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Title: Developing professional attributes in critical care nurses using Team-Based Learning
Epworth Authors: Glanville, David
Other Authors: Currey, Judy
Eustace, Paula
Oldland, Elizabeth
Story, Ian
Keywords: Team-Based Learning
Nursing Education
Critical Care
Critical Thinking
Clinical Education
Communication Skills
Postgraduate Study
Deakin University & Epworth Healthcare, School of Nursing and Midwifery
Issue Date: May-2015
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Nurse Educ Pract. 2015 May;15(3):232-8
Abstract: Australian nurses prepare for specialty practice by undertaking postgraduate theoretical and clinical education in partnership models between universities and hospitals. In our global healthcare system, nurses require advanced critical thinking and strong communication skills to provide safe, high quality patient care. Yet, few education programs focus on developing these skills. Team-Based Learning (TBL) is a specific educational strategy that encourages and rewards students to think critically and solve clinical problems individually and in teams. The aim of this study was to investigate critical care nursing students' perceptions and experiences of TBL after it was introduced into the second half of their postgraduate specialty course. Following Ethics Committee approval, thirty-two students were invited to participate in an extended response questionnaire on their perceptions of TBL as part of a larger study. Data were analyzed thematically. Postgraduate students perceived their professional growth was accelerated due to the skills and knowledge acquired through TBL. Four themes underpinned the development and accelerated acquisition of specialty nurse attributes due to TBL: Engagement, Learning Effectiveness, Critical Thinking, and Motivation to Participate. Team-Based Learning offered deep and satisfying learning experiences for students. The early acquisition of advanced critical thinking, teamwork and communication skills, and specialty practice knowledge empowered nurses to provide safe patient care with confidence.
DOI: 10.1016/j.nepr.2015.01.011
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ISSN: 1471-5953
Journal Title: Nurse Education in Practice
Type: Journal Article
Affiliated Organisations: School of Nursing and Midwifery, Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria, Australia
Faculty of Health, Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria, Australia
Appears in Collections:Clinical Education & Simulation
Critical Care

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