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Transfer of learning from university-based simulation experiences to nursing students' future clinical practice: an exploratory study

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Bruce, R and Levett-Jones, T and Courtney-Pratt, H, Transfer of learning from university-based simulation experiences to nursing students' future clinical practice: an exploratory study, Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 35 pp. 17-24. ISSN 1876-1399 (2019) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.ecns.2019.06.003

Abstract

Background: Despite increasing use of simulation in nursing education, there is limited understanding of how simulation experiences influence students' future practice. The aim of this study was to explore recently graduated registered nurses' perceptions of how their learning from undergraduate university-based simulation experiences informed their current practice and the factors that facilitated or inhibited this transfer of learning.

Methods: The study used an exploratory design framed by a qualitative descriptive methodology. Six nurses who had completed 3 to 12 months of clinical practice after graduation participated in semistructured interviews which were thematically analysed.

Results: The importance of accepting responsibility, interprofessional communication, leadership skills, and promoting patient safety emerged as recurring themes.

Conclusions: This study provided new insights into the transfer of learning from university-based simulation experiences to students' practice after graduation. Further research with other groups of learners and larger sample sizes will be valuable in taking this work forward.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:simulation, transfer, nursing student, graduate nurse, patient outcomes
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and Pedagogy
Research Field:Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Education and Training Systems
Objective Field:Management of Education and Training Systems
UTAS Author:Courtney-Pratt, H (Dr Helen Courtney-Pratt)
ID Code:138062
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2020-03-23
Last Modified:2020-03-23
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