Implementing a pediatric camp clinical for pre-licensure education

Desiree Hensel, Claire Malinowski, Patricia A. Watts

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This article describes the implementation and outcomes of a pediatric clinical education pilot project at a weekend overnight camp for children with special needs. Nine junior-level baccalaureate students participated in the immersion experience. The course skill inventory, an instructor-led postconference, a focus group session, and online forum entries were used to evaluate the experience. The evidence suggests that students gained a wide variety of psychomotor skills and patient-centered care attitudes. Although scheduling was challenging, we concluded the camp clinical was an enlightening and positive experience that offered opportunities not readily available in the hospital setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)60-62
Number of pages3
JournalNursing education perspectives
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


  • Camp experience
  • Clinical education
  • Nursing education
  • Pediatrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education

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