The Effectiveness of Simulation in an Undergraduate Nursing Pharmacology Course

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/307899
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Effectiveness of Simulation in an Undergraduate Nursing Pharmacology Course
Author(s):
Tinnon, Elizabeth A.; Elliott, Rowena W.; Newton, Rebecca H.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Gamma Lambda
Author Details:
Elizabeth A. Tinnon, RN, PhD, CNE, Elizabeth.Tinnon@usm.edu; Rowena W. Elliott, PhD, RN, CNN, BC, CNE, FAAN; Rebecca H. Newton, RN, D.N.P., CHSE
Abstract:

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

The Effectiveness of Simulation in an Undergraduate Nursing Pharmacology Course

                The purpose of this study is to ascertain if simulation is as effective in teaching pharmacological concepts as the didactic method. Most simulation studies measure student’s perceptions of the experience but do not measure the effectiveness of simulation. This study will measure student satisfaction, self–confidence in learning, and effectiveness of simulation in teaching pharmacological concepts.

The sample will consist of second semester baccalaureate nursing students enrolled in an undergraduate nursing pharmacology course. There are two pharmacology sections; within each section students will be randomly assigned to a simulation group or a didactic group.

The students will participate in the simulation scenario focused on care of the patient receiving anticoagulant therapy on an assigned date and time. The didactic group will receive didactic instruction on the same pharmacological concept but will not participate in the simulation exercise.

 Following the simulation experience, students will complete the “Student Satisfaction and Self-Confidence in Learning” survey instrument (NLN, 2005). The survey is a 13-item Likert Scale with established reliability. It is designed to measure student satisfaction with simulation activities and self-confidence in learning.

In order to determine the level of comprehension/ effectiveness of simulation, all students will be administered a unit test with specific questions related to the care of the patient receiving anticoagulant therapy. Test items will be standardized across the two pharmacology courses by using the Test Gen test bank associated with the current text.

Upon completion of data collection, student satisfaction, self-confidence in learning, and level of comprehension will be measured and analyzed using a variety of statistical analysis.

Keywords:
Pharmacology; Nursing; Simulation
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.titleThe Effectiveness of Simulation in an Undergraduate Nursing Pharmacology Courseen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTinnon, Elizabeth A.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorElliott, Rowena W.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorNewton, Rebecca H.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentGamma Lambdaen_GB
dc.author.detailsElizabeth A. Tinnon, RN, PhD, CNE, Elizabeth.Tinnon@usm.edu; Rowena W. Elliott, PhD, RN, CNN, BC, CNE, FAAN; Rebecca H. Newton, RN, D.N.P., CHSEen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/307899-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p>The Effectiveness of Simulation in an Undergraduate Nursing Pharmacology Course <p>                The purpose of this study is to ascertain if simulation is as effective in teaching pharmacological concepts as the didactic method. Most simulation studies measure student’s perceptions of the experience but do not measure the effectiveness of simulation. This study will measure student satisfaction, self–confidence in learning, and effectiveness of simulation in teaching pharmacological concepts. <p>The sample will consist of second semester baccalaureate nursing students enrolled in an undergraduate nursing pharmacology course. There are two pharmacology sections; within each section students will be randomly assigned to a simulation group or a didactic group. <p>The students will participate in the simulation scenario focused on care of the patient receiving anticoagulant therapy on an assigned date and time. The didactic group will receive didactic instruction on the same pharmacological concept but will not participate in the simulation exercise. <p> Following the simulation experience, students will complete the “Student Satisfaction and Self-Confidence in Learning” survey instrument (NLN, 2005). The survey is a 13-item Likert Scale with established reliability. It is designed to measure student satisfaction with simulation activities and self-confidence in learning. <p>In order to determine the level of comprehension/ effectiveness of simulation, all students will be administered a unit test with specific questions related to the care of the patient receiving anticoagulant therapy. Test items will be standardized across the two pharmacology courses by using the Test Gen test bank associated with the current text. <p>Upon completion of data collection, student satisfaction, self-confidence in learning, and level of comprehension will be measured and analyzed using a variety of statistical analysis.en_GB
dc.subjectPharmacologyen_GB
dc.subjectNursingen_GB
dc.subjectSimulationen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:23:51Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:23:51Z-
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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