York University nursing educators became students for a day when they participated in an experiential learning event held in collaboration with clinical partners Southlake Regional Health Centre and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.
During a professional development day on April 11, part-time clinical course directors and course directors for clinical-related nursing courses at York spent the day in the School of Nursing’s 5,000-sq.-ft. Nursing Simulation Centre to engage with clinical experts on practices in wound care, respiratory therapy, documentation, pain management and equipment for intravenous therapy.
“Technology and best practices in nursing are ever changing,” said Andrea Meghie, manager of Clinical Resources Services in the School of Nursing, who organized the event with Laura Nicholson, director of the Nursing Simulation Centre.
“The objective of the day was focused on increasing knowledge, developing skills and developing the capacity to contribute to teaching and learning in the clinical setting,” she said.
This event is one of many opportunities the School of Nursing plans to organize that aims to strengthen and expand partnerships with healthcare communities, and increase the quality of teaching and learning within the school, said Meghie.
Participants reported the event was informative, enjoyable and offered valuable insights.