Promoting Knowledge and Collaboration Through the Use of Simulation in Nursing Education Research

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155526
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Presentation
Title:
Promoting Knowledge and Collaboration Through the Use of Simulation in Nursing Education Research
Abstract:
Promoting Knowledge and Collaboration Through the Use of Simulation in Nursing Education Research
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Childress, Reba Moyer, MSN, FNP
P.I. Institution Name:University of Virginia School of Nursing
Title:Assistant Professor
Purpose: This educational endeavor is part of a three-year, multi-site research grant supported by National League for Nursing & Laerdal Corporation.  This pilot study was implemented to test simulation design characteristics and educational practices embedded in the National Simulation Model (NSM) that was developed for the national simulation study.  The NSM is an eclectic theoretical framework based on three learning theories: Constructivist, Learner-Centered, and Socio-Cultural Learning.  The participants completed various educational and simulation design tools to measure the validity and reliability for the use of the model in the national simulation research project.  Methods:  A convenience sample, 64 nursing and 12 medical students, took part in the ?Mock Code? segment of the nursing school course, and voluntarily completed study instruments.  Results:  Factor analyses with varimax rotation were performed using the items from the Educational Practices and Simulation Design scales, and Cronbach?s alpha was used to measure reliability of the instruments.  The Educational Practices Instrument (18 items) yielded a Cronbach alpha of .92 at the UVa site (Overall Cronbach's alpha = .92), and the Simulation Design Instruments (22 items) yielded a Chronbach's alpha of .92 (Overall Chronbach's alpha = .95).  From the UVa data results, important simulation design features to include in an "ideal" simulation included provision of information or objectives and provision of feedback and cues.  Three educational practices embedded in the UVa simulation included collaboration, feedback, and teacher interaction.  Regarding best practices, the UVa simulation yielded collaboration and feedback/debriefing as most important to the students.  Implications:  The variables collaboration, feedback, debriefing, cues, and teacher/student interaction were noted as important to the participants, support inclusion in the proposed Simulation Model, and facilitates students' learning.  Providing adequate time for the actual simulation and for debriefing are important when developing a simulation project for education.
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.titlePromoting Knowledge and Collaboration Through the Use of Simulation in Nursing Education Researchen_GB
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dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Promoting Knowledge and Collaboration Through the Use of Simulation in Nursing Education Research</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">Childress, Reba Moyer, MSN, FNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Virginia School of Nursing</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">reba@virginia.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: This educational endeavor is part of a three-year, multi-site research grant supported by National League for Nursing &amp; Laerdal Corporation.&nbsp; This pilot study was implemented to test simulation design characteristics and educational practices embedded in the National Simulation Model (NSM) that was developed for the national simulation study.&nbsp; The NSM is an eclectic theoretical framework based on three learning theories: Constructivist, Learner-Centered, and Socio-Cultural Learning.&nbsp; The participants completed various educational and simulation design tools to measure the validity and reliability for the use of the model in the national simulation research project.&nbsp; Methods:&nbsp; A convenience sample, 64 nursing and 12 medical students, took part in the ?Mock Code? segment of the nursing school course, and voluntarily completed study instruments.&nbsp; Results:&nbsp; Factor analyses with varimax rotation were performed using the items from the Educational Practices and Simulation Design scales, and Cronbach?s alpha was used to measure reliability of the instruments.&nbsp; The Educational Practices Instrument (18 items) yielded a Cronbach alpha of .92 at the UVa site (Overall Cronbach's alpha = .92), and the Simulation Design Instruments (22 items) yielded a Chronbach's alpha of .92 (Overall Chronbach's alpha = .95).&nbsp; From the UVa data results, important simulation design features to include in an &quot;ideal&quot; simulation included provision of information or objectives and provision of feedback and cues.&nbsp; Three educational practices embedded in the UVa simulation included collaboration, feedback, and teacher interaction.&nbsp; Regarding best practices, the UVa simulation yielded collaboration and feedback/debriefing as most important to the students.&nbsp; Implications:&nbsp; The variables collaboration, feedback, debriefing, cues, and teacher/student interaction were noted as important to the participants, support inclusion in the proposed Simulation Model, and facilitates students' learning.&nbsp; Providing adequate time for the actual simulation and for debriefing are important when developing a simulation project for education.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:55:31Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:55:31Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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