Today’s nursing educators are faced with an enormous challenge – to help their nursing students make sense of multiple initiatives they will face in healthcare settings, from improving the overall quality of care, enhancing patient safety, delivering an outstanding experience that is patient-centered, and aligning their behaviors with an organization’s mission and values. The QSEN competencies were developed to address this challenge of preparing future nurses with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to continuously improve the quality and safety of the healthcare systems in which they work.
StoryCare and its library of story simulations with accompanying instructional materials have been engineered to align with the QSEN core competencies, including Evidence-Based Practice, Patient-Centered Care, Quality Improvement, Safety, Teamwork and Collaboration, and Informatics.
Bringing the Challenges of the Hospital Environment Alive for Learners
StoryCare is much more than just an extensive library of healthcare related stories. The StoryCare Learning System offers nursing educators a wide range of real-world, healthcare simulation strategies for classroom and simulation-based learning. The fundamentals of StoryCare draw on cultural traditions going back thousands of years. From the beginning of human history, people have been using storytelling to teach and engage each other with important ideas crucial to survival. Contemporary science has confirmed what ancient people intuitively understood – we are all “wired” for story.
In fact, extensive research in the educational field and the social sciences has found that when coupled with reflection, there may be no more powerful “springboard” for learning and changing behavior than storytelling.
Vetted in the Real World
One reason the StoryCare Learning System is regarded as an indispensible tool in the teaching and education of nursing students lies in the fact that StoryCare has been successfully utilized in hospitals around the world to improve clinical outcomes, and patient safety and satisfaction. In hospitals and simulation labs around the country, the StoryCare Learning System has been thoroughly vetted by professionals in the field, operating under a variety of clinical settings. And because StoryCare was designed with hospital settings in mind in which nurses are faced with complex inter-professional challenges when delivering safe care, each and every story developed for StoryCare better prepares nursing candidates for what lies ahead in real-world situations.
The Simple Solution to Aligning Curricula to QSEN
The StoryCare Learning System is designed to address this crucial educational issue and is dedicated to bringing educational and personal focus to the “why” in addition to the “how” of treating patients. To accomplish this, StoryCare and its library of story simulations with accompanying instructional materials have been engineered to align with the QSEN core competencies, including Evidence-Based Practice, Patient-Centered Care, Quality Improvement, Safety, Teamwork and Collaboration, and Informatics. Not only does StoryCare help embed the knowledge, skills, and attitudes outlined in the QSEN competencies, but also continuously improves the behaviors and standards of those nurses already working in a variety of healthcare environments.
Today’s nursing educators are faced with an enormous challenge – to help their nursing students make sense of multiple initiatives put forward from the healthcare community on how to improve the overall quality of care, enhance patient safety, deliver an outstanding experience that is patient-centered, and align their behaviors with an organization’s mission and values. It’s a tall order, but StoryCare can help.
The StoryCare Toolkit | StoryCare.com
StoryCare.com is your go-to resource. Everything you need is there: A robust library of educational story simulations along with step-by-step guidance on how to implement them with your students; resources to help you meet your objectives; support and a direct link to a relationship manager who can help you with any detail of the program; a place to give us feedback on your successes and challenges with StoryCare; plus, tips on how to implement and encourage learning with your students. StoryCare also includes robust instructional materials to assist you both in the classroom and online, making StoryCare a solution that can do the best job educating our future nurses. There are a variety of resources available to all educators, including supportive and relevant articles, a story library, and a complete instructor’s guide.
StoryCare: It’s a simple tool
StoryCare is very easy to implement. While it was designed to take just a few minutes of your student’s time each week with very little preparation on your part, don’t let its simplicity lead you to think (or leave you with the impression) that it’s not also a powerful educational tool. It is. In fact, the fundamentals of StoryCare draw on cultural traditions going back thousands of years.