In clinical settings, we all need to depend on the staff to collaborate with faculty for effective clinical learning. But do staff nurses have the skills to encourage students to think like nurses, or do they just tell students what needs to be done and how? Dr. Tamara Mette has identified and implemented an effective model to help faculty and clinical staff promote critical thinking in the clinical setting. Her presentation discusses the One Minute Preceptor model that works in campus lab/simulation settings as well as clinical experiences.
Dr. Tamara Mette earned her BSN from the University of Wyoming, an MSN with an education focus from the University of Phoenix and her doctorate of nursing practice with a leadership emphasis from Touro University - Nevada. She has a wealth of clinical experience in orthopedics, medical-surgical care, and obstetrics. For the past 10 years, she has been teaching across the curriculum in both the AAS and RN to BSN programs at Great Basin College in Elko, Nevada. The work she is presenting today started during her doctoral education and has continued into her practice as a nurse educator.