Introduction: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, nursing educators have had to adapt and develop new teaching methods that abide by social distancing protocols. This left educators wondering how to accommodate all students with limited physical space and faculty while preserving the quality of instruction and allowing adequate time for practice (Bezerra, 2020). Methods: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students enrolled in a sophomore level adult health course were instructed to gather supplies and create an at-home manikin box to practice clinical skills such as endotracheal suctioning, tracheostomy care, nasogastric tube insertion, nasogastric tube irrigation, nasogastric feeding administration, and nasogastric tube removal. To build the manikin box, students were given instructions along with example images. Results: This at-home manikin box gave students the opportunity to continue to meet course and program outcomes while adhering to social distancing guidelines. All skills that would have typically been practiced on campus were now able to be from home. Educators were also able to assess student competency in clinical skills via recording. Conclusion: The self-created manikin box allowed students and educators to continue to meet course outcomes amidst a global pandemic while being low-cost and easy to implement

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