Purpose: The purpose of this study were to find out effects of situated learning to problem solving of nursing students.
Method: Subjects were 210 nursing students and analyzed by frequency, mean and t-test.
Results: Experimental group who experienced situated learning was significantly higher problem solving than control group who didn't experience that.
Conclusion: This study found that situated learning in nursing students was effective educational method to develop problem solving. So it is needed to develop various educational methods to improve problem solving according to curriculum.
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore instructor's experience on nursing simulation education
Methods: The participants in this study were 10 instructors at a university in Korea. They had teaching experience of simulation education in various parts of curriculum. Data were collected from October, 2014 to December, 2014, through in-depth interviews and were analyzed on the basis of Colaizzi’s phenomenological methodology.
Results: Four essential themes were extracts that were as follows 1) Came across obstacles about use of the simulator 2) Need of instructors’ preparation for the simulation education is required 3) The simulation education conditions are in need of improvement 4) Need of efforts required to strengthen competency as professional nurses
Conclusion: Even though at times the education was not carried out smoothly from simultor and education condition, the instructors felt the need for the simulation education in nursing and realized that instructors preparation and simulation education conditions were in need of improvement. Furthermore, the instructors thought the need of further efforts for the students to strengthen their nursing competency as professional nurses. Such understanding of the instructors’ experience, therefore, will be applied to the course of education, which will help maximize the effects of the simulation education and contribute to the necessary improvement required through the curriculum.
Purpose: This study aimed to develop an algorithm-based simulation scenario for emergency measures for a high-risk newborn presenting apnea.
Methods: A methodological study design was used to develop the algorithm-based simulation scenario. Expert evaluation was used to establish the developed algorithm’s content validity.
Results: The simulation scenario was developed using several steps of algorithm development based on the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP). The content validity was established. Based on the expert evaluation results, an eight-frame algorithm was selected for the final simulation scenario. The scenario courseware was composed of six major components: pre-learning activity simulation orientation, simulation operation, SBAR-format recording, watching the video-clip of their performance for self-evaluation and debriefing. After simulation, student’s clinical performance and communication skill were evaluated with the developed instrument.
Conclusion: Considering that nursing students have limited access to high-risk newborns during their clinical experience and that newborns presenting apnea are common in the neonatal intensive care unit, the algorithm-based simulation scenario developed in this study can provide students with the opportunity to practice alternative emergency measures for high-risk newborns.
Purpose: This study was to develop a clinical competence scale to assess competence of nursing students in postpartum bleeding care in the simulation-based clinical situations.
Methods: The assessment items developed with 12 items of 3 point scale. An expert panel of 3 maternity professor reviewed the scale for content validity by using the CVI(Content Validity Index). Following the establishment of content validity, 12 items of the checklist were developed. The simulation-based postpartum hemorrhage nursing education that consisted of four sessions for 6 hours lecture and practice was provided to 32 small groups.
Result: The total mean score of clinical competence in postpartum hemorrhage care was 17.34. Items with the highest mean score was 1.88 with ‘introduce myself to the patient'. Items with lowest mean score was 0.19 with 'assess the general conditions'. Reliability of between two evaluation using Cronbach's alpha was .86.
Conclusion: This results show postpartum hemorrhage access tool developed this study had reliability and validity. Further studies are needed to determine property of tool in postpartum hemorrhage access tool.
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to analyze the level of satisfaction and clinical competence on simulation-based practice in woman’s hospital and to figure out the factors that level of satisfaction affect to clinical competence.
Method The subjects in the experimental group were 93 students who did simulation-based practice and subjects in the control group were 70 students who practiced in woman’s hospital. Data was analyzed using ex post factor experimentation during second semester in 2013.
Results: There was statistically no significant difference between the two groups, but positive correlation between the main variables. The most significant affecting factors to clinical competence in experimental group were satisfaction of contents and duration(R2=.24). The most significant affecting factors to clinical competence in control group were satisfaction of evaluation and practice stressor (R2=.32).
Conclusion Since there was no difference between the two groups, once the difficult part in clinical practice of maternity nursing is practiced repeatedly, student’s competence can be improved. Hence the continual study was required.