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J Nurses Educ. Oct 2021; 60 (10): 594-597. doi: 10.3928 / 01484834-20210730-02. Online publication October 1, 2021.
BACKGROUND: An educational and clinical nursing program lacks the emotional experiences essential to fostering a deeper connection to the art of nursing. The Power of Nursing (PON) course has been identified as meeting this need. With the pandemic disruption of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), professors had the opportunity to adapt this Discovery Model course within the limits of technology.
METHOD: With the required modifications, the PON was offered as the first online synchronous course using the Zoom platform in its entirety.
RESULTS: Participants described feelings of connection, an awareness of their personal strengths as a healthcare provider, and a sense of security and comfort within the virtual platform. Comparison of in-person and virtual surveys after the course showed that PON learning experiences can transcend both platforms.
CONCLUSION: Currently, with COVID-19 and the need for such transformational experiences, students have confirmed that PON can be offered virtually, eliciting the same positive responses to experiential exercises while filling a gap in nursing programs. [J Nurs Educ. 2021;60(10):594-597.].
PMID: 34605681 | DOI: 10.3928 / 01484834-20210730-02