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Why Nursing Student Engagement during Clinical Placement is Paramount? Making the Best Out of Technology during Nursing Clinical Placement. Tips for Working Successfully With Nursing Students. Draw from personal experience. Build an open, positive environment from day one. Equip students with the right tools to succeed. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Why Nursing Student Engagement during Clinical Placement is Paramount

Why Nursing Student Engagement during Clinical
Placement is Paramount
Table of Contents
  • Why Nursing Student Engagement during Clinical
    Placement is Paramount
  • Making the Best Out of Technology during Nursing
    Clinical Placement
  • Tips for Working Successfully With Nursing
  • Draw from personal experience
  • Build an open, positive environment from day one
  • Equip students with the right tools to succeed

Why Nursing Student Engagement during Clinical
Placement is Paramount
  • Everyone knows better engagement means better
    productivity. In general, when people are engaged
    in what they do, they feel a connection, are more
    enthusiastic and are better at communicating and
    thinking in detail about what they do. This is
    just as true in the case of nursing students
    during clinical placement.
  • Highly engaged nursing students add value by
    bringing new ideas to the table and constantly
    working to improve performance and practices.
    Meaningful engagements means nursing students are
    no longer regarded as simple consumers or
    stand-byers during their clinical placement,
    but as partners in the process. They then become
    active actors of change whose fresh perspectives
    and visions can play a critical role in shifting
    the future of nursing care.

  • While everyone can agree in the beginning there
    are certain gaps in practice on their behalf,
    engaged student nurses interested in doing what
    is right and communicating as best as possible is
    vital. Here is where mentors come in. With the
    right support and teaching environment, future
    nurses can bloom and benefit from the expertise
    of well-rounded clinical professionals, with an
    underlying commitment to patients health.
    Results will always be better when engaged
    nursing professionals practice shared decision
  • Another important aspect is engagement on a
    long-term basis. According to research (see
    below), on a 0 to 5 point scale, nurses are 4.34
    engaged in their first 6 months in a hospital.
    This number considerably decreases as time goes
    by, reaching as little as 4.02 after 3-5 years.
    This in itself is important. No nursing student
    will bring their very best knowing that after all
    of their years of learning and hard work, the
    future holds for them a less engaging career.
  • But achieving engagement is not always easy.
    Nursing trainees face a number of challenges,
    from lack of confidence, gaps between theory and
    practice, a limited number of mentors, to
    insufficient awareness of hospital protocols and
    more. This is the reality in too many areas and
    specialties, leaving the nursing workforce
    struggling to cope with demand and being less
    able to perform at its best.

  • To be able to better respond to these challenges,
    there are a number of solutions that both mentors
    and students can adopt, including
  • Acknowledging together the complexity of the work
  • Fostering and modeling empathy and trust
  • Encouraging more positive work-life balance
  • Streamlining communication and information
    sharing, including through the use of new
    technologies and various softwares, such as
    clinical rotation management apps
  • Making teamwork a reality not just a buzzword
  • Healthcare is one of the most complex and
    multifaceted industries in the world, and equally
    one of the most important ones. And the nursing
    profession is an extremely important one that has
    been facing shortages in the past couple of
    years, because of such gaps. At no other career
    level there is as much engagement and excitement
    as seen among nursing students and that needs to
    be nurtured.

Making the Best Out of Technology during Nursing
Clinical Placement
  • Technology is a big part of our lives and it has
    made everything more convenient and comfortable.
    Nowadays, everyone has information at the tips of
    their fingers and this has made both learning and
    communication easier. It is only natural to
    leverage this immense potential to enhance the
    experience of students training for their
    careers. Nursing students in particular can tap
    into a world of benefits by tapping into the
    opportunities technology can offer to their
  • On one hand, nursing schools and teaching
    hospitals are fundamentally improving their ways
    of working by integrating technology into the
    teaching environment, whether its theoretical or
    practice. This has been shown to foster more
    active and meaningful experiences. Real time data
    can help deliver better and more efficient care.
    Technology enabled working can reveal any
    patients journey in a manner of seconds, thus
    improving decision-making. This is incredibly
    valuable especially for a student at the
    beginning of their journey, trying to find their
    feet and understand the often complicated and
    unorganized charts.

