4013-17: Who is Assessing Whom? Undergraduates Practicum Students as Standardized Patients for PMHNP Students

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4013-17: Who is Assessing Whom?  Undergraduates Practicum Students as Standardized Patients for PMHNP Students

A simulation learning experience for both undergraduate practicum nursing students and graduate psychiatric nurse practitioner students promoted a holistic assessment approach. This simulation exercise was cost effective and benefited both the undergraduate practicum nursing students in clinical hour acquisition and provided more skilled standardized patients for the PMHNP student.


Presenters: Lois A. Schwarze, BSN, RN, MSN, FNP-P, PCNP, PMHNP-BC; Stephanie Tia Townsend, BSN, MSN, PMHNP-BC; Traci T. Sims, DNS, RN, CNS/PMH-BC

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


Session Length:
  30 minutes

Target Audience:  APRN


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

  1. Understand six new case studies focused on medical and psychological concerns to use in simulation.
  2. Identify two new methods of evaluation for simulation.
  3. Consider using undergraduate practicum students as standardized patients as a cost effective and efficient way to conduct future PMHNP  simulations.

Keywords: Simulation, Graduate Education, Undergraduate Education


Continuing Nursing Education:
0.5 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 as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


Originally Presented
APNA 31st Annual Conference
Phoenix, Arizona
Saturday, October 21, 2017
10:15am - 11:00am

The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2019

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