Utilizing Simulation in Nursing Education to Develop Confidence and Diminish Anxiety in Clinical Practice

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602399
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Utilizing Simulation in Nursing Education to Develop Confidence and Diminish Anxiety in Clinical Practice
Author(s):
Martin, Dana R.; Furr, Susan; Bramlett, Martha Hains; Cozort, Rachel W.; Furr, Susan; Bramlett, Martha Hains; Cozort, Rachel W.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Gamma Iota
Author Details:
Dana R. Martin, RN, Dana.Martin@pfeiffer.edu; Susan Furr, RN; Martha Hains Bramlett, RN; Rachel W. Cozort, RN CNE
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015 and Sunday, November 8, 2015: Abstract Utilizing Simulation in Nursing Education to Develop Confidence and Diminish Anxiety in Clinical Practice      The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of simulation-based learning experiences on nursing students’ confidence levels and anxiety levels in clinical practice settings.  This study enhanced nursing educational outcomes through the transformative educational intervention of simulation.  The convenience sample consisted of 19 nursing students enrolled in a baccalaureate program at a small, rural university in the southern region of the United States.  This study explores the influence of simulation on confidence levels in the nursing students’ junior year and anxiety levels in their senior year of a nursing program.  It is hypothesized that the use of simulation will increase confidence and decrease anxiety as a student progresses through their educational trajectory.  Confidence levels in the junior nursing students were measured by the Confidence Scale and the National League for Nursing (NLN) Student Satisfaction and Self-Confidence in Learning instrument.  The simulation for the junior nursing students mimicked a typical day in the clinical setting of the students’ first semester in the nursing program.  The Confidence Scale was administered before and after the simulation experience. The NLN Student Satisfaction and Self-Confidence in Learning instrument was also administered after the simulation experience to provide additional information regarding the students’ confidence.  Studies indicate that nursing students, as well as practicing nurses, experience high levels of anxiety while working with clients diagnosed with mental illness. Therefore, subscales of the Mental Health Nursing Survey Part 1 (MHN-1) and the Mental Health Nursing Survey Part 2 (MHN-2) were utilized to measure the senior nursing students’ anxiety levels before and after a four-hour simulation-based learning experience that introduced them to mental health scenarios and symptoms of mental health illnesses.  Findings from this study underscore the utility of simulation as a means to impact students’ confidence and anxiety as they approach new and different clinical settings; thereby, enhancing their learning experience.
Keywords:
simulation; confidence; anxiety
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15EB1.11
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleUtilizing Simulation in Nursing Education to Develop Confidence and Diminish Anxiety in Clinical Practiceen
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Dana R.en
dc.contributor.authorFurr, Susanen
dc.contributor.authorBramlett, Martha Hainsen
dc.contributor.authorCozort, Rachel W.en
dc.contributor.authorFurr, Susanen
dc.contributor.authorBramlett, Martha Hainsen
dc.contributor.authorCozort, Rachel W.en
dc.contributor.departmentGamma Iotaen
dc.author.detailsDana R. Martin, RN, Dana.Martin@pfeiffer.edu; Susan Furr, RN; Martha Hains Bramlett, RN; Rachel W. Cozort, RN CNEen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602399en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015 and Sunday, November 8, 2015: Abstract Utilizing Simulation in Nursing Education to Develop Confidence and Diminish Anxiety in Clinical Practice      The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of simulation-based learning experiences on nursing students’ confidence levels and anxiety levels in clinical practice settings.  This study enhanced nursing educational outcomes through the transformative educational intervention of simulation.  The convenience sample consisted of 19 nursing students enrolled in a baccalaureate program at a small, rural university in the southern region of the United States.  This study explores the influence of simulation on confidence levels in the nursing students’ junior year and anxiety levels in their senior year of a nursing program.  It is hypothesized that the use of simulation will increase confidence and decrease anxiety as a student progresses through their educational trajectory.  Confidence levels in the junior nursing students were measured by the Confidence Scale and the National League for Nursing (NLN) Student Satisfaction and Self-Confidence in Learning instrument.  The simulation for the junior nursing students mimicked a typical day in the clinical setting of the students’ first semester in the nursing program.  The Confidence Scale was administered before and after the simulation experience. The NLN Student Satisfaction and Self-Confidence in Learning instrument was also administered after the simulation experience to provide additional information regarding the students’ confidence.  Studies indicate that nursing students, as well as practicing nurses, experience high levels of anxiety while working with clients diagnosed with mental illness. Therefore, subscales of the Mental Health Nursing Survey Part 1 (MHN-1) and the Mental Health Nursing Survey Part 2 (MHN-2) were utilized to measure the senior nursing students’ anxiety levels before and after a four-hour simulation-based learning experience that introduced them to mental health scenarios and symptoms of mental health illnesses.  Findings from this study underscore the utility of simulation as a means to impact students’ confidence and anxiety as they approach new and different clinical settings; thereby, enhancing their learning experience.en
dc.subjectsimulationen
dc.subjectconfidenceen
dc.subjectanxietyen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:27:57Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:27:57Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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