J Nurs Educ. 2023 Jan;62(1):47-50. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20221109-08. Epub 2023 Jan 1.
BACKGROUND: Traditional clinical education does not prepare future nurses well for practice. Clinical immersion models are recommended to enhance critical thinking, clinical judgment, and confidence with nursing roles and skills. This study explored the effects of implementing an innovative clinical immersion model on readiness for nursing practice for accelerated Bachelor of Science in nursing students.
METHOD: The Casey-Fink readiness for practice survey was used to determine graduate students’ confidence and comfort with nursing roles and skills based on descriptive statistics for each survey question.
RESULTS: Study results indicated students who experienced the clinical immersion model had high levels of confidence with nursing roles and felt prepared for practice.
CONCLUSION: Nursing programs should consider implementing clinical immersion models in undergraduate nursing education programs. [J Nurs Educ. 2023;62(1):47-50.].