Nursing education

Using Gagne's 9 Events of Instruction to Enhance Student Performance and Course Evaluations in Undergraduate Nursing Course.

Teaching large numbers of students can be a challenge for both teachers and students. Implementing new teaching strategies may be 1 way to address the problem. This paper presents the impact of using Gagne's 9 events of instruction on student learning and course evaluations over a 3-semester period. Student evaluation ratings indicated enhanced teacher mastery, effectiveness, and enthusiasm. Overall student final grades increased.

Baccalaureate student perceptions of integrating simulation as a teaching strategy in an acute and critical care nursing course

Background: This article describes the context and student perceptions of integrating simulation into the baccalaureate acute and critical care nursing course.

Method: A total of 209 teaching evaluation tools completed by senior students from 2007 to 2010 were analyzed retrospectively.

Advanced nursing assistant education program.

BACKGROUND: Nursing assistants provide 90% of the care to the elderly residents of nursing homes, but are the least educated direct-care employees. Supervisory workers believe that nursing assistants require additional training to meet the increasingly complex needs of nursing home residents.

Reevaluating Simulation in Nursing Education: Beyond the Human Patient Simulator.

The human patient simulator or high-fidelity mannequin has become synonymous with the word simulation in nursing education. Founded on a historical context and on an evaluation of the current application of simulation in nursing education, this article challenges that assumption as limited and restrictive. A definition of simulation and a broader conceptualization of its application in nursing education are presented. The need for an ideological basis for simulation in nursing education is highlighted.

Violence education in nursing: critical reflection

Violence against women is a major public health concern. This paper describes an educational strategy to increase nursing students’ understanding of the experience of violence and to foster recognition and intervention with victims of violence. Students in an elective course were asked to critically reflect on the personal stories of victims/survivors of violence.

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