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TeamSTEPPS® Training for Nursing Students Using Pop Culture Media

Video Author: Gary, Jodie C. PhD, RN
Published on: 01.31.2020
Associated with: January/February 2020, Volume 45, Issue 1; Nurse Educator. 45(1):5-6, January/February 2020

Nursing students are expected to collaborate with other professionals in clinical practice. This video and article present an innovative strategy, inspired by popular culture media, offering nurse educators an easy, entertaining, and interactive way of teaching TeamSTEPPS content. This approach is adaptable to engage a variety of students and course designs.

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Creator: Fleming, Louise PhD, RN; Lorenzen, Rachael MSN, RN; Stanek, Joan MSN, RN, ANP-BC; Williams, Megan EdD, RN, FNP-BC; Mendel, Hilary MSN, RN
Duration: 4:52
For precepted clinical immersion experiences, students are often assigned a hospital unit that does not allow them to work with their preferred patient population or learn about the care continuum. Five clinical immersion experiences were developed using an innovative model focused on specific patient populations across the care continuum. More than 50 students transitioned through varied areas across the care continuum, based on their chosen focus. Learn more about this innovation in the video and article.
Creator: Gary, Jodie C. PhD, RN
Duration: 4:29
Nursing students are expected to collaborate with other professionals in clinical practice. This video and article present an innovative strategy, inspired by popular culture media, offering nurse educators an easy, entertaining, and interactive way of teaching TeamSTEPPS content. This approach is adaptable to engage a variety of students and course designs.
Creator: Hooper-Arana, Erica D. DNP, RN; Li, Judy N. DrPH, MBA; Borges, Wanda J. PhD, RN; Bodenheimer, Thomas MD
Duration: 3:22
To address the need for RNs to assume a role in chronic care management, a School of Nursing and Health Professions piloted a clinical option in which second-degree master of science in nursing students are prepared to function as health coaches on primary care teams at a local community health center. Reshifting the focus of nursing education to integrate primary care nursing, it is important to embed nursing students into primary care practices where they can learn about the longitudinal care of patients with chronic conditions.
Creator: McLain, Rhonda M. PhD, RN; Moore, Randy DNP, RN; Hites, Lisle PhD
Duration: 5:03
Many of our military transitioning to civilian life are expertly trained medics, corpsmen, and health care specialists. An innovative model was developed for waiving the requirements for specific nursing courses for veteran-students. Using a skills self-assessment tool and a validation process, veteran-students are able to demonstrate their knowledge, training, and experience. As part of the program, 32 veteran-students have validated out of 65 courses for 115 credit hours. All students have successfully progressed through the BSN program.
Creator: Nguyen-Truong, Connie Kim Yen PhD, RN; Graves, Janessa M. PhD, MPH; Enslow, Electra MA, AHIP; Williams-Gilbert, Wendy PhD, RN
Duration: 5:50
Open educational resources (OERs) increase access to high-quality academic learning materials and promote affordable education in nursing. Faculty, university librarians, and community leaders worked together to identify OERs for a population health course. The author explains the project in this video and be sure to read the article to learn more.
Creator: Beroz, Sabrina DNP, RN, CHSE-A; Schneidereith, Tonya PhD, ARNP, CNE, CHSE-A; Farina, Crystel L. MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE; Daniels, Amy PhD, RN, CHSE; Dawson, Lauren MSN, RN; Watties-Daniels, Denyce DNP, RN; Sullivan, Nancy DNP, RN
Duration: 3:52
Schools of nursing are substituting simulation for clinical experience without requisite knowledge of simulation pedagogy. A 3-day train-the-trainer program prepared nurse educators across schools of nursing to use theory, standards, and guidelines when conducting simulation-based experiences. This curriculum model has proved effective in increasing the quality and quantity of simulation used in educating Maryland's nurses. To date, 154 nurse educators have participated in the train-the-trainer program.
Creator: Kimzey, Michelle PhD, RN; Mastel-Smith, Beth PhD, RN; Seale, Ashlie MSN, RN-BC
Duration: 3:35
More people are living with dementia, and dementia education is important to prepare nursing students to care for this population. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of a virtual dementia experience on nursing students' attitudes and empathy for people with dementia, dementia knowledge, and self-confidence for dementia care. Dementia-specific education had a significant influence on students' attitudes, knowledge, self-confidence, and empathy. After you watch the video, read about this study.
Creator: Fisher, MaryDee DNP, RN, CPN; Robb, Meigan PhD, RN; Wolf, Debra M. PhD, RN; Slade, Julie DNP, RN
Duration: 4:36
Discussion forum are used to facilitate student interactions, gain new knowledge, and engage students in the course, among other outcomes. Most faculty teaching online use a rubric to assess student participation in these forums. This video and article describe how nursing faculty created a standardized rubric to be used across all of their online nursing programs (RN-BSN, MSN, and DNP) to objectively assess learning in discussion forum, postings.
Creator: Morris, Melissa MSN, RN, CPN, CHSE; Fernandez, Ana DNP, RN, CNE
Duration: 2:36
Documentation in health care serves to provide an accurate record of the patient’s status and needs at a point in time. We examined if using an educational EMR (EEMR) impacted the quantity of student documentation. One group of students learned with the EEMR and another group with a paper chart. Use of the EEMR improved students’ nursing notes, VS, I & O, and MAR documentation, but the quantity of documentation by students in both cohorts was low. If you are thinking about an EEMR, or using one, be sure to watch the video and read the article.
