The Effect of the Learning Environment on the Acquisition of Psychomotor Skills

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152440
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Effect of the Learning Environment on the Acquisition of Psychomotor Skills
Abstract:
The Effect of the Learning Environment on the Acquisition of Psychomotor Skills
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Cooper, Janet, MSN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Mississippi
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:LaVerne Grant, PhD, RN
Acquisition of clinical skills is an essential part of nursing education. It is also essential that students be highly prepared to enter patient care settings. This is traditionally the goal of nursing lab experiences. However, despite efforts to provide a realistic, safe, non-threatening, experiential environment in the college lab, students can still experience difficulties transitioning from practice to real settings. This is the report of a pilot study using a nonequivalent control group with a posttest-only design to determine the effect of the learning environment on the acquisition of psychomotor skills in second semester nursing students. The hypotheses of the study were: 1. Students practicing in the closed hospital environment will report higher satisfaction levels with psychomotor skill acquisition than students in the school of nursing college lab. 2. Students practicing in the closed hospital environment will report higher confidence levels with psychomotor skill acquisition than students in the school of nursing college lab. 3. More students practicing in the closed hospital environment will perform the designated skills at a satisfactory level than students in the school of nursing college lab. 4. More students practicing in the closed hospital environment will score higher on the scheduled written examination  than students in the school of nursing college lab Participants were divided into two groups. Half of the students were assigned to the hospital unit for skills? practice and check-offs on designated skills. Half of the students were assigned to the nursing college lab. Following learning experiences, participants self-reported satisfaction / confidence levels. Skills performance levels were determined by faculty observation using predetermined checklists. Scores on scheduled written examinations determined academic performance. Aggregate data is reported using mean scores and t-tests.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Effect of the Learning Environment on the Acquisition of Psychomotor Skillsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152440-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Effect of the Learning Environment on the Acquisition of Psychomotor Skills</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Cooper, Janet, MSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Mississippi</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jcooper@son.umsmed.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">LaVerne Grant, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Acquisition of clinical skills is an essential part of nursing education. It is also essential that students be highly prepared to enter patient care settings. This is traditionally the goal of nursing lab experiences. However, despite efforts to provide a realistic, safe, non-threatening, experiential environment in the college lab, students can still experience difficulties transitioning from practice to real settings. This is the report of a pilot study using a nonequivalent control group with a posttest-only design to determine the effect of the learning environment on the acquisition of psychomotor skills in second semester nursing students. The hypotheses of the study were: 1. Students practicing in the closed hospital environment will report higher satisfaction levels with psychomotor skill acquisition than students in the school of nursing college lab. 2. Students practicing in the closed hospital environment will report higher confidence levels with psychomotor skill acquisition than students in the school of nursing college lab. 3. More students practicing in the closed hospital environment will perform the designated skills at a satisfactory level than students in the school of nursing college lab. 4. More students practicing in the closed hospital environment will score higher on the scheduled written examination&nbsp; than students in the school of nursing college lab Participants were divided into two groups. Half of the students were assigned to the hospital unit for skills? practice and check-offs on designated skills. Half of the students were assigned to the nursing college lab. Following learning experiences, participants self-reported satisfaction / confidence levels. Skills performance levels were determined by faculty observation using predetermined checklists. Scores on scheduled written examinations determined academic performance. Aggregate data is reported using mean scores and t-tests.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:36:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:36:24Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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