Methods of Evaluating Simulation Experiences in Nursing Programs: An Integrative Review

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/346805
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Article
Level of Evidence:
Literature Review
Research Approach:
Mixed/Multi Method Research
Title:
Methods of Evaluating Simulation Experiences in Nursing Programs: An Integrative Review
Author(s):
Paik Page, Michelle
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Rho Phi
Author Details:
Michelle Paik Page MS RN, mpage@worcester.edu
Abstract:

Evaluation of simulation activities in nursing programs is a continuing process and different methods have been applied in order to capture the effectiveness. Most of these methods are subjective in nature and incorporate rubrics and qualitative feedback data of both students and faculty. As simulation becomes a more utilized teaching method in nursing programs, evaluation tools will be necessary to measure outcomes and success of the simulation implementation. The varying methods currently used are not standardized and inter-rater reliability comes into question when using these tools for evaluation of students in the simulation setting. Tools must be refined and work must be done to standardize these in order for educators to quantify the impact on student learning. The aim of this review was to synthesize the varying techniques and rubrics identified in the literature used to measure simulation experiences and discuss its impact on future development of a more standardized tool. Twelve articles were reviewed that identified rubrics to measure and evaluate outcomes and perceptions of simulation experiences. Analysis of the results revealed that there is no universal standardized tool used to measure simulation in nursing programs. Evaluation rubrics do not have inter-rater reliability across educator users and programs. Although the literature suggests a strong positive correlation between the ability of simulation to produce effective learning, the measurement of the significant impact of that learning cannot be quantified. Although a quantitative tool for measurement of simulation does not exist it seems that the current rubrics being used in the simulation arena are becoming more comprehensive and present similar determinants that measure these experiences more effectively. Comparative and longitudinal studies will be needed with the current and developing rubrics across varying curricula and simulation programs to produce a reliable and valid tool to measure the effect of simulation. Simulation standardization may first have to be achieved prior to a standardized tool to measure it.

Keywords:
Nursing Education; Simulation; Evaluation; Methods; Evaluating; Experiences; Nursing; Nursing Program; Integrative Review; Tools
MeSH:
Education, Nursing--methods
CINAHL Headings:
Simulations
Repository Posting Date:
17-Mar-2015
Date of Publication:
17-Mar-2015
Citation:
Paik Page, M. (2014, March 17). Methods of evaluating simulation experiences in nursing programs: An integrative review. Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository. Retrieved from http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/346805
Description:
Simulation Evaluation Tools. Integrative Review. Simulation in Nursing. Methods to Evaluate Simulation in Nursing.
Note:
This work has been approved through a peer-review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.evidence.levelLiterature Reviewen
dc.research.approachMixed/Multi Method Researchen
dc.titleMethods of Evaluating Simulation Experiences in Nursing Programs: An Integrative Reviewen_US
dc.contributor.authorPaik Page, Michelleen
dc.contributor.departmentRho Phien
dc.author.detailsMichelle Paik Page MS RN, mpage@worcester.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/346805en
dc.description.abstract<p>Evaluation of simulation activities in nursing programs is a continuing process and different methods have been applied in order to capture the effectiveness. Most of these methods are subjective in nature and incorporate rubrics and qualitative feedback data of both students and faculty. As simulation becomes a more utilized teaching method in nursing programs, evaluation tools will be necessary to measure outcomes and success of the simulation implementation. The varying methods currently used are not standardized and inter-rater reliability comes into question when using these tools for evaluation of students in the simulation setting. Tools must be refined and work must be done to standardize these in order for educators to quantify the impact on student learning. The aim of this review was to synthesize the varying techniques and rubrics identified in the literature used to measure simulation experiences and discuss its impact on future development of a more standardized tool. Twelve articles were reviewed that identified rubrics to measure and evaluate outcomes and perceptions of simulation experiences. Analysis of the results revealed that there is no universal standardized tool used to measure simulation in nursing programs. Evaluation rubrics do not have inter-rater reliability across educator users and programs. Although the literature suggests a strong positive correlation between the ability of simulation to produce effective learning, the measurement of the significant impact of that learning cannot be quantified. Although a quantitative tool for measurement of simulation does not exist it seems that the current rubrics being used in the simulation arena are becoming more comprehensive and present similar determinants that measure these experiences more effectively. Comparative and longitudinal studies will be needed with the current and developing rubrics across varying curricula and simulation programs to produce a reliable and valid tool to measure the effect of simulation. Simulation standardization may first have to be achieved prior to a standardized tool to measure it.</p>en_GB
dc.subjectNursing Educationen_GB
dc.subjectSimulationen_GB
dc.subjectEvaluationen_GB
dc.subjectMethodsen_GB
dc.subjectEvaluatingen_GB
dc.subjectExperiencesen_GB
dc.subjectNursingen_GB
dc.subjectNursing Programen_GB
dc.subjectIntegrative Reviewen_GB
dc.subjectToolsen_GB
dc.subject.meshEducation, Nursing--methodsen_US
dc.subject.cinahlSimulationsen
dc.date.available2015-03-17T21:02:45Zen
dc.date.issued2015-03-17en
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-17T21:02:45Zen
dc.identifier.citationPaik Page, M. (2014, March 17). Methods of evaluating simulation experiences in nursing programs: An integrative review. Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository. Retrieved from http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/346805en_US
dc.identifier.citationPaik Page, M. (2014, March 17). Methods of evaluating simulation experiences in nursing programs: An integrative review. Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository. Retrieved from http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/346805en_US
dc.descriptionSimulation Evaluation Tools. Integrative Review. Simulation in Nursing. Methods to Evaluate Simulation in Nursing.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis work has been approved through a peer-review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.en
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