Title

Can nursing students' confidence levels increase with repeated simulation activities?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2016

Subject Area

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Abstract

In 2014, nursing faculty conducted a study with undergraduate nursing students on their satisfaction, confidence, and educational practice levels, as it related to simulation activities throughout the curriculum. The study was a voluntary survey conducted on junior and senior year nursing students. It consisted of 30 items based on the Student Satisfaction and Self-Confidence in Learning and the Educational Practices Questionnaire (Jeffries, 2012). Mean averages were obtained for each of the 30 items from both groups and were compared using T scores for unpaired means. The results showed that 8 of the items had a 95% confidence level and when combined the items were significant for p <. .001. The items identified were those related to self-confidence and active learning. Based on these findings, it can be assumed that repeated simulation experiences can lead to an increase in student confidence and active learning.

Publication Title

Nurse Education Today

Volume

36

First Page

419

Last Page

421

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1016/j.nedt.2015.11.004

PubMed ID

26599594

ISSN

02606917

E-ISSN

15322793

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