Tonya Rutherford-Hemming

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OBJECTIVES The National Organization for Nurse Practitioner Faculty (NONPF) does not allow simulation to be used in lieu of traditional clinical hours. The NONPF cites a lack of empirical evidence related to learning outcomes with simulation as rationale for its stance. The purpose of this systematic review was to search, extract, appraise, and synthesize(More)
This research study examined whether a transfer of learning (i.e., growth in clinical competency) occurred from the simulation laboratory to the clinical bedside and if it did occur, how. The study design was descriptive research, using 14 acute care nurse practitioner students. Observations were done in the simulation laboratory with a standardized patient(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to identify the challenges new crewmembers experience in the critical care transport (CCT) environment and to determine the most valuable resources when acclimating to the transport environment. To date, no study has focused on the unique challenges nor the resources most effective in CCT training. METHODS This(More)
INTRODUCTION Obstetric (OB) nurses must be proficient in performing a basic neurologic examination to assess and detect changes in a patients' neurologic status. This study aimed to compare knowledge and skill acquisition for a basic neurologic examination between OB nurses who participated in simulation and those who participated in an online self-study(More)
AIM This paper serves as the outline for a simulation that nurse educators can use to better prepare graduate students for the clinical setting and ensure the student's essential competencies prior to clinical practicum. BACKGROUND Educators often struggle with whether nurse practitioner students are sufficiently prepared for their clinical practicum once(More)
The Standards of Best Practice: Simulation are a resource for quality and consistency of simulation, evaluation of outcomes, and improvement of simulation programs. The Standards provide guidelines for practice and a vital framework for strategic planning, research, and faculty development. This article discusses challenges and shares approaches to enhance(More)
Simulation has emerged in health care education programs over the past few decades. Acute-care institutions now provide simulation and high-fidelity simulation (HFS) experiences, nurse development, competency training, and evaluation. The International Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning has established best practice guidelines and a framework(More)
This article describes an innovative teaching strategy-GIFTS (Graduate Interviews using Faculty, Technology, and Students)-that can be used to prepare doctoral nursing students for a faculty position interview after graduation. This type of educational strategy is needed in the face of the current nurse faculty shortage. In addition, it can serve to better(More)
As the nursing profession seeks to develop evidence-based practice, nurses are being encouraged to embark on research in their institutions. Staff nurses and nurse clinicians often struggle with the process of obtaining institutional review board approval for their projects. When classes are available, the focus is frequently on informing nurses about the(More)