Purpose: This study aims to improve nursing students’ competency through evidence-based nursing simulation education. Simulations included blood transfusion care for cancer patients, pneumothorax post-op care, and blood pressure control for hypertension care. Moreover, the study investigated the effects of simulations on anxiety, self-confidence, and student satisfaction with the learning experience.
Method: Participants completed a survey on student satisfaction, self-confidence, and anxiety. A prospective, one-group, pre- and post-test design of 135 fourth-grade nursing students was used. A simulation scenario was developed according to the design. It consisted of pre-briefing, practice, serial tests, and debriefing. A simulation of three scenarios comprised blood transfusion care for cancer patients, pneumothorax post-op care, and blood pressure control for hypertension care. Twenty hours of evidence-based nursing simulation practicum consisting of three scenarios dealing with major adult diseases was conducted.
Result: Students showed significant improvements over time in self-confidence (t=4.67, p<.001), student satisfaction (t=3.94, p<.001), and anxiety (t=-4.63, p<.001) after the evidence-based nursing simulation.
Conclusion: Simulation of evidence-based education may be a useful and effective learning strategy. Nursing educators can design evidence-based simulation programs to improve educational effectiveness.
Purpose: This study aimed to construct and test a hypothetical model to explain predictive factors affecting nursing students' satisfaction and self-confidence in simulation-based education based on the National League for Nursing Jeffries Simulation Theory. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 305 fourth-year nursing students with experience in simulation-based education enrolled at universities in Gangwon-do, Gyeongsangbuk-do, and Gyeonggi-do. Data were analyzed using SPSS 25.0 and AMOS 25.0. Results: The hypothetical model showed good fit with the empirical data: χ2/df 2.17, RMSEA=.01, RMR=.01, GFI=.95, AGFI=.91, NFI=.94, TLI=.95, CFI=.97, and PNFI=.68. Simulation design characteristics, teaching efficiency, and flow were found to affect satisfaction and self-confidence directly. A bootstrap test indicated that teaching efficiency and flow mediated the relationship between simulation design characteristics and satisfaction and self-confidence. Conclusion: Simulation educators should apply best practice that enhance teaching efficiency and flow through well-organized simulation designs, nursing students can attain satisfaction and self-confidence through simulation-based education.
Purpose: This study aims to understand and describe in-depth the meaning of evidence-based simulation training education experience of nursing students. Method: This is a qualitative study employing a phenomenological approach. Data were collected from eight seniors in Changshin university in Changwon, from November to December, 2019. The analysis was based on the method proposed by Giorgi. Results: A total of 4 components and 12 sub-components were derived from the analysis. The evidence-based simulation training education experience of nursing students was found to be “burdening Because of the new teaching method,” “immersive,” “an experience of a new field of learning,” and “improving the nursing capacity.” Conclusion: Conclusion: Although the simulation training education burdened participants because of new teaching methods, it is expected to contribute to overcoming the limitations of educational effects in clinical practice and enhance practical clinical performance. Evidence-based simulation training education provides an opportunity to decide rationally by considering the best scientific evidence, clinical expertise, patient values and preferences, and available resources. In the furture, improvement in evidencebased nursing practice is expected.
Purpose: This study was conducted to provide simulation training on evidence-based practical training and to examine its effects. Method: Data were collected from 83 students at C University, between October 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018. This training was conducted over a 5-week period. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, the Friedman test, the Wilcoxon signedrank test, and Repeated Measure ANOVA, all after the normality test. Results: There was a significant difference between the two groups in evidence-based practice beliefs, competence, nursing profession perspective, critical thinking tendencies, and problem-solving ability (p<.001). More specifically, there was a greater improvement in evidence-based practice knowledge, critical thinking tendency, and problem-solving ability than in the existing simulation exercise. Conclusion: Being effective in enhancing the ability to provide evidence-based practice beliefs, competencies, nursing profession perspectives, and, especially in evidence-based practice knowledge, critical thinking tendencies, and problem-solving skills, it is necessary to link evidence-based education and existing simulation training.