Improving Student Learning Outcomes by Utilizing an End-of-Life Nursing Simulation Scenario

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602807
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Improving Student Learning Outcomes by Utilizing an End-of-Life Nursing Simulation Scenario
Author(s):
Murch, Carol B.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Delta Epsilon
Author Details:
Carol B. Murch, RN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CHPN, CNE, cmurch@murraystate.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015 and Sunday, November 8, 2015: Purpose of Capstone Project: To determine whether participation in a newly developed End of Life Nursing Simulation Scenario significantly improves student learning outcomes for providing palliative nursing care. Clinical Question: In students who are completing an Associate Degree Nursing Program, how does providing education through an End of Life Nursing Simulation Scenario compared to two clock hours of theory education increase knowledge and competency in providing care to patients who are dying? Significance to Nursing Profession: A nursing student must gain the knowledge and competency level that is vital in providing palliative care measures for patients who are near death, yet faculty are faced with limited allocation of theory hours and clinical focus to assist in student success. By participating in an innovative End of Life Nursing Simulation Scenario, students may achieve learning outcomes by demonstrating increased knowledge and understanding of how to provide quality palliative nursing care to his or her patient population. Statistical Methods: A quasi-experimental, pre-test, post-test design was utilized to evaluate the effectiveness of the simulation scenario. While building upon the knowledge gained through two theory hours of lecture on end of life care, each student voluntarily participated in a two hour clinical simulation held in a college nursing lab located in western Kentucky. All students completed a post-survey evaluation of the teaching strategy. Study Results: The quantitative study results indicated significantly higher post-test scores when compared to the pre-test (p = 0.0001982). The qualitative findings from the post-survey showed all students strongly agreed or agreed that the End of Life Nursing Simulation Scenario was effective. The conceptual framework, intervention objectives, effects of the intervention, and study methods are reported. According to the test comparison, survey results, and participant comments, the innovative teaching approach of utilizing an End of Life Nursing Simulation Scenario to improve learning outcomes was beneficial and valid in achieving the student’s success in learning how to provide quality nursing care to a dying patient.
Keywords:
End-of-life; Innovative; Education
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15RS1.66
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.titleImproving Student Learning Outcomes by Utilizing an End-of-Life Nursing Simulation Scenarioen
dc.contributor.authorMurch, Carol B.en
dc.contributor.departmentDelta Epsilonen
dc.author.detailsCarol B. Murch, RN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CHPN, CNE, cmurch@murraystate.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602807en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015 and Sunday, November 8, 2015: Purpose of Capstone Project: To determine whether participation in a newly developed End of Life Nursing Simulation Scenario significantly improves student learning outcomes for providing palliative nursing care. Clinical Question: In students who are completing an Associate Degree Nursing Program, how does providing education through an End of Life Nursing Simulation Scenario compared to two clock hours of theory education increase knowledge and competency in providing care to patients who are dying? Significance to Nursing Profession: A nursing student must gain the knowledge and competency level that is vital in providing palliative care measures for patients who are near death, yet faculty are faced with limited allocation of theory hours and clinical focus to assist in student success. By participating in an innovative End of Life Nursing Simulation Scenario, students may achieve learning outcomes by demonstrating increased knowledge and understanding of how to provide quality palliative nursing care to his or her patient population. Statistical Methods: A quasi-experimental, pre-test, post-test design was utilized to evaluate the effectiveness of the simulation scenario. While building upon the knowledge gained through two theory hours of lecture on end of life care, each student voluntarily participated in a two hour clinical simulation held in a college nursing lab located in western Kentucky. All students completed a post-survey evaluation of the teaching strategy. Study Results: The quantitative study results indicated significantly higher post-test scores when compared to the pre-test (p = 0.0001982). The qualitative findings from the post-survey showed all students strongly agreed or agreed that the End of Life Nursing Simulation Scenario was effective. The conceptual framework, intervention objectives, effects of the intervention, and study methods are reported. According to the test comparison, survey results, and participant comments, the innovative teaching approach of utilizing an End of Life Nursing Simulation Scenario to improve learning outcomes was beneficial and valid in achieving the student’s success in learning how to provide quality nursing care to a dying patient.en
dc.subjectEnd-of-lifeen
dc.subjectInnovativeen
dc.subjectEducationen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:37:09Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:37:09Zen
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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