Drawing on the experience of American Association of Colleges of Nursing Geriatric Nursing Education Consortium (GNEC) program, and created in conjunction with the Pioneer Network and a HRSA-funded project at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, the modules are designed help faculty select and use nursing homes for undergraduate student clinical placement. Introduced by an Overview module, the six modules cover the following topics:
Module 1. Nursing Homes, the Basics: background on the structures, processes and outcomes that guide nursing home (NH) delivery of care; how NHs are monitored and reimbursed by federal and state government; NH staff and resident characteristics.
Module 2. Nursing Practice in Nursing Homes: nurse hierarchy, leadership and governance; actual and recommended nurse staffing; delivery of nursing services
Module 3. Resident-Directed Care and Culture Change in Nursing Homes: the concepts of resident-directed care and NH culture change, including the benefits of choosing culture change NHs as clinical placement sites; guidelines for evaluating a NHs adoption of resident-directed care and culture change
Module 4. Structuring Student Placements in Nursing Homes: strategies to assist faculty: select NHs; how the nursing home setting provides a unique opportunity to maximize learning objectives; structure student placements to meet learning objectives; maximize student exposure to resident-directed care and culture change; identify and access resources on NHs.
Module 5. Introducing Resident-directed Care and Nursing Home Culture Change: A Case Study: strategies to structure student clinical experiences in culture change NHs, and to integrate principles of culture change – resident-directed care - into clinical experiences in traditional NHs.
Module 6. Nursing Home (NH) Preparation/Readiness as a Clinical Site: Created for NHs to assist them in positioning themselves as clinical training sites for nursing students
Free webinars are available for clinical faculty to foster discussion on when and how to use nursing homes as clinical placements and review the modules specifically designed to help faculty select and use nursing homes for undergraduate student clinical placement. The modules, developed by the Hartford Institute and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, help nursing faculty maximize their use of nursing homes as clinical training sites, with a special focus on nursing homes involved in resident-directed care and culture change.
Featured Series Speakers: Mathy Mezey, EdD, RN, FAAN, Sarah Greene Burger, RN-C, MPH, FAAN, Ethel L. Mitty, EdD, RN, Hartford Institute, Christine Mueller, PhD, RN, FAAN, University of Minnesota, School of Nursing, Laurie Dodge Wilson, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, GNP-BC, AACN
View the archived webinars. Continuing education units are provided.
This project was funded by the Commonwealth Fund http://www.commonwealthfund.org/ and the Picker Institute http://pickerinstitute.org/