The art and science of teaching rounds. A strategy for staff development

J Nurses Staff Dev. 1998 May-Jun;14(3):127-36. doi: 10.1097/00124645-199805000-00003.


Teaching rounds can be a highly interactive, fluid process for developing staff nurses' critical thinking, assessment, and interpersonal skills. In this article, the authors describe how to conduct and evaluate teaching rounds using the example of Pain Management Teaching Rounds conducted by an advanced practice nurse on medical-surgical units of a large medical center. Qualitative and quantitative outcomes of the pain management rounds are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Clinical Competence
  • Communication*
  • Female
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Humans
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital / education*
  • Pain / nursing*
  • Patient Care Planning / organization & administration*
  • Staff Development / methods*