The Right Stuff: A Strategic Approach to the Clinical Judgment Crisis
Nurses must know more and act faster than ever before to prevent patient decline and promote optimal health. Educators, practice partners, and nursing regulators have taken action to address the ongoing crisis in new graduate nurse clinical judgment, yet the problem persists. A collaborative multi-pronged approach is imperative. As educators, our responsibility is to enhance the natural development of clinical judgment with strategic combination and scaffolding of teaching and learning strategies to achieve a new vision of clinical judgment competency. This presentation will summarize the current crisis, present a challenge for change, and outline a key combination of practical strategies for transforming novice students into skilled decision-makers.