This blog post is the fourth in a series about improving clinical judgment in newly hired nurses.
Teaching a clinical judgment competency for nursing students and new nurses is far more effective if you use an overall process that is systematic and formalized. Just such a method was shared during a recent HealthStream webinar, Improving Clinical Judgment in New Nurse Hires to Improve Patient Outcomes. The presenters for this webinar were Dr. Linda Caputi, a nursing education consultant, and Elease Caracci, Senior Product Manager at HealthStream. Caputi has over 30 years of teaching experience at all levels of nursing education. She is a certified nurse educator and a fellow in the NLN's Academy of Nursing Education. Having published numerous books, articles, and book chapters, Caputi’s latest work is Think like a Nurse: A Handbook, published in 2018. Elease Caracci joined HealthStream in 2016 with our acquisition of NurseCompetency and is now a senior product manager. Caracci's background in healthcare staffing, educational planning, and curriculum development, along with her management expertise, have made her a multi-faceted performer within the healthcare industry.
Three Assumptions about Teaching Clinical Judgment Competencies
Caputi has some guidance and advice for anyone considering teaching clinical judgment competencies:
Five Steps for Teaching a Clinical Judgment Competency for Nursing
Caputi offers these steps as a way to teach individual clinical judgment competencies:
Access the Webinar recording here.
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