Evaluation Of The Internship Project

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Analysis of the Internship Project This capstone project focused on the creation of a rubric for simulation experiences in the baccalaureate program at Western Kentucky University. To become familiar with the different uses of simulation and its evaluation within the nursing realm, completion of a comprehensive review of the literature occurred. Hence, the search included the use of Google Scholar, PubMed, and EBSCOhost database to aid with the search of pertinent literature. Keywords used for the search were nursing simulation, nursing simulation evaluation, and nursing simulation rubrics. Published articles chosen fell between the years of 2010 and 2015. Afterwards, the creation of the rubric began with the review of the curriculum…show more content…
Each heading contained a scale on which to score participant’s actions collectively utilizing the scores of unsatisfactory, needs improvement, and satisfactory. Free text areas provided an opportunity for the evaluator to elaborate through comments their assessment of the participant’s actions to achieve the said actions or headed category. Following the review of curriculum objectives, the writer conducted an analysis of the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) standards. Responsibilities charged to the professional nurse include providing care that is patient-centered and evidence-based, collaborating effectively with other individuals of the healthcare team, constantly working to improve the care given, and ensuring safety is at the highest level for all patients. One of the major focuses of QSEN is to prepare future nurses with knowledge, skills, and attitudes to direct these individuals in the administration of quality and safe care standards (Cronenwett, L., Sherwood, G., Barnsteiner, J., Disch, J., Johnson, J., Mitchell, P., Sullivan, D.T., and Warren, J., 2007). Furthermore, through communication and consultation, the rubric designer, Julia MacFarland, used the knowledge she had gained from her comprehensive reviews on the use of nursing simulation at Western Kentucky University, the course objectives as identified in the Senior Practicum syllabus, literature review, and knowledge gained from QSEN to communicate with Dr. Audrey
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