Creator: Lancaster, Rachelle J. PhD, RN; Mott, Jason PhD, RN; Hendryx, Jennifer MS
Duration: 2:59
The Quality Matters™ (QM) rubric is useful when assessing online courses for quality and structure. The authors integrated a QM assignment for nurse educator graduate students in their assessment course. In this unique learning experience, students enter an active online course offered in the school of nursing and provide the instructors with a real-time assessment of course methods, demonstration of learning outcomes, and written feedback for course improvement. This activity benefits the graduate students evaluating courses as well faculty whose course is being assessed. Read the article and watch the video to learn about this teaching strategy and how you can use it in your own school.
Creator: Poorman, Susan G. PhD, RN, CNS-BC, ANEF; Mastorovich, Melissa L. DNP, RN, BC
Duration: 4:22
In this video the authors summarize their study on the meaning of grades to nursing students at all educational levels. Nursing students (n=46) from 14 schools described a time that stood out to them when they were graded, reflected on their story, and discussed what this experience meant to them. The main theme was “needing an A.” This was discussed by students at every level of nursing education. Students not only needed to get an A, but also needed to get an A in every course they took, causing stress and disappointment when they were unable to achieve these grades. This is an important article for all nurse educators to read.
Creator: Jami Nininger, MSN, RN, Assistant Dean of Online Education; and Miriam RB Abbott, Assistant Professor, Mount Carmel College of Nursing, Columbus, Ohio
Duration: 1:49
Engagement is essential for online learner success. Formative assessments provide ideal engagement tools that permit learners to evaluate their understanding. Learn about these tools in the video and follow up by reading the authors’ Teaching Tips for formative assessment.
Creator: Smothers, Angel DNP, APRN, FNP-BC; Young, Stephanie MSN, RN; Dai, Zheng MS
Duration: 1:41
Education on palliative care should begin early in prelicensure nursing education because of the complex care needs of patients requiring end-of-life care. In this video and article, the authors explain how they integrated the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) curriculum into the prelicensure program. The assessed students’ attitudes on end-of-life care using the Frommelt Attitudes Toward Care of the Dying scale (as sophomores, then again as seniors). Seniors were more comfortable caring for patients at end of life and had a better understanding of their role.
Creator: Bilinski, Hope PhD, RN; Peternelj-Taylor, Cindy MSc, RN, DF-IAFN
Duration: 6:13
The College of Nursing and University of Saskatchewan (Canada) developed an assessment tool that examined commitments to interprofessional education (IPE). Their work resulted in the development of a pathway that led to a comprehensive assessment of these commitments and provided rich discussions about IPE. The resulting IPE Framework is an effective visual representation of their commitments to IPE at multiple levels. The authors share this visual with readers. This is a good video to watch and be sure to read the full article.
Creator: Sun, Grace H. DNP, RN, APRN, FNP-BC; Cherry, Barbara DNSc, RN, MBA, NEA-BC
Duration: 3:43
Since the implementation of the DNP degree, there has been inconsistency about the DNP scholarly project. Many issues related to the DNP project can be addressed using a logic model approach and incorporating current best practices. This video and article explain how a logic model can be used for the development or improvement of DNP project processes, incorporating best practices and evaluation methods to ensure quality and rigor.
Creator: Stuckey, Lanette, MSN, RN, CNE, CMSRN; Wright, Ariel, MSN, RN
Duration: 2:30
In a medical-surgical course, we created a scenario-recorded activity to provide an innovative way for students to develop their cultural competence. The assignment objectives are aligned with the student learning outcomes and QSEN competencies. The student is given a specific cultural scenario upon arriving to the simulation lab; the student then acts out how to handle the situation as a culturally competent nurse while being videotaped. Video debriefing occurs with the student and nurse educator, which allows reflection on the performance. After the debriefing, the student completes a reflective activity. This activity provides a safe environment for students to practice and expand their cultural communication skills.
Creator: Hampton, Michelle DeCoux, PhD, RN
Duration: 3:17
Nursing students are often underprepared for the rigors of graduate writing. Dr. Michelle Hampton used a prospective, repeated-measures design to evaluate 5 years of faculty-implemented writing development strategies in a DNP program. Faculty adopted 12 strategies that addressed skill building in content, construction, format, plagiarism, and citation use. The most frequently used strategies were rubrics, plagiarism detection software, multistep assignments, and examples of well-written papers, all strategies that increased in use over the 5-year study. If you teach in a DNP program, do not miss watching this video and reading the article.
Creator: Cyphers, Natalie A., PhD, RN; Mest, Carol G., PhD, RN, ANP-BC; Doyle-Tadduni, Mary Elizabeth, PhD, MBA, RN
Duration: 4:50
Assessment is a vital role of all nurses, yet cardiac murmur identification remains difficult for students. A psychoacoustic approach involves repetition of cardiac sounds to facilitate auditory perceptual learning. The purpose of this study by Dr. Cyphers and her team was to determine the effectiveness of a psychoacoustic learning modality for identification of cardiac murmurs by nurse practitioner students. A repeated-measures design was used. Findings indicated that a psychoacoustic learning approach helps students develop their proficiency in cardiac assessment. In this video and article, you will be introduced to psychoacoustic learning and how to use this approach in teaching assessment in nursing.
Creator: Hatzenbuhler, Nicole J., MSN, RN; Klein, Julie E., PhD, RN, CNE
Duration: 2:06
This qualitative study explored the perceptions of newly graduated RNs about how their educational experiences as prelicensure students prepared them to enter the nursing workforce. Interviews with 10 RNs revealed that nursing programs did not adequately prepare them for their multifaceted roles and responsibilities. Nursing faculty should implement practice-oriented educational experiences to facilitate students to assume professional roles and responsibilities when they enter the nursing workforce. The authors describe their study in this video (be sure to read the full article).
