Meeting Our Students’ Educational Needs During a Gobal Pandemic: Creating Online Clinical Learning Experiences
Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing
The purpose of this paper is to describe the conversion of in-person simulations into online evolving case study activities in an undergraduate nursing curriculum as a result of COVID-19 precautions. The School of Nursing at Eastern Kentucky University utilized technological resources to provide meaningful online learning activities to meet student learning outcomes. The key teaching strategies to maintain were application and synthesis of knowledge through guided reflective activities and discussion. Interactive evolving case studies were selected with critical thinking questions and video clips to promote student engagement. The curricular concepts were medication administration, prioritization of patient care, communication, patient safety, and clinical judgment. Student and faculty evaluations were overwhelmingly positive, resulting in sustained use of these teaching strategies within the curriculum.
: K. New et al., Meeting Our Students’ Educational Needs During a Global Pandemic: Creating Online Clinical Learning Experiences, Teaching and Learning in Nursing (2021), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.teln.2021.07.006
Teaching and Learning in Nursing