Title

Nursing Student Perceptions Regarding Simulation Experience Sequencing

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

5 p.

Publication Date

9-2016

Publisher

Slack Incorporated

Source Publication

Journal of Nursing Education

Source ISSN

0148-4834

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The use of simulated learning experiences (SLEs) have increased within nursing curricula with positive learning outcomes for nursing students. The purpose of this study is to explore nursing students' perceptions of their clinical decision making (CDM) related to the block sequencing of different patient care experiences, SLEs versus hospital-based learning experiences (HLEs).

METHOD:

A qualitative descriptive design used open-ended survey questions to generate information about the block sequencing of SLEs and its impact on nursing students' perceived CDM.

RESULTS:

Three themes emerged from the data: Preexperience Anxiety, Real-Time Decision Making, and Increased Patient Care Experiences.

CONCLUSION:

Nursing students identified that having SLEs prior to HLEs provided several benefits. Even when students preferred SLEs prior to HLEs, the sequence did not impact their CDM. This suggests that alternating block sequencing can be used without impacting the students' perceptions of their ability to make decisions.

Comments

Journal of Nursing Education, Vol. 55, No. 9 (September 2016): 528-532. DOI.

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