Date of Award
PhD Nursing Practice
Mary Ellen Roberts, DNP
Beverly Kass, DNP
Erin Vitale, DNP
debriefing, critical thinking, implementation
Debriefing, an important aspect of students’ clinical experience, is a reflective, critical thinking analysis and communication strategy that provides rapid feedback after either a simulated or genuine clinical event. To teach this higher-level critical thinking skill throughout the learning process, nursing programs require specific methodology and faculty expertise. The National League for Nursing supports nurse educators having a theory-based strategy, formal training, and ongoing competency evaluation. Informed by Jean Watson’s Theory and the Promoting Excellence and Reflective Learning in Simulation standardized debriefing tool methodology, this project outlines a framework that nursing schools can use to potentially improve the debriefing process and, moreover, highlights the role of clinical nursing faculty educators as facilitators of this approach.
Uccello, Heather A., "Debriefing with PEARLS & Watson’s Caritas" (2021). Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs). 2938.