Third-year undergraduate nursing students' perceptions of high-fidelity simulation

Karen Wotton, Moira Kelton, Jordana Davis, Elizabeth Button

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Abstract

High-fidelity simulation, with the potential to enhance cognitive, associative, and autonomous skills, can help students develop clinical reasoning. This study examined third-year students' (N = 300) perceptions about the implementation of high-fidelity simulation into an existing clinical course. Data were collected using an evaluation form completed by students after the simulation. Students perceived high-fidelity simulation as enjoyable, with an appropriate degree of challenge yet possessing congruency with concepts studied in the course. Students' transient feelings of confusion were interpreted as a natural component of the problem solving process as they analyzed, clustered, and interpreted cues to respond to rapid changes in the simulated patient's clinical condition. Debriefing was viewed as an important component and assisted in clarifying students' knowledge and rationale for practice. Further research is required on the relationship between the degree of confusion and its impact on learning and whether high-fidelity simulation increases the ability to reason in the clinical setting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages632-639
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010
EventSimtect Health 2008 Simulation Conference, Simulation - Realising the Potential -
Duration: 11 Sep 2008 → …

Conference

ConferenceSimtect Health 2008 Simulation Conference, Simulation - Realising the Potential
Period11/09/08 → …

Keywords

  • nursing student simulation

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