  • Simultaneously, personalized learning experiences
    using artificial intelligence and machine
    learning are shifting the paradigm in how
    students engage with information and apply it. By
    exposing them to clinical scenarios they would
    probably not encounter during their practice or
    by providing them with information that is easily
    digestible and even interactive, technology
    bridges the gap between theory and practice.
  • On the other hand, it empowers nursing students
    to take control of their experience and
    development. For instance, a fully integrated
    clinical rotation scheduling software can
    automate the strenuous workflow both in school
    and in hospital, and respond to the often
    encountered issue of mismanaged rotations. In a
    fast-paced environment such as healthcare, where
    round-the-clock responsibility is the norm and
    the amount of information created can quickly
    become confusing and overwhelming, having a
    user-friendly clinical rotation scheduling
    software on a phone or tablet can literally save

  • In addition to this, any digitally savvy nursing
    student and not only, has the opportunity to
    choose the best way to access and accumulate
    information and knowledge. Everyone learns in
    different ways and has their own preferred
    channels and forms of doing so. Nursing students
    nowadays can listen to podcasts, watch videos or
    set up e-learning profiles and preferences that
    enables them to receive and consume information
    at their own pace.
  • Another valuable benefit technology can foster is
    information exchange between students. Often the
    best way to learn is from other peoples
    experiences. Having the possibility to interact,
    communicate and debate across a variety of
    subjects and even locations can help millions of
    nursing students make the best out of their
    clinical placement, enrich their experience
    overall and better equip them for their future
  • Healthcare is not the only industry that can
    massively benefit from harnessing the power of
    technology, but it is without doubt the industry
    that was in much need of a solution.

Tips for Working Successfully With Nursing
  • As a registered nurse practitioner, working with
    nursing students at some point is a given. Due to
    the fact that nursing is a practice based
    profession, clinical education is a critical
    stage in the careers of up and coming nurses. A
    successful experience will enable them to be
    competent, informed and encourage accountability
    and independence and this will largely be driven
    by the nurses who are already seasoned.
  • However, working with a student, especially for
    someone who has never done it before might turn
    out to be challenging and overwhelming. Becoming
    a teacher is also substantially different than
    the day to day job many registered nurses are
    used to, so preparation is key. Below are a
    couple of tips and tricks that can help make
    working with nursing students as streamlined and
    successful as possible. A student nurse can
    leverage management placement software to keep
    track of everything and stay on top of deadlines
    and tasks.

Draw from personal experience
  • Probably the best starting point is to recall how
    your own clinical placement was and reflect on
    what worked, what didnt, what would have been
    great to know and be taught, and equally, the
    emotions that were involved. In To Kill a
    Mockingbird, Atticus Finchs famous line says
    You never really understand a person until you
    consider things from his point of view ...
    until you climb inside of his skin and walk
    around in it., this is a valuable lesson when
    tutoring a nursing student. And the advantage is
    that as an already practicing nurse, you will be
    able to find multiple similarities in spite of
    the fact that everyones placement will be
    inherently different.

Build an open, positive environment from day one
  • Any nurse knows that communication, quality,
    safety, and accountability are the four most
    important priorities day in day out. Patients
    lives depend on their performance and approach
    and this comes with increased pressure and fear
    of making a mistake, especially when starting
    fresh. Students will have a myriad of questions
    and its not uncommon for many of them to be left
    unasked for fear of sounding less informed.
    Similarly, many nurses can find themselves at the
    opposite poll, not wanting to stifle the
    students confidence they avoid correcting
    mistakes, and while this comes from a good place,
    it is still detrimental. The most appropriate way
    is to establish from day one that communication
    is a two way street and that there are no such
    thing as stupid questions.

Equip students with the right tools to succeed
  • Having worked in the field for a number of years
    now, nurses know all the best practices and
    helpful shortcuts. This knowledge should be
    passed on to student nurses as much as possible.
    It may be advice on how to deliver bad news to a
    patient, or just simply admin related. Management
    placement is difficult and requires multi-tasking
    and keeping track of a number of records and
    paperwork technology can help take the strain
    out of this.
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