Community Health/Mental Health
Imogene: A Simulation Innovation to Teach Community Health NursingAlthough simulation is well established as a method to teach skills and concepts related to the acute care setting, we propose that educators begin to expand their thinking of the use of simulation to engage students in learning community health course content. This article demonstrates how medium-fidelity and low-fidelity simulation can be used in theory courses to introduce broad community health nursing concepts to junior and senior students, including social justice, harm reduction, activism, and social determinants of health.
Students Like Peer Evaluation during Home Visit Simulation ExperiencesPeer evaluation is an effective technique for successful simulation in nursing because it enhances active student engagement in the learning process. The purpose of this descriptive study was to examine students' perceptions of learning effectiveness, fidelity, and satisfaction with peer evaluation during a home visit simulation with a standardized patient.
Simulation in Community Health Nursing: A Conceptual ApproachSimulation activities have proven to be a valuable resource for nursing education, providing students with the opportunity to practice physical assessment and technical skills. Most published simulation scenarios have focused on traditional medical specialties. However, there is a recent trend in which entry-level nurses are increasingly engaged outside the traditional acute care setting. To prepare student nurses for practice in a wide range of community-based environments, nursing programs might consider the use of simulated clinical experiences that focus on community health concepts.
Home Visit Simulation Using a Standardized PatientThe use of standardized patients (SPs) in home health applications in nursing education is relatively new. This study analyzes student perceptions of a home visit simulation experience as part of community health clinical rotations.
Using a Multicultural Family Simulation in Public Health Nursing EducationClinical sites are a challenge to find for students in some areas of nursing, including experiences in community and public health settings. The use of clinical simulation is gaining popularity and allows worthwhile experiences that emphasize concepts important in the home care environment. This article discusses how faculty developed both a simulated home environment and a simulation experience to facilitate students' learning how to address client safety and culturally competent home care across the life span.
Creating and Implementing an Unfolding, Multisetting Simulation in a Postbaccalaureate Nursing ProgramIn an effort to better prepare students for practice in a complex health care environment, a unique, unfolding, multisetting simulation was implemented in a postbaccalaureate nursing program. Through a collaborative process, instructors with varied expertise in medical–surgical, community health, and mental health nursing created scenarios that followed a single patient over time as he received community health services, hospitalization, and discharge for home care. Students were able to view the patient from the perspective of multiple nursing roles.
Using Clinical Simulation to Enhance Psychiatric Nursing Training of Baccalaureate StudentsThis article discusses a simulated attempted suicide scenario used in an inpatient psychiatric setting for an undergraduate psychiatric mental health nursing course. This simulation may be adapted for medical and nonmedical settings for continuing education. The experience was planned, implemented, and evaluated within a caring framework. Faculty, along with a clinical expert, designed the activity to minimize intrapersonal anxiety and to maximize individual learning, peer awareness, and cooperative responses to emergent leadership within the group.
Teaching Community Telenursing with SimulationNurse educators may use homecare simulation experiences to enhance the learning of nursing students and help fill the need for community clinical practice. Simulation experience gives students a safe opportunity to expand the skills and critical thinking needed for community health nursing, in addition to increasing self-confidence. This article presents a two-part scenario that adds telenursing technology to a homecare simulation experience in order for students to become comfortable with the technology.
Incorporating High-fidelity Simulation Technology into Community Health Nursing EducationThis article offers a look at an innovative educational process that uses the high-fidelity human patient simulator in a community health nursing course. This course includes a clinical practicum during which students conduct skilled nursing visits as part of a visiting nurse–home care agency experience. To better prepare for this experience, the assistant professor for the course and the simulation technology coordinator collaborated to develop a simulated home visit. Use of the human patient simulator gives students an opportunity to conduct an initial home visit in a nonthreatening environment.