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A Cost-Effective Method of Skills Practice

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Carolyn L. Blue, Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Practice equipment costs for students have soared in the last ten to fifteen years. The dilemma is how to achieve the required level of skill proficiency in a cost-efficient manner.

Due to the high cost of disposable equipment and supplies, our university could not afford to provide each student with a sterile unopened kit. We searched for a way for students to have the experience of opening a kit and using it for the first time in a simulated learning environment. Our teaching team in the Adult Nursing course decided to let the students purchase a large packet of materials to be used throughout the course.

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Publication
Nurse Educator, 17(1), 4.
Language: English
Date: 1992
Keywords
Equipment costs, Nursing education, Training materials