Using a multi-faceted simulation experience to prepare graduate nurses for primary care practice

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/307890
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Using a multi-faceted simulation experience to prepare graduate nurses for primary care practice
Author(s):
Ainslie, Marcy; Feeney, Susan; Carbonneau, William; Murphy, Susan
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Marcy Ainslie, BA, BS, MS, APRN, mainslie@rivier.edu; Susan Feeney, BS, MS, APRN; William Carbonneau, BS, MS, DNP, APRN; Susan Murphy, BS, MS, Ph.D, APRN
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The demand for advanced practice, graduate level nursing is growing worldwide.  The environment in which these graduate level nurses will engage is growing more complex.  Preparing students for such complexities, including ethnic diversity, increased comorbidities, and access to care, has to be a part of the educational process. Simulation presents close to real life scenarios in a standardized, safe, controlled setting that demands application of student clinical reasoning.  It is a low risk environment in which to prepare advanced practice nursing students for the awaiting work place.

       While simulation is rapidly becoming a standard instructional methodology in undergraduate nursing or basic nursing, there has been little exploration on using simulation in the education of the advanced practice primary care practitioner or graduate level nurse.  In effort to address three common challenges faced by graduate nursing faculty: early identification of students in need of extra support in learning, difficulty finding appropriate clinical placement sites, and standardizing the clinical educational experience, we piloted a comprehensive simulation experience for novice family nurse practitioner students.  Using standardized patients, high fidelity manikins, and simulation software programs, students completed a faculty supervised simulation experience to establish foundational clinical skills and knowledge and to qualify for progression into clinical placement.  Preceptors receiving these students in their following semester, students and faculty provided overwhelmingly positive feedback. Research to establish best practice standards for simulation in the education of advanced practice nurses is in process as a result of this pilot program.

       The simulation experience provided opportunity for students to apply the clinical guidelines and evidenced based practices delivered previously only in theory.  The case scenarios utilized can be tailored to represent the cultural beliefs and norms of the local environment.  This novel teaching modality will help to build our workforce of primary care practitioners.

Keywords:
simulation; graduate nursing; TYPE NEW KEYWORD HERE
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUsing a multi-faceted simulation experience to prepare graduate nurses for primary care practiceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAinslie, Marcyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFeeney, Susanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCarbonneau, Williamen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Susanen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsMarcy Ainslie, BA, BS, MS, APRN, mainslie@rivier.edu; Susan Feeney, BS, MS, APRN; William Carbonneau, BS, MS, DNP, APRN; Susan Murphy, BS, MS, Ph.D, APRNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/307890-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p>The demand for advanced practice, graduate level nursing is growing worldwide.  The environment in which these graduate level nurses will engage is growing more complex.  Preparing students for such complexities, including ethnic diversity, increased comorbidities, and access to care, has to be a part of the educational process. Simulation presents close to real life scenarios in a standardized, safe, controlled setting that demands application of student clinical reasoning.  It is a low risk environment in which to prepare advanced practice nursing students for the awaiting work place. <p class="APA">       While simulation is rapidly becoming a standard instructional methodology in undergraduate nursing or basic nursing, there has been little exploration on using simulation in the education of the advanced practice primary care practitioner or graduate level nurse.  In effort to address three common challenges faced by graduate nursing faculty: early identification of students in need of extra support in learning, difficulty finding appropriate clinical placement sites, and standardizing the clinical educational experience, we piloted a comprehensive simulation experience for novice family nurse practitioner students.  Using standardized patients, high fidelity manikins, and simulation software programs, students completed a faculty supervised simulation experience to establish foundational clinical skills and knowledge and to qualify for progression into clinical placement.  Preceptors receiving these students in their following semester, students and faculty provided overwhelmingly positive feedback. Research to establish best practice standards for simulation in the education of advanced practice nurses is in process as a result of this pilot program. <p class="APA">       The simulation experience provided opportunity for students to apply the clinical guidelines and evidenced based practices delivered previously only in theory.  The case scenarios utilized can be tailored to represent the cultural beliefs and norms of the local environment.  This novel teaching modality will help to build our workforce of primary care practitioners.en_GB
dc.subjectsimulationen_GB
dc.subjectgraduate nursingen_GB
dc.subjectTYPE NEW KEYWORD HEREen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:23:42Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:23:42Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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