Baccalaureate Student Perceptions of Integrating Simulation as a Teaching Strategy in an Acute and Critical Care Nursing Course

Jesus Jessie Casida, La Vonne Shpakoff

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Abstract

Background: This article describes the context and student perceptions of integrating simulation into the baccalaureate acute and critical care nursing course. Method: A total of 209 teaching evaluation tools completed by senior students from 2007 to 2010 were analyzed retrospectively. Results: The response agreement on specific items was high; in addition, the effectiveness of simulation as a teaching strategy was elaborated by three themes that emerged from students' comments: (a) More simulation experience is needed, (b) simulation should be introduced early in the program, and (c) simulation is a great way to learn. Conclusion: Simulation is an effective teaching strategy that can be successfully integrated throughout the baccalaureate nursing curriculum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e347-e352
JournalClinical Simulation in Nursing
Volume8
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Acute and critical care
  • Baccalaureate program
  • Nursing education
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Education
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)

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