Millikin nursing students learn the realities of clinical work and case studies
整个学年, many nursing activities and courses at Millikin University happen on the first floor of the Leighty-Tabor Science Center. 然而, when summer makes its way to central 生病了inois, 一楼可以是一个安静的地方, except for one class centered on the nursing profession called Summer 护理 Experience.
Sounds of activity and engagement took over the Summer 护理 Experience classroom on 小君e 25 as students were tasked with trying to read and write using impaired vision glasses and performing other duties with taped fingers. The purpose of the activity was to put the students in the patients' position.
解决类, Dr. 夏洛特4, Millikin的一位护理老师说, “也许患者患有普通关节炎, 视力困难, or maybe they have hearing difficulties as well. You have all of those things that you have to take into consideration in trying to teach the patients and getting them ready for appointments. It may take the patient a little longer – it's important to 认为 about those timings."
The activity was just a small piece of the six-week course designed to help student nurses to "认为 like a nurse.“在整个过程中, students are involved in case studies and simulations where they work with nursing mannequins. The students are able to practice and 认为 through scenarios that could potentially be life-threatening for the patient.
"Case studies and simulations are a 'safe' learning environment,说4. “澳门威斯尼斯人娱乐平台网址可以暂停, 认为, and discuss various options and pros and cons where that probably won't be the case in a clinical setting. I want them to be able to pull from that information when faced with the same or similar situation in the actual clinical environment."
在模拟, students practice taking and implementing physician orders, 管理高危药物, initiating nursing care protocols and prioritizing care. As some of the students describe it, it's a "confidence builder."
The course also includes clinical experience were students work 32-40 hours a week with local area hospitals and agencies. Students explore specialty units that they may not have been exposed to during their other clinical courses. Students are also able to develop mentor relationships with experienced nurses and develop a professional network.
“ simulations are great because we integrate scenarios and things that we wouldn't see every day during clinical,杰西卡·德拉弗涅说, 来自普莱恩菲尔德的护理专业大四学生, 生病了. "在模拟, it's up to us to diagnose what we 认为 the patient has. It's a really good exercise to help us recognize what we're looking at and what we're working with."
DeLaVergne says the students are paired with preceptors as part of their clinical experience where they work the same schedule. "Recently I was involved with a code blue (medical emergency) and it was a situation where I didn't have the opportunity to learn about it during class, but I was able to experience it in a real-life clinical situation. The class is helping me become more confident in myself."
Dr. Bivens also invites guest speakers to talk with the class on topics such as building a resume and understanding the legal aspects of nursing.
"I want them to see the 'real world' even though the real world may not be as good as we wish it would be,说4. "Hopefully this will cut down on some reality shock when they get their first registered nurse job. I also want them to gain skills both in critical 认为ing, priority setting and communication as well as the 'hands-on' skills of IV start, wound care and use of various pieces of equipment. They should also be meeting some excellent persons to be mentors and resources as they continue through life."
Senior nursing major R'Riel 约翰逊, of Willowbrook, 生病了., says the class is a big learning opportunity for her because she wants to build confidence in her clinical work.
"It helps me build confidence by being with an actual nurse in the field and having the same schedule,”约翰逊说. “ simulations help us learn different types of things that can happen with patients, help us learn the information and become advocates for patients."
约翰逊, 第一代大学生, decided to become a nurse because she loves the atmosphere and wants to help others. 约翰逊 will graduate from Millikin in 五月 2019.
"I love the patient care interaction and I want to let patients know that they have a voice and we are listening,”约翰逊说. “ 密利金护理学院 是一个很棒的项目, 但这是一个具有挑战性的项目, and who wouldn't want a nurse that's not working hard. The faculty care and they want you to succeed."