Increasing Student Confidence Prior to an Obstetric Clinical Practicum

Video Author:White, Amy MSN, RN, CNL, C-EFM; Rivera, Lara DNP, APRN, CNM

Published on:May 29, 2023

Nursing students need preparation to care for families in the obstetric (OB) clinical setting where sensitive topics and experiences are routine. A preclinical simulation was designed to prepare students and improve self-confidence in the OB area. Prior to simulation, students were assigned readings and videos related to the OB setting, and their learning was assessed by a required quiz. Skills practiced during simulation included newborn assessment including vital signs, swaddling, fetal heart monitoring, labor support, fundal massage, and urinary catheter insertion. Learn more about this preclinical simulation in the video and teaching tip.