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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Toolbox Tuesday: Viz Quiz


Toolbox Tuesday is a weekly blog series by NurseTim, a leader in faculty development and student preparation.

The tools featured each week are mapped to the NCLEX® Test Plan and the QSEN Competencies. These ready-to-use tools help educators quickly implement evidence-based learning strategies that engage learners. Never miss a tool by signing up to get blog updates via your favorite RSS Reader or email.


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AS9: Viz Quiz
Environment
Classroom
Purpose
Students can experience visuals on an assessment as a way of preparing for NCLEX®. 
NCLEX® Connection
Basic Care and Comfort
QSEN
Patient-Centered care
Steps
     Unannounced Quiz.  Using the quiz tool in your course management system, give a 10 item quiz that is all graphics.  Wounds. Wound care products.  Types of traction. Types of ambulatory assist devices.  Etc.
     Anyone with 7 or more on the quiz gets an extra point on the next exam.
     If no computers in class. Tell the class to begin in the Library or computer lab.
Supplies/Prep
     Students need access to a computer.
Budget Concerns
Varies on choice of option.
Comments
Consider using the images that come with the instructor PowerPoints® from the faculty textbook resources.  Ask instructors from other courses if you can borrow their slide set and look at the images in there as well. Make sure the instructor is not using these images for something important. You have permission/access to use these if you have adopted these books. 
 

Thursday, July 14, 2016

NurseTimTUBE: Student-Centered Guides - Facilitating Learners' Input into Undergraduate Education

Developing a student centered learning environment is a challenge for even the most seasoned faculty. Professor Jennifer Drexler has developed a strategy to facilitate students developing a self-directed guide to prepare for assignments and exams. Learning from her mentor Dr. Jean Foret Giddens, Jennifer uses a conceptual approach to develop critical thinking skills through student self-assessment and application of learning. Her strategy elicits outstanding feedback from students who rate it "super" meaningful as a learning tool.
Professor Drexler is willing to share examples of the assignments she uses to promote active learning and student accountability. She provides her email address encouraging the audience to contact her. If this strategy works with a topic such as pathophysiology, just think how it can be applied across the curriculum.
http://nursetimtube.com/student_centered_guides2

Professor Drexler is currently a faculty clinical educator at the University of New Mexico, College of Nursing. She is pursuing her PhD at New Mexico State University focusing on student engagement and teaching effectiveness. Jennifer has a Masters in Nursing Education and a post-master certificate in Nursing Administration. Her areas of interest also include program evaluation and development, faculty development, and continuous learning. Jennifer's clinical background is in adult acute critical care.


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Toolbox Tuesday: Process Recording


Toolbox Tuesday is a weekly blog series by NurseTim, a leader in faculty development and student preparation.

The tools featured each week are mapped to the NCLEX® Test Plan and the QSEN Competencies. These ready-to-use tools help educators quickly implement evidence-based learning strategies that engage learners. Never miss a tool by signing up to get blog updates via your favorite RSS Reader or email.


Download the pdf file here. See the Process Recording Form here.

CL8: Process Recording
Environment
Clinical Lab or Classroom
Purpose
Allows for indepth reflection on a therapeutic communication interaction. 
NCLEX® Connection
Psychosocial Integrity
QSEN
Patient-Centered Care
Steps
     Record your interaction with a standardized client struggling with depression/anxiety (do not use an actual client). 
     The interaction will last for 10 minutes. Your goal is to get a history of what brings the client into the doctor that day.
     The Standardized Patient will be instructed to come to the doctor with a headache and backache. They will give a lot of non-specifics that will require the nursing student to dig deeper.
     You will then analyze conversation with the Process Recording form. Be sure to follow the scoring guide (grading rubric) closely.
Supplies/Prep
     Recording device
     Process Recording Form – see Appendix.
Budget Concerns
Web cam does not have to be expensive. Usually the $50-$100 range is adequate.
Comments
Need 2-way communication to allow for a true assessment interaction (students have a hard time interacting with a pre-recorded video). Can be 2 rooms in the clinical lab area. Can be between the classroom and a standardized patient at home. 

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Toolbox Tuesday: Bipolar Disease/Videos


Toolbox Tuesday is a weekly blog series by NurseTim, a leader in faculty development and student preparation.

The tools featured each week are mapped to the NCLEX® Test Plan and the QSEN Competencies. These ready-to-use tools help educators quickly implement evidence-based learning strategies that engage learners. Never miss a tool by signing up to get blog updates via your favorite RSS Reader or email.


Download the pdf file here.

AS8: Bipolar Disease/Videos
Environment
Classroom
Purpose
Students have very limited access to clients with mental illness. This allows them to think about helping these clients in the environments in which they will most likely encounter these individuals.
NCLEX® Connection
Psychosocial Integrity
QSEN
Patient-Centered care
Steps
     Compare these 2 videos:

     Choose a DSM-IV-TR disorder that best fits each person and justify your answer.
     List 2 possible nursing interventions that you would recommend for each client if they were admitted to the medical surgical unit for lower leg cellulitis.

     Scoring Guide:
     This could be an individual writing assignment or could be a discussion board topic. It could also be part of an exam. During the exam, the videos could be played for the entire group at one time. If in a computer lab, the video could be linked to the question in the exam question (lockdown browser features would need to be disabled and headphones would be needed).
Supplies/Prep
     Students need access to a computer with audio if watching on their own.
Budget Concerns
Varies on choice of option.
Comments
May want to practice this activity with different pathologies in class before using this strategy in an exam.