Kable, AK, Levett-Jones, TL, Arthur, C, Reid-Searl, K, Humphreys, M, Morris, S, Walsh, P and Witton, NJ (2018) A cross-national study to objectively evaluate the quality of diverse simulation approaches for undergraduate nursing students. Nurse Education in Practice, 28. pp. 248-256. ISSN 1471-5953

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Abstract The aim of this paper is to report the results of a cross-national study that evaluated a range of simulation sessions using an observation schedule developed from evidence-based quality indicators. Observational data were collected from 17 simulation sessions conducted for undergraduate nursing students at three universities in Australia and the United Kingdom. The observation schedule contained 27 questions that rated simulation quality. Data were collected by direct observation and from video recordings of the simulation sessions. Results indicated that the highest quality scores were for provision of learning objectives prior to the simulation session (90%) and debriefing (72%). Student preparatiosn and orientation (67%) and perceived realism and fidelity (67%) were scored lower than other components of the simulation sessions. This observational study proved to be an effective strategy to identify areas of strength and those needing further development to improve simulation sessions.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the accepted author manuscript (AAM). The final published version (version of record) is available online via Elsevier at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2017.10.010 - please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Simulation, Observational evaluation, Quality indicators, Nursing students
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2017 15:32
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2018 01:30
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/4100

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