Exploring the effects of clinical simulation on nursing students’ learning and practice

Inglis, Scott and Nelson, Louise (2020) Exploring the effects of clinical simulation on nursing students’ learning and practice. Mental Health Practice .

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In simulation-based learning, nursing or medical students are exposed to hypothetical scenarios that mimic the realities of clinical practice. This provides them with an opportunity to practise and reflect on clinical skills in a safe environment. This article details a small-scale evaluation that was undertaken to explore two nursing students’ perspectives on clinical simulation. The aim of this evaluation was to identify what these students learned from clinical simulation and the effects it had on their practice. It also aimed to inform the programme’s academic revalidation and therefore improve the university’s offering. Taking part in simulation before undertaking their first clinical placement increased the students’ confidence and it improved their fundamental nursing, communication, psychomotor and reflective skills.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Mental Health Practice
Publisher: RCN Publishing (RCNi)
ISSN: 2047-895X
Departments: Pre June 2020 Academic Departments and Services > Academic Departments > Medical & Sport Sciences (MSS) > Health and Medical Sciences
Depositing User: Christian Stretton
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2020 13:32
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2020 13:38
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/5613


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