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Keywords

Clinical Nursing Education, Concept-Based Curriculum, Conceptual Learning, Undergraduate Nursing

 

Authors

  1. Gay, Jessica E.
  2. Phillips, Christina J.

Abstract

Abstract: Concept-based curricula have been widely implemented to combat content oversaturation in undergraduate nursing education. While nursing programs have focused on changing the classroom environment, only a few have integrated conceptual learning into clinical education. This qualitative descriptive study measured student perceptions of the effectiveness of concept cards, a concept-based clinical learning activity, in maternity and medical-surgical clinical sites. Two phases of the study indicated that the use of concept cards in clinical practicum deepened and reinforced understanding of concepts and enhanced student learning in the clinical setting.