Creator: Kessler, Theresa A., PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CNE; Kurtz, Christine P., DNP, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CNE
Duration: 3:07
The college years are a time of transition in which students experiment with behaviors including use of alcohol. Using a nursing student-faculty collaborative model, students evaluate a mass media campaign with social norming messages and education to influence the drinking culture on a college campus. Students observed the mass media messages, with 81.9% viewing posters. A significant decrease in binge drinking was reported. The mass media campaign, led by nursing students and faculty, was effective at influencing the drinking culture on a college campus.



Creator: Fleming, Louise PhD, RN; Lorenzen, Rachael MSN, RN; Stanek, Joan MSN, RN, ANP-BC; Williams, Megan EdD, RN, FNP-BC; Mendel, Hilary MSN, RN
Duration: 4:52
For precepted clinical immersion experiences, students are often assigned a hospital unit that does not allow them to work with their preferred patient population or learn about the care continuum. Five clinical immersion experiences were developed using an innovative model focused on specific patient populations across the care continuum. More than 50 students transitioned through varied areas across the care continuum, based on their chosen focus. Learn more about this innovation in the video and article.
Creator: Gary, Jodie C. PhD, RN
Duration: 4:29
Nursing students are expected to collaborate with other professionals in clinical practice. This video and article present an innovative strategy, inspired by popular culture media, offering nurse educators an easy, entertaining, and interactive way of teaching TeamSTEPPS content. This approach is adaptable to engage a variety of students and course designs.
Creator: Hooper-Arana, Erica D. DNP, RN; Li, Judy N. DrPH, MBA; Borges, Wanda J. PhD, RN; Bodenheimer, Thomas MD
Duration: 3:22
To address the need for RNs to assume a role in chronic care management, a School of Nursing and Health Professions piloted a clinical option in which second-degree master of science in nursing students are prepared to function as health coaches on primary care teams at a local community health center. Reshifting the focus of nursing education to integrate primary care nursing, it is important to embed nursing students into primary care practices where they can learn about the longitudinal care of patients with chronic conditions.
Creator: McLain, Rhonda M. PhD, RN; Moore, Randy DNP, RN; Hites, Lisle PhD
Duration: 5:03
Many of our military transitioning to civilian life are expertly trained medics, corpsmen, and health care specialists. An innovative model was developed for waiving the requirements for specific nursing courses for veteran-students. Using a skills self-assessment tool and a validation process, veteran-students are able to demonstrate their knowledge, training, and experience. As part of the program, 32 veteran-students have validated out of 65 courses for 115 credit hours. All students have successfully progressed through the BSN program.
Creator: Kimzey, Michelle PhD, RN; Mastel-Smith, Beth PhD, RN; Seale, Ashlie MSN, RN-BC
Duration: 3:35
More people are living with dementia, and dementia education is important to prepare nursing students to care for this population. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of a virtual dementia experience on nursing students' attitudes and empathy for people with dementia, dementia knowledge, and self-confidence for dementia care. Dementia-specific education had a significant influence on students' attitudes, knowledge, self-confidence, and empathy. After you watch the video, read about this study.
Creator: Fisher, MaryDee DNP, RN, CPN; Robb, Meigan PhD, RN; Wolf, Debra M. PhD, RN; Slade, Julie DNP, RN
Duration: 4:36
Discussion forum are used to facilitate student interactions, gain new knowledge, and engage students in the course, among other outcomes. Most faculty teaching online use a rubric to assess student participation in these forums. This video and article describe how nursing faculty created a standardized rubric to be used across all of their online nursing programs (RN-BSN, MSN, and DNP) to objectively assess learning in discussion forum, postings.
Creator: Morris, Melissa MSN, RN, CPN, CHSE; Fernandez, Ana DNP, RN, CNE
Duration: 2:36
Documentation in health care serves to provide an accurate record of the patient’s status and needs at a point in time. We examined if using an educational EMR (EEMR) impacted the quantity of student documentation. One group of students learned with the EEMR and another group with a paper chart. Use of the EEMR improved students’ nursing notes, VS, I & O, and MAR documentation, but the quantity of documentation by students in both cohorts was low. If you are thinking about an EEMR, or using one, be sure to watch the video and read the article.
Creator: Jami Nininger, MSN, RN, Assistant Dean of Online Education; and Miriam RB Abbott, Assistant Professor, Mount Carmel College of Nursing, Columbus, Ohio
Duration: 1:49
Engagement is essential for online learner success. Formative assessments provide ideal engagement tools that permit learners to evaluate their understanding. Learn about these tools in the video and follow up by reading the authors’ Teaching Tips for formative assessment.
Creator: Smothers, Angel DNP, APRN, FNP-BC; Young, Stephanie MSN, RN; Dai, Zheng MS
Duration: 1:41
Education on palliative care should begin early in prelicensure nursing education because of the complex care needs of patients requiring end-of-life care. In this video and article, the authors explain how they integrated the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) curriculum into the prelicensure program. The assessed students’ attitudes on end-of-life care using the Frommelt Attitudes Toward Care of the Dying scale (as sophomores, then again as seniors). Seniors were more comfortable caring for patients at end of life and had a better understanding of their role.
Creator: Stuckey, Lanette, MSN, RN, CNE, CMSRN; Wright, Ariel, MSN, RN
Duration: 2:30
In a medical-surgical course, we created a scenario-recorded activity to provide an innovative way for students to develop their cultural competence. The assignment objectives are aligned with the student learning outcomes and QSEN competencies. The student is given a specific cultural scenario upon arriving to the simulation lab; the student then acts out how to handle the situation as a culturally competent nurse while being videotaped. Video debriefing occurs with the student and nurse educator, which allows reflection on the performance. After the debriefing, the student completes a reflective activity. This activity provides a safe environment for students to practice and expand their cultural communication skills.
