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Simulated community spaces and nurses' practice preparedness: a thematic inquiry


Green, R and Bull, R, Simulated community spaces and nurses' practice preparedness: a thematic inquiry, Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 10, (3) pp. e111-e117. ISSN 1876-1399 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2014 International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.ecns.2013.09.001


Background: The paper reports findings of a study examining how the construction of simulated spaces influences undergraduate nursing studentsí preparedness for practice.

Methods: A descriptive exploratory design comprising field observation, group interviews and focus groups elicited data which was analysed thematically.

Results: The construction of simulation space influences how students respond to clinical contexts by highlighting tacitly held values, strengthening critical thinking and promoting confidence.

Conclusions: Simulation space is a physical reflection of the dominant values underpinning nursing curricula. Its design and construction can enhance studentsí preparedness for practice and is a critical feature of contemporary nurse education curricula.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:simulation, community, undergraduate nursing education, pedagogical space, culture
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Community and primary care
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Other health
Objective Field:Other health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Green, R (Ms Rosy Green)
UTAS Author:Bull, R (Professor Rosalind Bull)
ID Code:86376
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Health Sciences B
Deposited On:2013-09-10
Last Modified:2017-11-02

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