Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN)




Optimizing clinical education for student nurses in a local associate degree nursing (ADN) program is essential to prepare them to become competent professional nurses. The focus of this project is to develop a case study scenario and related simulation for associate degree nursing students who are absent from clinical experiences in a foundational nursing class. An innovative approach to replace a missed clinical experience is an educational module utilizing a patient care scenario followed by realistic nursing evaluation and interuentions in a simulation lab. Margaret Newman's theory of health as expanding consciousness supports this case scenario and simulation project. Bloom's taxonomy continues to be valued in education and provides a useful framework for this project. The instructor's role in interacting with the students during the case study with simulation is guided by Bloom's level of intellectual behavior: knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. This project provides the foundation for further development of nursing educational tools utilizing simulation technology to optimize nursing education.


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Nursing Commons