Creator: Hatzenbuhler, Nicole J., MSN, RN; Klein, Julie E., PhD, RN, CNE
Duration: 2:06
This qualitative study explored the perceptions of newly graduated RNs about how their educational experiences as prelicensure students prepared them to enter the nursing workforce. Interviews with 10 RNs revealed that nursing programs did not adequately prepare them for their multifaceted roles and responsibilities. Nursing faculty should implement practice-oriented educational experiences to facilitate students to assume professional roles and responsibilities when they enter the nursing workforce. The authors describe their study in this video (be sure to read the full article).
Creator: Kessler, Theresa A., PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CNE; Kurtz, Christine P., DNP, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CNE
Duration: 3:07
The college years are a time of transition in which students experiment with behaviors including use of alcohol. Using a nursing student-faculty collaborative model, students evaluate a mass media campaign with social norming messages and education to influence the drinking culture on a college campus. Students observed the mass media messages, with 81.9% viewing posters. A significant decrease in binge drinking was reported. The mass media campaign, led by nursing students and faculty, was effective at influencing the drinking culture on a college campus.
Creator: Geist, Melissa J., EdD, APRN-BC, CNE
Duration: 6:05
Nurses are uniquely positioned to be bedside innovators to improve patient care delivery. A faculty team from nursing and chemical engineering developed a course that brought together students from each discipline for a cross-disciplinary, team-based clinical immersion. During each clinical immersion, the student teams rotated through various hospital units where they identified problems and worked together in the university's makerspace (iMaker Space) to design and build prototypes to improve health outcomes. Read the article and then watch the video to learn more about this innovative clinical course.
Creator: A Capstone Simulation for Leadership Development: Bridging Theory to Practice
Duration: 4:32
New graduate nurses are expected to be practice-ready upon graduation. However, transitioning from the role of student to one of leadership in the professional nurse's role is a complex experience. Learn about the Mock Hospital, a comprehensive capstone simulation that immerses senior nursing students into the leadership role of the professional nurse. This is a must-watch video and be sure to read the article.
Creator: Flipping the Classroom in Health Care Higher Education: A Systematic Review
Duration: 4:32
The flipped classroom is an approach to teaching with independent and asynchronous study of content by students and active learning during scheduled class times. This systematic review examined research on flipped classrooms in health professions education. The majority of the studies in the review noted a significant improvement in at least 1 student academic outcome using the flipped classroom compared with traditional lecture. The review did not reveal compelling evidence for the effectiveness of this method above that of traditional classroom approaches.
Creator: Roach, Ashley, MS, RN, CNL; Hooke, Sherrill, MEd, RN, CGRN, CCCTM
Duration: 2:58
Through the Veterans Affairs Nursing Academic Partnership (VANAP), nursing students and faculty participated in practice innovations in a Veterans Affairs Health Care System. Students were placed in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Through activities such as postconferences and population-based projects, they joined forces with Veterans Affairs staff on issues that affected veterans' health care. Student placements in settings across the care continuum improved communication between the settings. The enhanced partnership between the 2 organizations addressed a relevant, meaningful patient care issue.
Creator: Jennifer Brussow, Karin Roberts, Sheryl Sommer, Matthew Scaruto, and Christine Mills
Duration: 3:27
Many nursing programs have adopted or are transitioning to a concept-based curriculum (CBC). The authors conducted a national study to develop a list of concepts and exemplars for a CBC. They share their findings and present a leveled approach to positioning exemplars within the curriculum. The authors discuss the findings in this video. Their article is Open Access so read and share with your faculty and colleagues.
Creator: Ulrik Terp, MSc, Fredrik Hjärthag, PhD, and Birgitta Bisholt, PhD, RN
Duration: 2:45
Nursing students’ exposure to stress negatively affects both academic and clinical performance. The authors describe their study of the effects of a 10-week cognitive behavioral therapy–based stress management program. There were positive effects of the training program compared with a control group. Students’ perceived stress management competency, self-efficacy, and self-esteem were higher 1 year after the intervention. Don’t miss seeing this video and reading the article.
Creator: Marilyn Oermann
Duration: 20:20
This is the first video in our writing for publication series. The purpose of the manuscript and intended readers guide your selection of a journal for submission. Learn about directories of nursing and other journals and sending a query email.
Creator: Marilyn Oermann
Duration: 15:58
This is the 2nd video in our writing for publication series. Learn about the journal’s Information for Authors and why important, formats for writing different types of manuscripts (research reports, reviews, quality improvement, and educational topics), and reporting guidelines. References and tables/figures also are discussed.
Creator: Marilyn Oermann
Duration: 32:35
This is the final video in our writing for publication series. In this video you will get some additional tips on writing your manuscript and will learn about peer review and responding to reviewers’ comments. Other topics include authorship criteria, copyright, open access, and avoiding “predatory journals.”
Creator: Amanda Hopkins, PhD, RN and Wendy Kooken, PhD, RN
Duration: 1:49
Funding for nursing education research is scarce. One alternate means of funding is through crowdfunding. Crowdfunding is a general term for obtaining monetary donations from many people for a variety of reasons. In this video learn how these nurse educators engaged in a successful, donation-based crowdfunding project to fund their nursing education study.
Creator: Linda Plank, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
Duration: 4:52
The operating room (OR) is a unique practice environment for nurses; however, many nursing programs no longer include OR nursing in the curriculum. This is unfortunate because ORs in the U.S. are experiencing shortages of nurses. Watch this video to learn how this school provided learning experiences in the OR for students through an academic-practice partnership. In the article Dr Plank also discusses varies types of OR experiences for students that schools might consider.
