The Priorities Game gives players the opportunity to think about how care delivery and nursing tasks should be prioritised. The game simulates a typical hospital ward, with patients that require admission, discharge and general care. Players must work together to decide which tasks take priority and how to achieve them while still providing consistent and safe patient care.
“We developed this board game as we have found that students often lack the confidence and opportunity to practice and reflect upon skills like prioritisation and decision making in a busy clinical environment but are expected to qualify with these skills. We hope that through learning about and developing these skills in a fun way, it is assisting nurses of the future to be safe and effective practitioners.” - Rhiannon and Lucy
“As a third-year student, I found it very beneficial to have conversations about how we would prioritise care on the ward. It made me think about the individual skill sets within the nursing team, and how best to utilise these in a busy ward setting, considering where tasks should be delegated to other team members, to ensure all aspects of patient care are carried out efficiently. We also discussed different medical conditions and how to prioritise patients due to their acuity. Playing this game with nursing students at different stages of their training enabled more experienced students to share their knowledge.”
Ellen Cashman, BSc Adult Nursing Student