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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304291
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
From Simulation to Practice: Preparing Students for Real World Nursing
Author(s):
Cummings, Cynthia
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Rho
Author Details:
Cynthia Cummings, EdD, RN, cynthia.cummings@unf.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013

Purpose

This presentation will cover the results of a yearlong study on the preparation of senior nursing students through simulation activities. The goal of the research was to explore perceived gaps in nursing students' proficiency and practice readiness between their educational environment and hospital practice. The study began with research into possible deficit clinical areas. From faculty observation of simulation experiences, problem areas were identified, such as inter-professional communication, priority setting and basic understanding of medication side effects and implications. Because of these findings, the adult health faculty determined that our students may be lacking some critical performance skills. We felt that by surveying nursing educators in our area, we could get a better understanding of the community's perception of new graduates and what practice ready competencies they may be missing.

Methods & Findings

Hospital nursing education coordinators in the greater Jacksonville, Florida area were surveyed and group meetings conducted, in an effort to understand what areas of nursing practice proficiency are perceived to be lacking in new graduates.' The survey consisted of 5 questions involving the ranking of various scenarios, skills and preparation areas. Based on the data obtained, the research team developed and modified core simulation scenarios to enhance student learning in those skill areas identified as needed by the healthcare facilities. The participants ranked 11 scenarios as having the highest clinical importance; they ranged from code blue to postop patients. In addition, they ranked clinical skills and behaviors, such as high risk medication administration through documentation. Information on equipment-specific proficiency of new nursing graduates was obtained, as well as student satisfaction and self-confidence in learning scores.' The data obtained is crucial in the development of proficient graduates and also provides needed collaboration with the institutional nursing educators in our area.

Keywords:
clinical skills; simulation; practice readiness
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleFrom Simulation to Practice: Preparing Students for Real World Nursingen
dc.contributor.authorCummings, Cynthiaen
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Rhoen
dc.author.detailsCynthia Cummings, EdD, RN, cynthia.cummings@unf.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304291-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013</p><b>Purpose</b><p>This presentation will cover the results of a yearlong study on the preparation of senior nursing students through simulation activities. The goal of the research was to explore perceived gaps in nursing students' proficiency and practice readiness between their educational environment and hospital practice. The study began with research into possible deficit clinical areas. From faculty observation of simulation experiences, problem areas were identified, such as inter-professional communication, priority setting and basic understanding of medication side effects and implications. Because of these findings, the adult health faculty determined that our students may be lacking some critical performance skills. We felt that by surveying nursing educators in our area, we could get a better understanding of the community's perception of new graduates and what practice ready competencies they may be missing. <p><b>Methods & Findings</b><p>Hospital nursing education coordinators in the greater Jacksonville, Florida area were surveyed and group meetings conducted, in an effort to understand what areas of nursing practice proficiency are perceived to be lacking in new graduates.' The survey consisted of 5 questions involving the ranking of various scenarios, skills and preparation areas. Based on the data obtained, the research team developed and modified core simulation scenarios to enhance student learning in those skill areas identified as needed by the healthcare facilities. The participants ranked 11 scenarios as having the highest clinical importance; they ranged from code blue to postop patients. In addition, they ranked clinical skills and behaviors, such as high risk medication administration through documentation. Information on equipment-specific proficiency of new nursing graduates was obtained, as well as student satisfaction and self-confidence in learning scores.' The data obtained is crucial in the development of proficient graduates and also provides needed collaboration with the institutional nursing educators in our area.en
dc.subjectclinical skillsen
dc.subjectsimulationen
dc.subjectpractice readinessen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:32:57Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:32:57Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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