The demands of todays healthcare environment are fueling the need to effectively and efficiently move staff through a defined continuum of learning: from novice to expert. The need to have highly competent staff directly involved in patient care to produce quality outcomes is critical.
In exploring research on how nurses feel about the education process, the stressors of learning, and the ideal learning environment, we have identified ways in which we can enhance the overall learning experiences.
We have created a blended learning approach, including eLearning, didactic, experiential, practicums and reflective practice, to name a few, that assist hospital educators in implementing sustainable clinical education and learning.
Philips expert clinicians and experienced educators offer innovative learning strategies, which provides an opportunity to facilitate new nurse orientation, and assist in the journey of the beginner staff from basic competency to proficient and then as a specialized life-long learner.