Alternative Clinical Experience (ACE)
This program is designed to meet two objectives; first, is to enhance student learning and success in the nursing program. The second objective it is designed to absorb overflow from individual over-sized clinical groups. Participating students rotate through ACE for one day of their clinical rotation as assigned by the Course Manager. During this rotation, students participate in Simulation Based Learning (SBL) using a variety of teaching strategies. ACE activities are deigned to be congruent with didactic material being presented in class. This allows students to actively implement knowledge taught in class using “clinical judgement and critically thinking”. And, this further enhances the learning process and provides another opportunity to promote student success. The ACE initiative was started in 2013 and is under the direction of the Center for Simulation.