Engaging simulation-based mastery learning approaches to promote competence in clinical nursing skills

Recorded October 18, 2021 | 1 hour
Academic nursing programs are tasked to generate the future nursing workforce by ensuring upon graduation students are practice-ready to provide competent and safe care.

In the educational process, nursing students deserve and learn best when instructional teaching methods integrate individualized and engaging learning approaches. However, delivering individualized education using traditional clinical teaching approaches is a daunting task, and ensuring nursing students master the cognitive knowledge, psychomotor skills, and affective behaviors necessary to perform the nursing role is not easily evaluated or confirmed.

This presentation describes an innovative clinical education approach, Simulation-Based Mastery Learning (SBML), integrated into clinical education engaging individualized teaching approaches, including identification of learner needs and deliberate practice, and ensured competence, confirmed through mastery evaluations. Presented topics include the theoretical underpinnings of SBML, educational needs appropriate for integrating a SBML approach, and a brief review of the literature supporting SBML effectiveness.

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Susan Hébert
Susan Hébert, MS-Medical Simulation, RN, CHSE
Director of Simulation, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Nursing
Susan is currently the Health Innovation in Technology and Simulation Lab Director and Clinical Faculty at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Nursing. Her clinical background is in Neonatal Intensive Care where she fulfilled roles including unit educator and regional outreach education focusing on improving morbidity and mortality outcomes. She has a unique educator experience integrating simulation for both medical and nursing programs. At the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, her responsibilities included incorporating needs-based simulation training in clinical and academic settings. In her current role as a simulation director, she oversees simulation administration, including management of simulation personnel, integration into curricula, facilitation logistics, and necessary elements for program accreditation.

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