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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/603829
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Virtual Clinical to Help With High Stakes Testing
Other Titles:
Real-World Teaching Through Simulation and Authentic Learning [Session]
Author(s):
Pobocik, Tamara J.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Gamma Delta
Author Details:
Tamara J. Pobocik
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, April 9, 2016: Purpose: Technology is in every aspect of students� lives today, this is no different in nursing education.� Nursing education must find ways to capture nursing students� interest and provide interactive learning opportunities.� When educators use virtual clinical experiences students are able to put theory content into real clinical patient scenarios.� This in turn provides students with a view of the whole patient rather than certain aspects of care being in isolation.� These virtual programs can be used in the classroom, nursing resource center, or as an assignment.� This quantitative research project used a retrospective design, and reviewed students Maternal/Child Specialty Health Education Systems Incorporated (HESI) scores.� One group of students used virtual clinical assignments and the other group did not use virtual assignments. �The scores of both groups were analyzed using SPSS.� Background: Nurse Educators must prepare nursing students to enter the profession with clinical competence to ensure patient safety. Baccalaureate nursing students used virtual clinical excursions as an educational learning activity. �Virtual clinical excursions were used in the Maternal/Child nursing courses and students were given assignments that corresponded with theory course content; the other class of students did not use the virtual environment. �Method: Students in the sample population were nursing students in a Bachelor of Science nursing program in the northeastern United States. Two distinct groups were used and Maternal/Child HESI scores were analyzed to see if there was a difference in scores after using a virtual clinical experience. The mean numeric HESI scores were placed in SPSS and then an independent t-test was conducted for statistical significance. �Findings: The group of students who used the virtual clinical program had HESI scores that were 100 points higher than the group who did not use this pedagogy.� Therefore this was statistically significant.� Conclusions: The recommendation is for nursing faculty to consider using virtual experiences to improve student outcomes on high stake exams. This could help students� clinical reasoning skills in the practice setting, which would have an impact on patient outcomes.
Keywords:
Virtual Clinical; Virtual Simulations; Nursing Education Technology
Repository Posting Date:
29-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
29-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
NERC16E03
Conference Date:
2016
Conference Name:
Nursing Education Research Conference 2016
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing, and National League for Nursing
Conference Location:
Washington, DC
Description:
Nursing Education Research Conference Theme: Research as a Catalyst for Transformative Practice

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleVirtual Clinical to Help With High Stakes Testingen
dc.title.alternativeReal-World Teaching Through Simulation and Authentic Learning [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorPobocik, Tamara J.en
dc.contributor.departmentGamma Deltaen
dc.author.detailsTamara J. Pobociken
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/603829en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, April 9, 2016: Purpose: Technology is in every aspect of students� lives today, this is no different in nursing education.� Nursing education must find ways to capture nursing students� interest and provide interactive learning opportunities.� When educators use virtual clinical experiences students are able to put theory content into real clinical patient scenarios.� This in turn provides students with a view of the whole patient rather than certain aspects of care being in isolation.� These virtual programs can be used in the classroom, nursing resource center, or as an assignment.� This quantitative research project used a retrospective design, and reviewed students Maternal/Child Specialty Health Education Systems Incorporated (HESI) scores.� One group of students used virtual clinical assignments and the other group did not use virtual assignments. �The scores of both groups were analyzed using SPSS.� Background: Nurse Educators must prepare nursing students to enter the profession with clinical competence to ensure patient safety. Baccalaureate nursing students used virtual clinical excursions as an educational learning activity. �Virtual clinical excursions were used in the Maternal/Child nursing courses and students were given assignments that corresponded with theory course content; the other class of students did not use the virtual environment. �Method: Students in the sample population were nursing students in a Bachelor of Science nursing program in the northeastern United States. Two distinct groups were used and Maternal/Child HESI scores were analyzed to see if there was a difference in scores after using a virtual clinical experience. The mean numeric HESI scores were placed in SPSS and then an independent t-test was conducted for statistical significance. �Findings: The group of students who used the virtual clinical program had HESI scores that were 100 points higher than the group who did not use this pedagogy.� Therefore this was statistically significant.� Conclusions: The recommendation is for nursing faculty to consider using virtual experiences to improve student outcomes on high stake exams. This could help students� clinical reasoning skills in the practice setting, which would have an impact on patient outcomes.en
dc.subjectVirtual Clinicalen
dc.subjectVirtual Simulationsen
dc.subjectNursing Education Technologyen
dc.date.available2016-03-29T13:10:45Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-29en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-29T13:10:45Zen
dc.conference.date2016en
dc.conference.nameNursing Education Research Conference 2016en
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing, and National League for Nursingen
dc.conference.locationWashington, DCen
dc.descriptionNursing Education Research Conference Theme: Research as a Catalyst for Transformative Practiceen
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