Creator: Diane Toto, RN, MSN
Duration: 4:21
Students lack experience in making connections between signs and symptoms and the patient’s acuity level. Many students fail to notice when a patient is deteriorating. The Levels of Sickness Teaching Strategy helps students recognize clinical deterioration in a timely manner by understanding the meaning of a wide range of signs and symptoms. This teaching strategy, referred to as the Sick tool, can be used in the classroom, simulation, and clinical settings. Learn about this strategy by watching this video and reading the article.
Creator: Wendy Manetti, PhD, RN, CRNP
Duration: 3:48
Assessing clinical judgment for safe nursing practice is a challenge. The author used the Lasater Clinical Judgment Rubric (LCJR) to evaluate clinical judgment of junior and senior nursing students in the clinical setting. Juniors demonstrated an accomplished level on the total scale and all 4 subscales, whereas seniors had exemplary clinical judgment on the total scale and 3 of 4 subscales. Learn more about this study from the author’s video and article.
Creator: Sharon L. Colley, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE
Duration: 3:33
Recognizing the value that introverts bring to a nursing program is essential. In this video and article, Dr Colley emphasizes the importance of nurse educators preparing all students for leadership roles in the profession and to do so in a way that is equitable. We need a balanced cadre of effective leaders from across the temperament continuum who can address the complex challenges facing nursing and health care in general. Nurse educators are integral to preparation of resilient and diverse leaders in nursing.
Creator: Mary Tedesco-Schneck, PhD, RN, CPNP
Duration: 4:35
Nursing faculty need to provide students with problem-solving skills during their formative academic years, and feminist pedagogy supported by classroom participation may foster these skills. Through the lens of feminist pedagogy, factors that influence classroom participation of nursing students were identified using the College and University Classroom Environment Inventory. Watch this video to learn about the study and implications for teaching, and be sure to read the article.
Creator: Janice Hawkins, PhD, RN
Duration: 04:28
Increasing the number of BSN-prepared nurses at the bedside is directly linked to improved health care outcomes. However, employers are challenged to find enough BSN graduates to meet workforce demands. In this video (and article), Dr. Hawkins presents an educational model to increase enrollment, retention, and graduation rates of RN students in a BSN program (RN-BSN) in a resource limited rural community. This exemplar may equip nurse educators with strategies to adopt in their own communities.
Creator: Tracy P. George, DNP, RN, APRN-BC, CNE, Dorie Lynn Weaver, MSN, RN, APRN-BC, and Sarah H. Kershner, PhD, CHES
Duration: 1:52
In the authors’ prelicensure nursing program, junior students enrolled in the first adult health course were recruited to be standardized patients (SPs) and peer teachers for the first-semester junior students in health assessment. The students who were SPs were able to count the experience as clinical practice hours. The simulated experiences were implemented in examination rooms that resembled a realistic clinical environment. Students obtained a history and performed a focused physical assessment on the SP, who assessed their clinical competence. Learn more about this innovative teaching strategy in this video and the article.
Creator: Jeannie B. Weston
Duration: 5:12
Clinicians need to be prepared to teach nursing students. The author describes her study to determine whether an online program, the Clinical Instructor Program (CIP), improved self efficacy for clinicians in the role of clinical instructor. In addition, understanding of the clinical instructor role, knowledge of instructional content, and understanding of instructional strategies were evaluated before and after CIP participation. A primary finding of the study was that overall self-efficacy significantly improved. Watch the video and also read the article: in the article the author describes the program she developed to prepare clinicians for clinical teaching.
Creator: Jackie H. Jones, EdD, RN and Linda A. Treiber, PhD, RN
Duration: 3:49
Any error made in health care can cause the health care provider to become a second victim. The role that nursing education can play in preventing nurses from becoming second victims has not been well explored. The authors conducted a study on the perceptions of recent BSN graduates about their preparation for medication administration, medication errors, and their personal experience with error making and second victimhood. Watch this video and read the article on this interesting study with implications for your curriculum.
Creator: Pamela F. Ashcraft, PhD
Duration: 4:05
Personal self-care should be an expectation of the professional nursing role. Dr. Ashcraft and faculty integrated curricular interventions to promote students’ self-care behaviors. She discusses her study in this video. Although few statistically significant changes were found, findings indicate that changes were beginning to occur and self-care behaviors were not declining: the curricular interventions are having a positive impact on self-care behaviors in nursing students. Read the full article too to learn more about the curriculum strategies used in this nursing program to promote students’ self care.
Creator: Christy Raymond, BScN, MEd, PhD, RN
Duration: 4:13
Researchers who study nursing education often encounter difficulties when trying to recruit and retain nurse educator participants. In this video, Dr. Raymond-Seniuk discusses effective and ineffective sampling strategies and methods to increase the efficiency of the research process. Also read the article, which outlines the struggles and successes encountered with a mixed methods study that examined nurse educators’ critical thinking. The author shares insights and future recommendations for researchers in nursing education. This article is Open Access, so share it with other nurse educators.
Creator: Karen Hande, DNP, Anna Richmond, DNP, and Cynthia Brame, PhD
Duration: 4:34
How should schools of nursing transition clinicians to nursing faculty? Learn how this school did it through a Junior Faculty Teaching Fellowship. In the video and article, the authors describe an innovative, collaborative program for supporting transition and development of critical skills for novice faculty. They share the format they used in the Fellowship for nursing faculty. Here is your chance to learn about the Junior Faculty Teaching Fellowship and the value of this experience to new nursing faculty.
Creator: Ann L. Eckhardt, PhD, RN, and Wendy C. Kooken, PhD, RN
Duration: 3:23
Most academic-clinical partnerships are formal agreements between schools of nursing at research-intensive universities and large teaching hospitals. In this video and article learn about a less formal version of an academic-clinical partnership between a school of nursing in a small, private liberal arts university and 2 regional clinical agencies. Students, faculty, and staff contributed to evidence-based practice projects. The authors explain how all schools of nursing can develop right-size academic-clinical partnerships that benefit everyone involved.
