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Clinical Teaching in Nursing Homes Integrating Clinical Experiences Into Your Curriculum
Case Study

Moving Forward with the Selected Nursing Home

Review this email dialogue between you (faculty) and the director of nursing following your tour of Maple Village. Once you finish reading, close this e-mail to move on to discussing the objectives with Maple Village staff. Don’t forget to reference the original message at the bottom.

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Hi Participant:

Thanks for your kind words about Maple Village!

Next Thursday at 2 p.m. works for us. We will be meeting with Sandra, Director of Staff Development (who you met briefly), and James and Alycia, both RN nursing coordinators.

At our next staff meeting, we will talk about the ideas you noted below, and be prepared to discuss our thoughts when we visit with you next week.

Take care,

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Hi Susan:

Thanks so much for taking the time to meet with me last week. I am impressed with the quality of care that Maple Village provides for its residents. I look forward to meeting with your team to discuss potential activities for students.

Along with discussing the course learning objectives, I’d also like to explore a couple other thoughts I had:

  1. I really want our students to have experience and develop competence with the assessment and management of common geriatric syndromes such as dementia, delirium, bladder incontinence, falls, pressure ulcers, and functional decline. I’d also like our students to become familiar with some evidence-based, standardized assessments.
  2. The students also need to develop their organization, leadership, team building, and delegation skills. Do you think it would be possible for a group of three students to provide team care and leadership for a group of 10 residents? With that type of arrangement, the nursing assistants would still be assigned to care for their residents, but the students would be functioning in the role of the RN.

Does next Thursday at 2 p.m. still work for your staff?


Sounds like Maple Village would be a great location for nursing students. Have you heard back from your contact about your meeting request?

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