Title

Developing System-Level Awareness Through Virtual Clinical Learning

Department

Nursing

Document Type

Article

Publication Source

Nursing Education Perspectives. Epub ahead of print.

Publication Date

2018-11-07

Abstract

Lack of clinical sites and disparate experiences contribute to the challenge for RN-to-BS nursing programs to provide sufficient leadership and quality improvement opportunities. A virtual clinical learning experience using WordPress was developed as a faculty-graduate student think tank project and implemented in an RN-BS hybrid nursing leadership course. The unfolding case study created an interactive experience to portray use of systems thinking and transformational leadership. Mann-Whitney U analysis identified no significant difference in learning outcomes. The low-cost, easy-to-develop technology counteracted limited clinical sites, allowing for learning on the go with equivalent learning outcomes.

Keywords

quality improvement, RN-BS education, systems thinking, virtual clinical learning

DOI

10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000417

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