Creator: Lorraine Rusch, PhD
Cindy Slone, PhD
Duration: 3:28
Learn about the dedicated education unit (DEU) model of clinical nursing education from these experts. Although nursing programs have used the DEU model for years, the literature provides minimal direction to assist faculty in transitioning from traditional clinical teaching to the DEU model. The authors explain in the video and article how to teach in a DEU. They discuss resources faculty can develop to help all involved understand teaching roles and desired learning outcomes in the DEU model.
Creator: Penny Sauer
Duration: 2:38
This video and the accompanying article report findings from a study on peer incivility among nursing students and the impact of incivility on students’ physical and mental health and their stress. Students who experienced high levels of peer incivility had lower mental health scores, lower physical health scores, and higher stress levels. Dr. Sauer describes the study in this video and provides more details about it in the article including strategies for nursing faculty.
Creator: Jill Ellen Vihos, Loreen Pollard, Moira Bazin, Denaine Lozza, Penny MacDonald, Nadine Moniz, and Dorothy Spies
Duration: 3:37
If you use debriefing with simulation, learn how these authors used debriefing at the end of a laboratory skills class. The authors examined the cognitive, affective, and social learning outcomes of debriefing sessions. Survey questionnaires were administered to 378 prelicensure nursing students after their nursing skills laboratory class that included a debriefing session. Most students either agreed or strongly agreed that debriefing facilitated the discussion about their lab experience and reflection on learning.
Creator: Majeda M. El-Banna, PhD, RN
Duration: 4:57
Students in a second-degree accelerated BSN program experience a rigorous curriculum and fast-paced introduction to nursing. In this video and article, Dr El-Banna described her study that examined the relationships among students’ self-esteem, motivation, learning strategies, demographic characteristics, and academic achievement. Among other findings, some demographic characteristics influenced the type of motivation and learning strategies students preferred but did not influence their current academic performance.
Creator: Michelle Aebersold, PhD
Duration: 2:10
Dr. Aebersold describes the development of a new simulation-based course designed to remediate the clinical skills of prelicensure nursing students and the multidimensional method used to evaluate this new course. Evaluation of the course was guided by Kirkpatrick’s levels of training. The Quint Leveled Clinical Competency Tool was used to evaluate students’ clinical competencies. Success of the course was found in 3 levels of evaluation. If you are using simulation in your nursing program, be sure to watch this video and read the article – then share them with your colleagues.
Creator: Kimberly A. Forst, DNP, RN
Duration: 3:50
Student nurse athletes may experience difficulties achieving academic success in their nursing program. Dr. Forst identified facilitators, barriers, and motivators of student nurse athletes that can affect to their academic success. Athletes ranked time management and prioritization as critical skills for success in the nursing program. Her study also reinforced the importance of academic support services for student nurse athletes. Learn more about this interesting study in the video and article.
Creator: Nicole E. Warren, PhD, MPH, CNM
Diana Baptiste, DNP, MSN, RN
Duration: 3:15
The authors describe the diversity-related video they developed and its impact on clinical nurse educators. Their evaluation found that educators' knowledge, perceived skills, and confidence in creating a diversity-friendly learning environment were positively affected. Instructors’ awareness of their own biases did not improve significantly, thus suggesting the need for continued emphasis on self-assessment. The video was considered relevant and was supported by most educators, suggesting that similar videos may be an acceptable strategy for engaging them in diversity-related issues. Watch the video and then be sure to read the article.
Creator: Jamie Hansen, PhD, RN, CNE
Duration: 3:04
How should simulated and clinical experiences be sequenced? Does it make a difference in student performance? Dr. Hansen compared 2 different sequences of blocks of simulated and clinical practicum learning experiences on students’ clinical competency using a randomized crossover design. Competency was measured 3 times: after each block of simulated and clinical experiences and following a final simulated experience. There were no significant differences in students’ competency. This study provides important evidence for faculty when making decisions about simulation and clinical practice. Watch this video and be sure to read the article.
Creator: Joyce Victor and Wanda Ruppert
Duration: 6:21
Simulation-based learning experiences are designed to prepare the student for clinical practice; however, there is little documentation of a relationship between simulation performance and performance in the clinical setting. When essential aspects of a clinical situation are replicated in simulation, students should readily understand and manage similar situations in clinical practice. The authors studied the relationships between development of clinical nursing judgment, simulation performance, and clinical performance. In this video and article, learn what they found.
Creator: Marijean Buhse, PhD, Rn, NP-BC and Carol Della Ratta, PhD, RN, CCRN
Duration: 2:10
Interprofessional education (IPE) has gained momentum across health profession schools. Exploring interprofessional experiences in the classroom setting may further enhance collaborative skills while advancing clinical knowledge. In this video and article, the authors describe an innovative approach to IPE to teach chronic care concepts to graduate nursing, physician assistant, and public health students. Enhancing IPE with a team-based learning approach resulted in improved knowledge of chronic care management, student perceptions of mutual respect, and perceived development of communication and teamwork skills.
Creator: Drs. Susan Lown and Lee Ann Hawkings
Duration: 3:29
Improving NCLEX-RN pass rates remains a priority for nursing programs. Many programs collect learning style inventory data, yet few studies have looked at relationships between learning style and NCLEX-RN pass rates. In this video and article, Dr. Lown discusses learning style preferences (visual, auditory, tactile, individual, group) and relationships to NCLEX-RN pass/fail rates for 532 prelicensure students. She found a significant correlation between preference for group learning and failure on the NCLEX (χ = 5.99, p = .05).
