- Journal of Nursing Education
- April 2012 - Volume 51 · Issue 4: 226-231
To address the faculty shortage problem, schools of nursing are reexamining how they provide clinical education to undergraduate students to find ways to use faculty resources more efficiently and to maintain student enrollment. We describe a unique clinical teaching model implemented at the New York University College of Nursing. The new model currently being evaluated shifts from the traditional clinical education model, in which all clinical education is in a hospital or agency setting, to a model that substitutes high-fidelity human patient simulation for up to half of the clinical education experience. This article describes the clinical teaching model and its effects on nurse faculty capacity.
Dr. Richardson is Clinical Professor, and Dr. Gilmartin is Senior Research Fellow, New York University, College of Nursing, New York, New York; Dr. Fulmer is Dean, Northeastern University, Bouve College of Health Sciences, Boston, Massachusetts.
Support for this study was provided to Dr. Richardson and the New York University College of Nursing in the form of a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Evaluating Innovations in Nursing Education National Program Office.
The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.
Address correspondence to Hila Richardson, DrPH, RN, FAAN, Clinical Professor, New York University, College of Nursing, 726 Broadway, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10003; e-mail: Hila.Richardson@nyu.edu