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National Council of State Boards of Nursing Simulation Study


Title National Council of State Boards of Nursing Simulation Study
Principal Investigators
Henry Henao, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC
Henry Henao
Co-Investigators Helen Cornely, EdD
Abstract

Summary

The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of simulated clinical experiences when integrated throughout the prelicensure nursing curriculum and substituted for clinical hours. This study will be using evidence-based practices to conduct the simulation experiences, debriefing sessions and evaluation of student performance. Students in the study will be randomized to three groups of simulation experiences as a replacement for time in traditional clinical settings and will remain in this group for the duration of their clinical courses. Students will be evaluated on clinical competency and nursing knowledge. The new nurse graduates will continue to be followed into their first year of practice. Extensive faculty training will occur prior to beginning the study. Descriptions of the techniques and standards utilized in this study will be shared with the academic community for application and implementation in nursing education programs and simulation centers.

Purposeand Research Questions

The purpose of the multi-site study is to determine if there are differences in clinical competency among graduating nursing students with 50%, 25% or up to 10% of traditional clinical hours substituted with simulation experiences.

Research questions

  1. Are there differences in clinical competency among graduating nursing students in the three study groups?
  2. Are there differences in nursing knowledge among graduating nursing students in the three study groups?
  3. Are their perceived differences in how well learning needs are met in the clinical and simulation environments among the three study groups?
  4. Are there differences in clinical competency among the three study groups in each of the core clinical courses?