Creator: Lilly Mathew, Barbara Brewer, Janice Crist, and Robin Poedel
Duration: 2:06
Learn how this author used a community-based participatory research approach to develop content for a virtual simulation case. The virtual simulation case was designed to develop the cultural competence of prelicensure nursing students in caring for a Puerto Rican patient with diabetes. Watch the video and then read this article to learn how you can use this method with your own simulations.
Creator: Alaina Herrington and Tonya Schneidereith
Duration: 3:14
Integrating simulation in multiple levels of nursing programs remains a challenge for educators. Nurse educators from various degree granting programs were surveyed to identify placement of multiple nursing concepts. The results of the survey identified concepts that could be incorporated, that is, scaffolded, into various levels of nursing education via concept-based simulations. Categorizing concepts into multiple learner levels provides an efficient, systematic approach to incorporating concepts into simulation throughout any nursing curriculum. Learn more about this project by watching the video. Then be sure to read the article.
Creator: Sharon Galloway, DNP, RN, M.Ed.
Duration: 4:00
In this video and article, Dr. Galloway shares how she developed, implemented, and evaluated a simulation exercise designed to teach spiritual care to prelicensure nursing students. Participation in the spiritual care simulation resulted in improved knowledge and attitudes relating to spirituality and spiritual care. The results from her study demonstrated the value of using simulation and spiritual assessment to teach students how to recognize and respond therapeutically to spiritual needs.
Creator: Eveylyn Robinson, PhD, APRN, MSN, CNS
Duration: 6:03
Understanding end-of-life care can help nurses overcome barriers to managing chronicity in terminally ill patients. The author describes her study that examined the influence of a palliative care elective course on 74 senior nursing students’ knowledge and attitudes toward providing end-of-life care. The study compared the differences between 2 groups of nursing students: 1 of the groups had end-of-life care instruction based on the principles of the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium. Watch this video and read the full article to guide your integration of end-of-life care in the curriculum.
Creator: Susan Hendricks, EdD, MSN, RN, and Virginia Wangerin, PhD, RN, CNE
Duration: 3:11
Many nursing educators have considered the implementation of a concept-based curriculum, with active, conceptual teaching and learning strategies. This curriculum model offers a way to respond to the overwhelming content saturation in many nursing programs. However, barriers abound, including faculty concerns about loss of control, changing faculty role and identity, and fear of failure. Learn from these experts how to overcome these barriers and learn about some practical strategies for success in your curriculum change. Watch the video now and read the full article.
Creator: Mary Katherine Donnelly
Duration: 4:02
This video describes VoiceThread technology and how to implement it in your nursing course. The video explains the step-by-step approach you can use for effective implementation of this technology beginning with faculty orientation, then implementation (visual and verbal presentation), though evaluation with students. If you are interested in VoiceThread, look no further because this video is an excellent introduction to the technology and implementation.
Creator: Joan Connors and Palmira Good
Duration: 7:23
The authors describe their teaching methods to help nursing students gain competence and confidence in delivering care that addresses the spiritual dimension of nursing care. These methods include a spiritual simulation, interrupting the simulation at the midway point to introduce Key Phrases and Caring Behaviors©, then restarting the simulation as the students practice implementing the new information into the simulation. Learn from the authors by watch the video and reading the article.
Creator: Aggie Read
Duration: 3:00
Academic advising is an important faculty responsibility in nursing education. Through advising, faculty provide academic guidance and emotional support, which enables nursing students to make a smooth transition through their educational and career experiences. Faculty at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing recently implemented an academic advising structure centered on the Appreciative Advising model. Appreciative Advising emphasizes building rapport through mindful listening, encouragement, and positivity. Learn more about this model in the video and be sure to read the article.
Creator: Angela Clark
Duration: 3:51
The widespread adoption of technology has the potential to redefine nursing education. Currently, there is limited knowledge of how to implement technological advancements in nursing curricula. The iPad opens the classroom experience to resources and learning opportunities for students. Facilitating the culture change required to adopt the iPad as a teaching and learning tool requires a supportive vision, strong leadership, commitment to provide adequate technological support, early adopters, and planning. Learn how this faculty integrated Apple technology throughout their nursing program: watch the video and be sure to read the article.
Creator: Cynthia L. Foronda, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Duration: 6:29
Augmented reality and virtual simulation technologies in nursing education are burgeoning. Technologies present opportunities to improve teaching efforts, better engage students, and transform nursing education. This video and article present newly emerged products and systems that nurse educators should know about.
Creator: Christine Latham
Charmaine Lim
Emily Nguyen
Duration: 6:52
This video and article share best practices for addressing concerns of first-generation and minority students as they begin their nursing program. An interactive, peer-developed, 2-day program was implemented to create a sense of community and relieve students’ anxiety. The program focused on students’ needs and provided engagement, networking, and first-hand experience with resources and methods to reduce cultural dissonance. Participation included critiquing modeling of proper clinical attire, meeting with peer mentors, and locating important campus resources. The program, was conducted by minority students under the supervision and guidance of faculty mentors.
Creator: Gerry Altmiller
Duration: 3:38
Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) has been prominent in nursing education for 10 years. Since its inception, faculty have used the QSEN competencies as a framework for developing teaching strategies and tools, but there are few findings available to support this practice. In this video and article, Dr. Altmiller describes the process of developing a QSEN-based clinical evaluation instrument for a prelicensure nursing program and establishing content validation for its items.
