade, Qatar has invested heavily in both health and educational infrastructure, leading to new education programs for health care providers, including nursing and pharmacy. As these curricula emerge, there is a unique opportunity to develop and incorporate interprofessional health education within this specific cultural context. The authors describe an interprofessional education initiative between the nursing and pharmacy education programs in Qatar.
Creator: Eileen Rice, PhD, RN
Duration: 4:09
This study explored self-efficacy and emotional intelligence (EI) as predictors for successful clinical performance in nursing students. Students (n = 56) from 5 associate degree in nursing schools in 2 Northeastern states participated in the study. There were significant relationships among EI, self-efficacy, and student-rated clinical competence. The findings from this study support the importance of fostering clinical self-efficacy and building EI abilities in nursing students.
Creator: Peggy A. Bush, PhD, RPh,
Duration: 2:38
Safety education in nursing has traditionally focused at the level of individual nurse-patient interactions. Students and novice clinicians lack clinical experience to create context and understand the complexity of the health care system and safety science. Using the QSEN quality and safety competency as a framework, the objective of this education project was to design comprehensive, engaging, learner-centered, online modules that increase knowledge, skills and attitudes about medication safety.
Creator: Pamela M. Aaltonen, PhD, RN, Karen J. Foli, PhD, RN, Kristen F. Kirby, MSN, RN, FNP-C,
Duration: 6:52
Newly hired teaching assistants (TAs) in schools of nursing have varying levels of experience in academic institutions. Therefore, the orientation of TAs is important at a micro level (student instruction) and macro level (mission of the organization). The authors describe a Lean approach to strengthening TA orientation and reducing waste and inconsistency. Developed solutions and tools through the lens of quality improvement are discussed.
Creator: Barbara Hooper, DNP, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Duration: 4:26
Simulations are conducted typically with a small group of students. This article describes the process for implementing 6 high-fidelity simulations with a large group of nursing students.
Creator: Carol Della Ratta, RN MS CCRN
Duration: 3:48
Learn about using team-based learning within a flipped classroom. Students used classroom time to solve problems while developing professional competencies.
Creator: Kim Genovese and Janet Brown
Duration: 2:14
The number of international applicants to US nursing graduate programs is increasing. The authors discuss admission requirements and process for international students.
Creator: Joan Sistrunk Cranford, EdD, RN, and Theresa Bates, MSN, RN
Duration: 3:29
Education for interprofessional collaboration should begin early in the nursing program with a gradual infusion of interprofessional competencies into the curriculum. The faculty developed a program for students in nursing, physical therapy, nutrition, and respiratory care. Learn more about their program and the process they used to develop it.
Creator: Heidi A. Mennenga
Duration: 4:37
The author transitioned her community health nursing course from traditional lecture to team-based learning (TBL). She describes the implementation of TBL over a 2-year period. Read the full article in the March/April 2015 issue of Nurse Educator.
Creator: Janet R. Beulow
Duration: 4:27
In their study in the September/October 2014 issue of Nurse Educator, Meghan L. Bell and Janet R. Beulow describe how a patient advocacy service-learning course increased nursing students’ awareness and proficiency in working with the challenges faced by low-income, vulnerable individuals as they attempt to improve their lives and health.
Creator: Deborah M. Price, DNP, RN
Linda Strodtman, PhD, RN
Elizabeth Brough, PhD, RN
Duration: 2:36
Students (N = 134) created a 5-minute narrated digital story using VoiceThread technology. Through the writing and sharing of digital stories, they embraced the personal and complex nature of palliative care.
Creator: Jennifer L. Titzer and Constance F. Swenty
Duration: 4:13
Nurse educators recognize the need for deliberate and strategic integration of informatics in nursing programs. In this video Jennifer L. Titzer and Constance F. Swenty describe how their faculty integrated an academic electronic health record into the curriculum using Kotter’s framework. This video and article in our Technology Corner in the September/October 2014 issue provide guidelines for you to use in your own nursing programs.
Creator: Desiree Hensel, PhD, RN
Duration: 3:23
An important outcome of nursing education is the acquisition of an identity consistent with the profession’s core knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes. Hensel and Laux conducted a longitudinal study to describe factors associated with the acquisition of a professional identity over the course of prelicensure education. Learn more about this important study in the September/October 2014 issue of Nurse Educator (39:5).