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clinical experience, clinical judgment, critical thinking, nursing student, pedagogy, peer coaching



  1. McQuiston, Linda Smith PhD, RN
  2. Hanna, Kimberly PhD, RN, MSN, CNL


The authors present an innovative pedagogical approach to peer coaching using senior leadership and junior medical/surgical nursing students within the acute care clinical setting. The collaboration among faculty, staff, and students developed awareness of thinking critically, reasoning, and using effective clinical judgment. Through the use of Lasater's Clinical Judgment Rubric, student reflections provided insight to the program's effectiveness and use of alternative clinical experiences.