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The Use of Mock Deposition to Improve Nursing Documentation

  • 20 Feb 2024
  • 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
  • Virtual


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The Use of Mock Deposition to Improve Nursing Documentation

Presented by

Victoria Yu; DNP, JD, RN, CNE; University of New Mexico


Increasingly, research indicates that new graduate RNs are ill prepared to make appropriate entry level clinical judgments. Residency programs are designed to address the practice gaps most new graduate RNs experience. Also, unknown to the newly graduated nurse resident is the litigation process. In fact, the litigation process is not well known among nurses in general especially deposition. Deposition examines documentation that clinicians record during their care. Documentation that is untimely, unclear, or non-existent is exposed at a great cost to a clinician’s reputation. Errors in care can also be revealed in documentation. In order to rectify the knowledge deficit of deposition among nurse residents, simulation is used to increase awareness about that process. A pre and post survey is used to determine knowledge before and after the mock deposition. The nurse resident responds to interview questions related to their care of a fabricated patient chart. 

Learner Objectives

  1. Identify how nurse residents view the deposition process. 
  2. Become familiar with the practice gaps that exist for Newly Licensed Nurse Residents (NLNR). 
  3. Understand the mock deposition presentation and how that affects documentation awareness.


Victoria is a clinician educator assistant professor at The University of New Mexico (UNM) College of Nursing. Dr. Yu has had a varied career in Nursing, Risk Management and Medical Legal Consulting as well as Program Development. She forged her knowledge of medical legal issues in risk management and served multiple times as a testifying witness. Her medical legal consulting was in domestic violence as well as child maltreatment issues. She consulted on cases in the district and federal court. With her work in nursing education, particularly with nurse residents, she has assessed multiple gaps in the new nurse knowledge of documentation. She offers a simulated training presentation in order to increase knowledge and awareness for the newly licensed nurse.

Registration Rates

  • TAANA Members: $0, free to members

  • Non-Members: $39
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CLE & Nursing CE

This event is approved for CLE with the Alabama, New York, Texas and Pennsylvania state bars for live or on-demand participation. This event is approved for Nursing CE with the California Board of Nursing for live or on-demand participation. 


No refund due to cancellation. All registrants will have access to a video archive if you are unable to attend in person.

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