Centering the concept of transitional care: A teaching-learning innovation

Laura C. Mood, Caroline Neunzert, Ruth Tadesse

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Coordination of care, including the provision of safe and effective transitions, is a core professional standard for nurses. However, as currently designed, prelicensure nursing education prepares nurses to function in discrete settings rather than across settings. A teaching-learning innovation focusing on transitional care was implemented as an educational pilot project with 20 senior-level baccalaureate students in their leadership course. Students in the educational pilot immersed in the subject of transitional care via concept-based learning activities and performance improvement projects. During the course, students were assigned to designated clinical sites representative of a continuum of care. An integrated clinical postconference offered students the opportunity to discover the role of the nurse in transitional care from a systems perspective and facilitated a deeper understanding of the subject that extended beyond the walls of students' discrete clinical sites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)287-290
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nursing Education
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education


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