Developing professional attributes in critical care nurses using Team-Based Learning.

Currey,J, Eustace,P, Oldland,E, Glanville,D and Story,I 2015, Developing professional attributes in critical care nurses using Team-Based Learning., Nurse Education in Practice, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 232-238, doi: 10.1016/j.nepr.2015.01.011.

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Title Developing professional attributes in critical care nurses using Team-Based Learning.
Author(s) Currey,JORCID iD for Currey,J
Oldland,EORCID iD for Oldland,E
Journal name Nurse Education in Practice
Volume number 15
Issue number 3
Start page 232
End page 238
Publisher Elsevier
Publication date 2015-01
ISSN 1873-5223
Keyword(s) Critical care
Critical thinking
Nursing education
Team-Based Learning
Summary 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
Field of Research 111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
Socio Economic Objective 920210 Nursing
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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