Marianne Cockroft, PhD, RN and Sonda Oppewal, PhD, RN, APHN-BC
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.