As a future-nursing instructor, I feel that the best activity for this situation is to act out potential conflicts. I would take a group of nursing students and each one would have an opportunity to be the nurse leader. I would come up with situations prior to meeting with the students, write them on a piece of paper that I would fold up and one at a time each student will pick a scenario hand it to another student who will act it, and the original student will identify the conflict and respond to the situation. I think the element of surprise is important because in a real life situation a leader will not have time to think of how to respond to conflict situations.
This team-based learning, allows their peers to learn from each other’s mistakes (Billings & Halstead, 2016). This activity aligns with the learning objectives by making students feel comfortable identifying and responding to conflicts, how to manage confrontation, and feeling comfortable approaching colleagues. At the end of the activity, the students will have a debriefing explaining what they could have done differently in the future, as well as giving advise to other students in their scenarios.
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