Exercising Students’ Brains: Cognitive Micro Skills at Work As learners advance their patient care experiences, the cognitive skill of clinical judgment needed to manage complexity and ambiguity, is challenged. Situational awareness (SA) is a necessary precursor to the cognitive processing skills that drive clinical reasoning and ultimately develop clinical judgment. Putting students in the center of our teaching and engaged in the experience allows for situated cognition—or learning in context—a concept at the forefront of contemporary educational reform. This workshop will focus on the use of “what-if rehearsing” a necessary strategy to challenge today’s contemporary learner. You will be immersed in the use of a brain-based teaching strategy that will provide the necessary cognitive reasoning micro-skill development needed to build clinical judgement.
Define situated cognition and the link to situational awareness.
Discuss the connections between situational awareness and clinical judgment.
Explore a process (ARISE) to help learners increase their situational awareness and therefore, advance their clinical judgment
Discuss how the use of micro-skill rehearsing to prepare learners for Next Gen NCLEX.
Speakers: Dr. Michelle C. Moulton and Dr. Susan Forneris SPONSOR: National League for Nursing, Washington, D.C. and NSNA