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Nursing students' experiences of flipped classroom teaching method in higher education: a systematic review

The review sought to answer the question: What are pre- and post-registration nurses' experiences with the flipped classroom method in higher education institutions? It sought to identify which...

Basic life support training: Is student confidence enhanced by advanced levels of simulation?

The study objective was to examine whether the environment (clinical skills lab,...

Practice tutors' readiness to support nursing students who require reasonable adjustments for clinical placement

The main aim of this study was to elicit practice tutors' views on their readiness to support OU nursing students who require reasonable adjustments while on clinical placement. This research also...

Gamifying simulated nursing education: a digital technology approach to enhancing pedagogy and student experience

In June 2022, a team of academics used a cloud-based e-learning authoring tool to develop three games, which were designed with inspiration from the concept of an ‘escape room’. By leveraging the...

Content validity of an instrument for analysing nurses' knowledge of peripherally inserted central catheters

The objective of this study was to develop an instrument for analysing nurses' knowledge about PICCs and evaluate its content validity..

Evaluating the NMC proficiencies framework: perspectives of students and educators 5 years on

In order to gather and collate the views of both educators and students with experience of education journeys under the 2018 standards, a pair of closely linked service evaluations were disseminated....

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Education

Simulated patients

One of the consistent challenges in nurse education is the lack of coordination between theory and practice. Students often encounter difficulties in the practical implementation of theoretical...

Enhancing dermatology nursing education in Scotland and Ireland: a multifaceted approach

The deficit of appropriate and accessible education, particularly formal courses for highly specialist nurses, has been widely reported, including in dermatology (Gould et al, 2007; Price and...

Promoting excellence, governance and innovation in prescribing education

As a network, creativity and innovative practices are discussed in an open and transparent manner that is then developed and shared, which allows opportunities to explore new and evolving topics to...

Evaluating the efficacy of a programme to educate nurses on CLABSI linked to total parenteral nutrition administration

The authors believe that this study is one of a kind because few studies have been conducted based solely on CLABSI occurrence linked to TPN administration. This study has concentrated on the...

Education

The approaches and motivations to learning of student nurses: a phenomenological study

It was important to first examine the literature around how students learn within the higher education context, and the approaches to learning that students may take. A ‘surface learning’ (or...

Supporting learners as a registered nursing associate

The registered nursing associate (RNA) plays a vital role in supporting and supervising learners from a range of health professions. An RNA is qualified to provide patient-centred care while working...

Developing skills, teaching others and building good foundations

"This feels like a particularly exciting time in my new graduate journey as I find myself being allocated patients with more complex nursing needs."

Getting wound care right: evaluation of a week of intensive teaching on wound care for undergraduate nursing students

It is widely recognised that wound care spans not only the life course of the population, but also the health and social care settings in which people may live, work and access. With rising numbers of...

Gaining better insight and a new-found sense of calm

I am writing this from a sunny spot in the garden, with the intention of absorbing as much sunlight as possible before the next stint of night shifts, which start tomorrow. It's always a bit of a...

Embedding sustainability into healthcare education

In August 2021, the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Northumbria University accepted an invitation from the CSH to participate in the Sustainable Quality Improvement Education Project. This...

HIV Matters: an educational podcast series to improve outcomes for people living with HIV

A podcast is a series of digital audio recordings that can be streamed or downloaded from online sources and consumed using mobile devices. ‘Podcasting’ is not a new phenomenon, having existed for...

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Learning the rules of the game: how health and social care students learn to learn

‘Including both the explicit and the tacit … what is said and what is left unsaid, what is represented and what is assumed, subtle cues, untold rules of thumb; most of which may never be articulated,...

Learning through fun: board games cafes for undergraduate nursing students

There has, in recent years been what has been described as a ‘modern renaissance’ (Heron et al, 2018b) of tabletop games and a rise in what can be described as designer board games with an increasing...

The role of simulation in delivering a modern workforce

Simulation is an innovative educational technology that empowers staff to acquire and maintain essential knowledge and skills, while simultaneously reducing the incidence of clinical errors and...

Developing good communication skills: the key to working in intensive care

While interviewing for my current role as a nurse in intensive care I was asked questions such as ‘What are the most important qualities of good teamwork?’, ‘How do you handle conflict?’ and ‘How do...

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