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Dalhousie School of Nursing, Yarmouth Campus Amazing Race Skills Blitz Championship

Posted by Xiaoyan Mao on March 28, 2024 in News
Ella Comeau, Tobi Adeoye, Falon Swim, Mylene d’Entremont & Abbey Miller

Semester 7 BScN students competed in an Amazing Race Skills Blitz Championship during their last day of their semester 7 clinical integration course. The objective of this competition was to facilitate collaboration, communication, and simply have fun!

The students were divided into their simulation groups and traveled back through time to visit some of the skills they’ve encountered throughout their school of nursing journey. The skills blitz stations focused on patient safety, infection control, physical assessment, and psychomotor skills. The students were timed at each station and scored for accuracy. The winners received a mug with the Dalhousie logo with a quote that said, “NURS4715 Amazing Race Skills Blitz Champs 2024”. The competition concluded with announcing the winning team and celebrating together with a pizza party to acknowledge their accomplishments.

Student Voices:

“This activity allowed us to come together as a group to engage in skills we once struggled with but have mastered over the past two years. It was a great way to end our learning in the simulation lab, to reflect on how far we've come, and to feel accomplished alongside the people we started this journey with” (Abbey Miller DalSN7).

“This was a fun and rewarding activity, integrating the skills that we worked so hard on throughout this education. It was also a great showcase of the bond that you built with your classmates, allowing you to feel acknowledged by your peers with the skills you felt confident about, and supported by them with the ones you felt less confident about” (Tobi Adeoye, DalSN7).

“The amazing race was a great opportunity to review the skills we’ve learned over the last two years. For me, it made me feel more confident going into our final clinicals knowing that we are still competent in the skills we have learned, especially those that feel like they were ages ago” (Ella Comeau DalSN7).