+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Student Confidence in the Management of Patient Care Transitions: Impact of a Care Transitions Course in an Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum



Student Confidence in the Management of Patient Care Transitions: Impact of a Care Transitions Course in an Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum



Journal of Nursing Education 54(9): 479-484



For nursing professionals to direct and influence the health care changes for implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, emerging graduate nurses must be prepared as leaders and advocates for smooth patient care transitions for patients and caregivers. This article reports on how an undergraduate nursing program and its clinical partner created a course to allow students to step back from direct patient care and explore diverse nursing roles, team collaboration, communication, and processes that aim to collectively promote safe and effective quality care. Students completed online pre- and posttest surveys to rate their confidence levels with skills across seven measures. Comparative analysis of the pre- and posttest surveys indicated a significant increase in students' perception of their knowledge and skills across all areas. The instructional framework, using a care transitions model and clinical experiences, prepared students to work with health care teams and community partners for managing patient and family transitions in a variety of health care settings.

Please choose payment method:






(PDF emailed within 1 workday: $29.90)

Accession: 058919033

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 26334333


Related references

The Joint Commission launches transitions of care portal. Resources to improve safety in patient care transitions. Joint Commission Perspectives. Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations 32(11): 6-6, 2013

Impact of a standardized patient simulation on undergraduate nursing student knowledge and perceived competency of the care of a patient diagnosed with schizophrenia. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing 32(6): 845-849, 2018

Does interdisciplinary and multiprofessional undergraduate education increase students' self-confidence and knowledge toward palliative care? Evaluation of an undergraduate curriculum design for palliative care at a German academic hospital. Journal of Palliative Medicine 18(6): 513-519, 2015

Intern Transitions of Care Curriculum Through Posthospital Home and Skilled Nursing Facility Visits. Journal of Graduate Medical Education 10(4): 442-448, 2018

A patient safety and transitions of care curriculum for third-year medical students. Gerontology and Geriatrics Education 36(1): 45-57, 2015

Partners at Care Transitions (PACT) -e xploring older peoples' experiences of transitioning from hospital to home in the UK: protocol for an observation and interview study of older people and their families to understand patient experience and involvement in care at transitions. Bmj Open 7(11): E018054, 2017

Managing patient care transitions: a report of the HMO Care Management Workgroup. Healthplan 45(2): 36-39, 2004

Care management assistants help improve patient flow, care transitions. Hospital Case Management 23(10): 135-137, 2015

One patient, numerous healthcare providers, and multiple care settings: addressing the concerns of care transitions through case management. Professional Case Management 12(1): 37-46, 2007

Simulated home care increases confidence and improves care transitions. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing 45(7): 294-296, 2014

Partners at Care Transitions: exploring healthcare professionals' perspectives of excellence at care transitions for older people. Bmj Open 8(9): E022468, 2018

Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes-Care Transitions: Enhancing Geriatric Care Transitions Through a Multidisciplinary Videoconference. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 65(3): 598-602, 2017

Improving Transitions to Postacute Care for Elderly Patients Using a Novel Video-Conferencing Program: ECHO-Care Transitions. American Journal of Medicine 130(10): 1199-1204, 2017

Leadership transitions and the impact on patient care. Journal of the Society for Health Systems 2(3): 59-72, 1991

Collaborative accountability for care transitions: the community care of North Carolina transitions program. North Carolina Medical Journal 73(1): 34-40, 2012