I am teaching an entire room full of returning students entering into the Practical Nursing Program. That means yes, they have all been successful already. They all have acquired years of work experience and great healthcare stories to share in the classroom. They are VERY excited to be back at NWTC and let me share with you why.
Clinical simulation as we all already know in nursing has become increasingly popular and valuable to nurse educators. Incorporating teaching and learning strategies that enhance a learner’s self-achievement is a win-win experience. Could this experience of having Practical Nursing students go to the simulation lab and perform what we refer to as a, “Day 1 Assessment Experience” at the start of their clinical make a difference to our learners? My personal hope was that this could improve the theory to practice gap, enhance our learner’s self-achievements and overall clinical competence will be improved.
How do we motivate men of color and help them feel welcome at our college?
In the first day of class, he said “You are starting this course with an A. Don’t lose your A,” and that stuck with me.
At the DREAM conference, we saw an amazing video on this subject. Continue reading