Nursing students' perceptions of high- and low-fidelity simulation used as learning methods
2013 (English)In: Nurse Education in Practice, ISSN 1471-5953, E-ISSN 1873-5223, Vol. 13, no 4, 262-270 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Due to the increasing focus on simulation used in nursing education, there is a need to examine how the scenarios and different simulation methods used are perceived by students. The aim of this study was to examine nursing students' perceptions of scenarios played out in different simulation methods, and whether their educational level influenced their perception. The study had a quantitative, evaluative and comparative design. The sample consisted of baccalaureate nursing students (n = 86) within various educational levels. The students were randomly divided into groups. They solved a patient case adapted to their educational level by using a high-fidelity patient simulator, a static mannequin or a paper/pencil case study. Data were collected by three instruments developed by the National League for Nursing. The results showed that the nursing students reported satisfaction with the implementation of the scenarios regardless of the simulation methods used. The findings indicated that the students who used the paper/pencil case study were the most satisfied. Moreover, educational level did not seem to influence their perceptions.
Independent of educational level, the findings indicated that simulation with various degrees of fidelity could be used in nursing education. There is a need for further research to examine more closely the rationale behind the students' perception of the simulation methods.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2013. Vol. 13, no 4, 262-270 p.
Baccalaureate nursing education, scenarie-simulation based training, student satisfaction
Research subject Nursing Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-28672DOI: 10.1016/j.nepr.2013.02.002ISI: 000209271000007PubMedID: 23454066OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-28672DiVA: diva2:641968