human patient simulator, patient simulator, nursing education, student perceptions, simulation education, student satisfaction
Background: Some nursing schools use patient simulators to simulate patient scenarios.
Methods: Nursing students participated in five sessions using a patient simulator and then completed a questionnaire related to their experiences.
Results: Participants felt the experiences recreated real-life situations, tested their clinical decision-making, prepared them for the “real-life” clinical setting, and increased their confidence when in the clinical setting.
Conclusions: Patient simulator experiences enhance learning. Further research regarding student perceptions and instrument validation would contribute to an increased understanding of the use of patient simulators in nursing education.
Original Publication Citation
Abdo, A. & Ravert, P. (2006). Student satisfaction with simulation experiences. Clinical Simulation in Nursing. 2(1), e13-e16.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Abdo, Angeline and Ravert, Patricia K., "Student Satisfaction with Simulation Experiences" (2009). Faculty Publications. 5270.
Clinical Simulation in Nursing
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