2022-20: Improve Communication using Improvisation Theater Techniques

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2022-20:  Improve Communication using Improvisation Theater Techniques

Improvisation techniques are a novel method to teach communication techniques to APRN students. Evidence has shows an improvement in empathy scores after completing a standardized patient scenario. Additionally, these techniques have been shown to improve overall provider communication confidence.


Presenters:
  Christianne Nesbitt, DNP, RN, GNP-BC, PMHNP-BC; Karen Higgins, DNP, FNP-BC

Disclosures:  The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label use of medications will not be discussed during this presentation.


Session Length:
  40 minutes

Target Audience:  APRN


Learning Outcome:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss how the use of improvisation and the "yes, and" can be used to provide content to nursing students in a higher education setting.

Keywords:  Improvisation, Communication, Education


Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
0.75 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Originally Presented
APNA 34th Annual Conference

The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2023

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