Safe & Happy Holiday Season

Thank you all for supporting Nursing Education Network in what has been a challenging year for all healthcare professionals. Have a enjoyable time and some down time with family and friends.

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Barriers and Enablers to Failure to Fail in Nursing

Journal Club Article: Hughes, L. J., Mitchell, M. L., & Johnston, A. N. (2020). Moving forward: Barriers and enablers to failure to fail–A mixed methods meta-integration. Nurse Education Today, 104666. [abstract] Objectives: The aim of the study was to explore and further understand assessors’ experiences of failure-to-fail of nursing students within work-integrated learning (WIL). Background: There…

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Writing Exceptional Rubrics for Nursing

Journal Club Article: Stanley, D., Coman, S., Murdoch, D., & Stanley, K. (2020). Writing exceptional (specific, student and criterion-focused) rubrics for nursing studies. Nurse Education in Practice, 102851.[Abstract] What are Rubrics? ‘a scoring guide used to evaluate the quality of students’ constructed responses. Effective Assessment: “Rubrics can effectively communicate unit learning outcomes to students and may…

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Feedback Literacy

This short piece is worth a read around developing a culture for productive learning and feedback. Relevance for healthcare is the feedback process for students and learners, interprofessional development and systems to improve learning cultures, including communication and respect in the workforce. “When a clinical supervisor engages in a feedback discussion, they need to work…

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Educational Instructional Design – ADDIE Approach

ADDIE is an instructional systems design framework used by instructional designers and training developers to provide a dynamic, flexible guideline for building effective education, training and performance programs. The five phases: AnalysisDesignDevelopment Implementation Evaluation An additional approach to improve this model is the use of rapid prototyping, where receiving continual or formative feedback while instructional materials…

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Professionalism Versus Heroism in Nursing #Covid19

The narrative of nursing in COVID19 is exemplified in some of the images below, but does this hero and saviour image of healthcare workers challenge the professional? Journal Article: Stokes‐Parish, J., Elliott, R., Rolls, K., & Massey, D. (2020). Angels and Heroes: The Unintended Consequence of the Hero Narrative. Journal of Nursing Scholarship. Follow some of…

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Working in Uncertainty

Healthcare is constantly evolving, with some aspects of change faster than others. However in a pandemic, uncertainty emits in all aspects of work (and life). Evolving process and guidelines as the health care team learn how to cope, combat, manage all from quality and safety perspective to benefit patient and team. There is a lot…

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Learning Needs Assessment

Grant, J.(2002). Learning needs assessment: assessing the need.  BMJ. 324(7330) 156-159.  This post is to compliment the ‘just in time’ resource using Kern’s 6 Step Curriculum Design for healthcare educators on setting up an education program or session. Learning needs assessment can be done on an individual or group level as part of education and…

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Kern’s 6 Step Curriculum Design

Just in time resources may require quick curriculum design in COVID-19 times. Kern’s 6 Step Curriculum Design can be used to structure quality education that is focussed to maximise vital time and resources. Identify the problem/sNeeds assessment for targeted learnersSet goals and objectivesEducation strategy (obviously online often favoured in COVID-19 education climate)ImplementationEvaluation & FeedbackResources Thomas,…

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