1. Shinners, Jean PhD, RN-BC
  2. Africa, Larissa BSN, MBA, RN
  3. Hawkes, Beth MSN, RN-BC


Debriefing is considered a positive approach used to evaluate learning, support communication, and explore emotions following simulation or a clinical experience. This article discusses the use of debriefing as an evolving strategy for new graduate nurses and focuses on the importance of structured clinical debriefing as a component to relieve stress while providing periods of reflection and cohesion.