Practicum Goals

Learning Objectives

Design at least two simulations with current nursing students. Simulations must demonstrate critical thinking in clinical situations encountered in medical-surgical settings. Simulations supplement the existing curriculum Implement the scenarios with mentor to gain feedback on the use of the SimMan® technology and to incorporate practice and changes as needed. Evaluate student learning after participating in a simulation scenario, determine the benefits and challenges of using simulation technology in this setting. Design a learning resource for students related to each specific SimMan® clinical scenario, including goals and objectives for the learning lab. Implement the clinical learning scenarios with at least two groups of students using SimMan® webcam technology to record the student interactions during the scenario. Conduct a post-scenario debriefing conference utilizing the playback video capabilities of SimMan® and discuss students’ reactions to the clinical scenario. Create and distribute an evaluation tool that measures how well the students met the planned objectives for each simulation. Evaluate teaching methods and effective use of SimMan® technology with students through self-reflection and mentor feedback. Analyze all evaluation feedback by writing a three-page detailed reflective analysis in the practicum portfolio. Discuss these results with mentor to determine an effective way of integrating simulation technology into the curriculum.

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Evidence of Accomplishments

Report of mentor’s written feedback on proficient use of SimMan® technology in the practicum portfolio. Written copy of each scenario created, including the goals, objectives, and specific scenario parameters in the practicum portfolio. Copy of learning resource given to students for preparation for each SimMan® scenario. Report summarizing student reactions during a group discussion for each specific learning experience and include summary in the practicum portfolio. Copy of evaluation tool along with a summary of student responses in the practicum portfolio. Copy of all evaluation materials in the practicum portfolio along with a copy of mentor’s evaluation of the learning activity. Simulation log that documents when simulation labs were held, time started and completed, and number of students participating

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