A Blended Learning Activity to Model Clinical Judgment in Practice: A Multisite Evaluation

Michelle Kelly, Samuel Lapkin, Belinda McGrath, Kathy Holloway, Ann Nielsen, Sydnee Stoyles, Molly Campbell, Nathan F. Dieckmann, Kathie Lasater

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Background: Observing how experienced nurses assess and manage complex situations may assist students in developing clinical judgment. Method: Evaluation of a combined learning activity including an audiovisual simulation demonstrating expert nurse care of a patient with delirium delivered across three international programs. Participants responded to five survey questions; two open-ended questions; and provided information about previous experiences with delirium. Results: Highest rated benefits: watching an expert nurse; and how assessment and care were provided. Qualitative themes: global perspectives; questions that challenged; level of realism; the expert nurse; technical issues; and contribution to learning and practice. Conclusion: Irrespective of country/program, participants rated the learning activity as beneficial in developing skills for clinical judgment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10-16
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Simulation in Nursing
StatePublished - Jun 2020


  • AV simulation
  • clinical judgment
  • diverse students
  • modeling practice
  • post-operative delirium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Education
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)


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