Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Publication Date

2-1982

Publisher

Elsevier

Source Publication

Clinical Simulation in Nursing

Source ISSN

1876-1399

Abstract

Background

Challenges exist for nursing students as they transition to their role as newly licensed registered nurses (NLRNs) due to a mismatch between their perceived readiness and role competency and the demands of the practice environment. Simulations with debriefing may be one strategy to better prepare students for the role of a NLRN. The purpose of this study was to explore whether supplementing traditional clinical experiences with simulation versus substituting simulation for traditional clinical experiences had an impact on NLRNs' perception of competence, work stress, and job satisfaction.

Sample

A convenience sample of 115 NLRNs from two successive graduating classes in a Midwestern traditional baccalaureate nursing program who participated in the same curriculum with different uses of simulation were recruited.

Methods

A quasi-experimental design was used to compare the two groups of NLRNs at six months of practice.

Results

The NLRNs with supplemented simulation had higher job satisfaction.

Conclusion

These results suggest that programs that use simulation to supplement traditional clinical experiences may lead to increased job satisfaction in NLRNs.

Comments

Accepted version. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, Vol. 28 (March 2019): 1-5. DOI. © 2019 Elsevier B.V. Used with permission.

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