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Changes in health care delivery and recent reports from the Institute of Medicine (IOM, 2010) call for nurse educators to reconstruct the way they prepare nursing students for practice in the 21st century. Health care delivery continues to shift from the acute care to outpatient and transitional settings, therefore faculty must assure that graduates are prepared to practice in those environments. In order to address these changes, the Jefferson College of Nursing at Thomas Jefferson University embarked on a mission to redesign their undergraduate curriculum. The new clinical courses, now referred to as Immersion Practicums, were designed to allow students the opportunity to provide care in more diverse community and transitional settings, as well as in acute care facilities. Since the immersions are different from the traditional clinical experience, faculty recognized the need to change the clinical evaluation tool. The purpose of this poster is to describe the process used to develop the immersion evaluation tool, the challenges faculty faced, and the lessons learned.
Looking beyond the traditional, integrating a new curriculum design into an immersion practicum evaluation tool, Department of Nursing
Brown, MSN, RNC-OB, Denise; Black, PhD, RNC-OB, Kathleen D.; Fitzgerald, MSN, RNC-NIC, Maureen; Flood, MSN, CBC, Tara; Kane, MSN, RN, CEN, Maureen; and Roettger, MSN, CPNP-PC, Laura, "Looking beyond the traditional: integrating a new curriculum design into an immersion practicum evaluation tool" (2017). Department of Nursing Posters. 6.