Creator: Dr. Melissa L. Mastorovich and Dr. Susan G. Poorman
Duration: 4:05
Metacognitive wrappers help students examine how they think. Wrappers are brief metacognitive activities that guide students’ learning from lectures, online classes, and readings. Students can use these wrappers to prepare for tests including the NCLEX. Watch this video from the experts in this teaching strategy and follow up by reading the article.
Creator: Lana Sargent
Duration: 5:46
Identifying the most effective models for integrating new technology into the classroom and understanding its effects on learning outcomes are essential for nurse educators. In this video and article, the authors describe how they integrated iPads into the nursing program using an innovative case-based learning model. Students reported positive outcomes when using tablet technology for learning course content.
Creator: Brenda Leda Quinn
Duration: 2:27
In this video abstract and article, the author describes an innovative, yet low-technology approach, to using edible curriculum aids to engage students in active learning during a lesson related to foundational pharmacological concepts. The specific concept taught through the use of food as a curriculum aid was drug half-life.
Creator: Debbie Hampton, FACHE
Duration: 2:15
If you are teaching online, make sure you watch this video and read the full article. This study aimed to determine the level of engagement of registered nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) nursing students enrolled in online nursing degree programs and to understand whether there are generational differences in level of student engagement. Significant differences were noted for engagement level between generations of students, but no significant difference was noted in the engagement level of students from RN to BSN, MSN, or DNP programs.
Creator: Kimberly A. Noble, MBA, BSN, RN
Coleen E. Toronto, PhD, RN, CNE
Duration: 3:50
The author describes a community partnership that includes a writing-for-publication health promotion activity for RN-BS students enrolled in a population health nursing course. The faculty member for the course contacted the Youth Health Connection (YHC) program coordinator to inquire about the possibility for student-authored article submissions in the YHC e-newsletter. This outreach began a unique educational partnership that affords RN-BS nursing students the opportunity to author health promotion articles and has led to other initiatives between the health system and nursing department.
Creator: Jennifer J. Coleman, PhD
Duration: 3:24
Are you struggling with how to prepare prelicensure nursing students with the ethical and moral decision-making skills they will need as nurses? This article describes the use of theater as one approach to teaching nursing ethics. Students perform as actors, directors, and discussion leaders in a series of simulated ethical scenarios designed to encourage individual accountability and responsibility for action.
Creator: Mikel W Hand, EdD, RN, OCN, NE-BC, NEA-BC
Duration: 9:47
Nurses and other health care professionals need to understand methods for analyzing medical errors to prevent them from recurring in the future. One widely used process to examine errors is root cause analysis (RCA). The authors describe their approach to engage nursing students in RCA using problem-based learning. Students conduct a mock RCA based on an actual medical error reported either in the media or literature. The cases used for the RCA are selected by the students based on their particular area of interest. Watch this video and make sure you read the article.
Creator: Mary Ellen Burke, MS, RN, CNM
Raeann G. Leblanc, DNP, CNP-BC, ANP-BC
Elizabeth A. Henneman, PhD, RN, CCNS, FAAN
Duration: 3:38
Communication skills are essential to providing quality care to patients and families and interacting with nurses and other health care professionals. Nurse educators are responsible for preparing students to appropriately engage in the communication process. The authors describe a simple approach for teaching nursing students the basics (ABCDs) of a professional introduction. You can use these guidelines in a simulation or clinical setting. Watch the video and learn more about the ABCDs of professional introductions by reading the article.
Creator: Julia Ward, PhD, RN
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: Gerry Altmiller, EdD, APRN, ACNS-BC
Duration: 3:16
Dr. Altmiller explains the importance of feedback in student learning. She shares best practices and strategies for giving constructive feedback to students. Whether you are a novice or an experienced teacher, you will learn from this video and her article.
Creator: Jodie Gary, PhD, RN
Duration: 3:03
Learn about reverse engineering and how the faculty used it to introduce RN to BSN students to nursing research and evidence-based practice (EBP). Reverse engineering of a nursing practice guideline offered a method for teaching these students an appreciation of research and supporting nursing practice with best evidence.
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: Shelby Garner
Duration: 3:46
Clinical research nursing is distinct from nursing research and includes the coordination and delivery of care for patients enrolled in clinical research trials. Watch this video to learn more about the authors’ innovative elective in clinical research nursing. It was developed collaboratively by stakeholders at a university, research institute, and national organization to provide experiential learning for undergraduate nursing students.
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.
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Duration: 3:23
Dr. Lonneman describes 6 teaching strategies for raising nursing students? cultural awareness, a key aspect of cultural competence. In the article he also reports on the effectiveness of an educational intervention he developed using these strategies.
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: 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: Mary Lou Bond, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN
Carolyn L. Cason, PhD, RN
Susan M. Baxley, PhD, RN
Duration: 3:44
This article reports the results of a survey of 90 minority students, 80 faculty members, and 31 administrators from schools of nursing in Texas to determine perceived barriers and needed supports for program completion. The findings provide a baseline for making improvements in and establishing best practices for minority student recruitment and retention.
Creator: Amy Miner, MSN, RN
Jennifer Mallow, PhD, FNP-BC
Laurie Ann Theeke, PhD, FNP-BC
Emily Barnes, DNP, FNP-BC
Duration: 3:46
Teaching large numbers of students can be a challenge for both teachers and students. This article presents the impact of using Gagne's 9 events of instruction on student learning and course evaluations over a 3-semester period. Student evaluations indicated enhanced teacher mastery, effectiveness, and enthusiasm.
Creator: Suzanne Marnocha, PhD, RN, CCRN
Duration: 4:19
This study investigated the posting of unprofessional content online among nursing students. Surveys of 293 schools of nursing revealed that 77% had encountered at least 1 incident of students posting such content. The greatest concerns were about content that students posted related to educational and professional affiliations and to patient confidentiality.
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: 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: 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: 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).