Faculty Innovations: Educational Interventions

GW Nursing, as a leader in online education, is making these educational innovations available to nursing educators. These online innovations were developed in response to the COVID crisis to replace what had been delivered face-to face.

The psychiatric-mental health virtual clinical experience and the debriefing for meaningful learning (DML) in end-of-life care are geared toward B.S.N. students, while got alignment helps those educating graduate students. The faculty authors of these exercises will record podcasts for the journal Nurse Educator. Once available, GW Nursing will make the podcasts available to supplement these materials.

Nadine Marchi, DNP, RN, CNE, CRRN

Course Information:
End of life care; Intermediate/Advanced

Learning Objective(s):

  1. Describe the nursing plan of care for the end of life client.
  2. Identify therapeutic communication used during the end of life simulation.
  3. Evaluate nursing interventions provided in the simulation.
  4. Use reflection to evaluate observations as health care provider.

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Debriefing for Meaningful Learning (DML) with and end of life simulation

Billy Mullins, DNP, RN, NE-BC

Course Information:
Undergraduate course within the second semester of the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program

Learning Objective(s):

  1. Demonstrate ability to perform a nursing assessment and client centered interview.
  2. Develop a nursing care plan for clients experiencing selected psychiatric disorders.
  3. Use the nursing process to provide care for clients experiencing selected psychiatric disorders.
  4. Explain nursing interventions for clients experiencing selected psychiatric disorders.
  5. Use critical thinking skills to determine appropriate communication techniques with clients experiencing selected psychiatric disorders.
  6. Analyze systematically collected information when providing, safe, quality, client-centered care.
  7. Identify evidence-based client-centered teaching and learning.
  8. Identify appropriate community resources for mental health care.
  9. Demonstrate clinical competency as outlined in the BSN Clinical Evaluation Tool and exhibit professional behaviors that enhance quality care consistent with the ANA standards of care.
  10. Interrelate characteristics of culture to promote congruence and facilitate the delivery of culturally competent care. Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively with members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team in meeting the needs of the client with a mental health problem.

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Psychiatric-Mental Health Virtual Clinical

Arlene Pericak, DA, MS, FNP-BC

Course Information:
Clinical course for graduate FNP students

Learning Objective(s):

  1. Understand importance of alignment in facilitating student achievement of desired learning outcomes
  2. Understand how to align learning objectives, instructional materials, and assessments
  3. Recognize a well-aligned manageable weekly session

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