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A cross-national study to objectively evaluate the quality of diverse simulation approaches for undergraduate nursing students

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Kable, AK and Levett-Jones, TL and Arthur, C and Reid-Searl, K and Humphreys, M and Morris, S and Walsh, P and Reid-Searl, KA, A cross-national study to objectively evaluate the quality of diverse simulation approaches for undergraduate nursing students, Nurse Education in Practice, 28 pp. 248-256. ISSN 1873-5223 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.nepr.2017.10.010

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to report the results of a cross-national study that evaluated a range of simulation sessions using an observation schedule developed from evidence-based quality indicators. Observational data were collected from 17 simulation sessions conducted for undergraduate nursing students at three universities in Australia and the United Kingdom. The observation schedule contained 27 questions that rated simulation quality. Data were collected by direct observation and from video recordings of the simulation sessions. Results indicated that the highest quality scores were for provision of learning objectives prior to the simulation session (90%) and debriefing (72%). Student preparatiosn and orientation (67%) and perceived realism and fidelity (67%) were scored lower than other components of the simulation sessions. This observational study proved to be an effective strategy to identify areas of strength and those needing further development to improve simulation sessions.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Nursing students; Observational evaluation; Quality indicators; Simulation.
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Professional development and adult education
UTAS Author:Reid-Searl, K (Professor Kerry Reid-Searl)
ID Code:153879
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Nursing
Deposited On:2022-10-13
Last Modified:2022-11-17
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