Nursing studies

Winning at teamwork and time management

Two nurse teachers created a board game to help nursing students with the serious business of clinical priorities
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Two nurse teachers created a board game to help nursing students with the serious business of clinical priorities

Students at King’s College London (KCL) often approach clinical teachers, especially during their final placement, to ask how to prioritise their time and manage a caseload of patients.

This aspect of learning can be difficult to fulfil in the classroom but board games – which are increasingly being used in health professional education – can offer a partial solution.

Our original idea to help students and qualified nurses prioritise professional challenges was rather grand – we wanted to simulate the ward environment with actors and computerised manikins, but this proved overly ambitious in terms of space and resources.

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