Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

L.E.A.R.N.S Model

  • Facilitating client centred learning is based on the foundation of four pillars which include 1. Client Centred Care 2. Promoting Health Literacy 3. Building Knowledge and Skills 4. Supporting Self Management Strategies
  • These four pillars support client centred learning and encourage self-efficacy and decision-making
  • L.E.A.R.N.S. (Listen, Establish, Adopt, Reinforce, Name and Strengthen) is the acronym for the interactions that take place between the client and nurse
  • The L.E.A.R.N.S. Model also signifies the nursing process
  • By listening to the client’s needs, the nurse is able to understand the client’s perspective, see the client as a whole and begin to build a partnership relationship that is therapeutic and respectful of autonomy, voice and self-determination
  • Facilitation of client learning is an intentional intervention which recognizes that learning requires information, opportunity to practice new skills, ability to translate new knowledge and skills into the client’s context, assessment of the learning, and the opportunity to enhance comprehension or mastery of the skill which promotes self-efficacy and self-management
  • To view the L.E.A.R.N.S Model Developed by the expert panel click here.
Facilitating Client Centred Learning
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