I work in an ADN program and we require 4 care plans
along with a case study and some short assignments each semester. I find students just cut and paste regardless of how the format is changed. This becomes an extensive amount of reviewing, but I don't think students are getting true benefit from it. We have tried concept maps and did not find them to be of much more benefit than care plans. Are there other assignments that truly help students with understanding the theory concepts and how they are adapted into clinical situations without being so long for them and for faculty doing the reviews? I have looked on the QSEN website and am using some of those ideas, but am not sure if we are asking more of students than is realistic for a semester. Any feedback?