Framework for Teaching Psychomotor and Procedural Skills in Nursing.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The development of psychomotor and procedural skills requires opportunities for repetitive practice combined with specific, informational feedback from the teacher, another expert, or simulator to correct performance errors. Practice enables learners to refine skills and progress through the phases of motor learning: cognitive, associative, and autonomous. Practice should be spaced over time, can occur in dyads, and can rapidly cycle between practicing and receiving feedback and coaching until skills are mastered. The purpose of this article is to examine psychomotor skill learning in nursing and to suggest strategies for nurse educators in teaching motor and procedural skills in nursing programs, as well as in clinical settings. J Contin Educ Nurs. 2016;47(6):278-282.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Oermann, MH; Muckler, VC; Morgan, B

Published Date

  • June 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 47 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 278 - 282

PubMed ID

  • 27232227

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1938-2472

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-0124

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3928/00220124-20160518-10


  • eng