Preparing for a joint commission survey: An innovative approach to learning

Rebeka Watson Campbell, J. Michael Leger

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Graduate nurses report feeling unprepared for accreditation site visits, including the promotion of a safe, functional, supportive environment to preserve safety and quality through the provision of care, treatment, and services for patients. To address this gap, an academic health system's department of quality and a school of nursing collaborated on a three-phase capstone course for senior-level BSN students. The course included simulation training for all students; volunteers performed Environment of Care rounds and patient care record audits in the hospital setting. Nineteen students, who performed 74 rounds and 193 audits, reported feeling more knowledgeable during site visits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)315-316
Number of pages2
JournalNursing education perspectives
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2020


  • Accreditation Preparation
  • Education Strategies
  • Graduate Nurse Experience
  • Learning Collaboration
  • Nursing Student Transition to Practice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing
  • Education


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