Overcoming Challenges: Operationalizing a Multisite Nursing Education Research Study
Neal, Diana Odland
Forneris, Susan G.
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Session presented on Sunday, July 26, 2015: The depth and breadth of a nurse's understanding within the context of care is vitally important to achieving successful patient outcomes. Nursing education is calling for the need for innovative and transformative strategies that guide nurses in the use of nursing knowledge and science. How nurses are educated and oriented to think in practice is receiving well-deserved attention in the literature. To that end, formal evaluation and dissemination of learning outcomes that validate the use of these transformative strategies is necessary. The purpose of this symposium is to engage educators in a dialogue on the challenges and successes in designing and implementing a multi-site nursing education research study. This multi-site pilot and full scale study replicates a published study. The teaching strategies of simulation and reflective debriefing were used to enhance clinical reasoning with undergraduate baccalaureate nursing students across four different colleges of nursing. This symposium will focus on the simulation and active debriefing strategies used in the multi-site study; steps designed to co-create this robust study across sites to effectively evaluate learning outcomes and, the transfer of findings into everyday teaching and curriculum enhancement.