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ERIC Number: EJ1073196
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1940-5847
Using the "Baccalaureate Essentials" to Create Context: Evaluation of an Innovative Approach
Flinders, Brooke A.
Contemporary Issues in Education Research, v6 n3 p305-310 2013
The "Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice" (American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2008) seek to communicate standards that will prepare graduates to function within a complex healthcare system. The document highlights concepts from patient-centered care to evidence-based practice (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education). A service-learning experience was facilitated for junior-level nursing students and they were asked to reflect on their learning outcomes using the nine "essentials" as a guiding framework. Themes were identified within the nine sub-categories and through overall analysis. By using standardized disciplinary outcomes to develop a sense of the "bigger picture" for students, it is possible to help them make connections between theory and practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: US Department of Health and Human Services
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: TP1AH000050-01-01