Hello fellow nurse educators,
I have read the above post about making the clinical day better, however, I am still seeking better ways to conduct my clinical day. I do get better every semester, however, I am always willing to learn better ways! If you have time and willing to share, please read my questions/comments and share your experience.
#1: Ideas for post conference: I have tried having a casual, lets talk about our day, nursing and etc. experiences and I cannot stretch that out into an hour. I have tried giving topics that correlate with theory and having the students present in post conference, but they later complain about having "more" homework in addition to their care plan/concept maps, etc. Any suggestions?
#2: Med pass: I like to start around 8 and be done by 10 at the latest. I try to assign patients that have injections, g-tubes, etc. Do you try to have all your students pass meds or take turns? How do you quiz them about if they know the medication?
#3: Day schedule: Do you have a "flow or timeline" to your clinical
#4: Assessments: Do you assess your patients before the students or do the assessment with the students every time? I think it depends on the semester of the student and the ability of the individual student.
Please share any of your experiences.....I would greatly appreciate it.