Use of Simulation within Nursing Education to Assist Students to Meet Standardized Test Plan Components

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621391
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
DNP Capstone Project
Level of Evidence:
Quasi-Experimental Study, Other
Research Approach:
Pilot/Exploratory Study
Title:
Use of Simulation within Nursing Education to Assist Students to Meet Standardized Test Plan Components
Author(s):
Liebrecht, Christina Marie
Additional Author Information:
Christina Liebrecht, DNP, RN; Christina.Liebrecht@rockets.utoledo.edu; 419-293-3238
Advisors:
Sexton, Martha; Pocotte, Susan; Bowling, Ann; Montenery, Susan
Degree:
DNP
Degree Year:
2017
Grantor:
University of Toledo
Abstract:

Medication errors within the United States healthcare system have been identified as a persistent issue contributing to extended hospital stays, increased healthcare costs, poorer patient outcomes including death, and lack of trust in the healthcare system.  Medication errors can occur at any point in the medication process with nurses playing a crucial role in protecting patient safety during the steps of medication administration and monitoring for drug effects.  Study findings indicate that less experienced nurses and student nurses are more likely to make mistakes, citing insufficient or ineffective preparation to administer medications safely.  Evidence supports the use of simulation in nursing education to strengthen critical skills, confidence, and competence in nursing students and graduate nurses through the provision of a safe learning environment that protects patient safety, promotes active learning, presents specific and comparable patient situations, and supports error detection and response.  The six step Model for Evidence-Based Practice Change was used to guide this evidence-based practice change project. In order to identify potential areas of change within existing simulation curriculum within a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at a mid-size, public university in Northwest Ohio, current simulation objectives and components were mapped against NCLEX test plan categories and content sub-categories.   Based on this analysis which identified several sub-categories that were not addressed or only partially addressed, a simulation scenario focused specifically on safe medication administration principles and practices was developed and implemented.  Results of this pilot study identified improved student satisfaction and self-confidence in learning following participation in a simulation experience which incorporated key principles of safe medication administration.  The impact of participation in a safe medication administration simulation experience on standardized testing performance warrants further testing.

Keywords:
Simulation; nursing education; Standardized Tests; Self-confidence; Medication Error
CINAHL Headings:
Simulations; Simulations--Utilization; Education, Nursing; Students, Nursing; Students, Nursing, Baccalaureate; Medication Errors; Medication Errors--Prevention and Control; NCLEX Examination; Student Performance Appraisal; Clinical Competence
Note:
This work has been approved through a faculty review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.
Repository Posting Date:
2017-05-18T20:09:20Z
Date of Publication:
2017-05-18

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorSexton, Marthaen
dc.contributor.advisorPocotte, Susanen
dc.contributor.advisorBowling, Annen
dc.contributor.advisorMontenery, Susanen
dc.contributor.authorLiebrecht, Christina Marieen
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-18T20:09:20Z-
dc.date.available2017-05-18T20:09:20Z-
dc.date.issued2017-05-18-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621391-
dc.description.abstract<p>Medication errors within the United States healthcare system have been identified as a persistent issue contributing to extended hospital stays, increased healthcare costs, poorer patient outcomes including death, and lack of trust in the healthcare system.  Medication errors can occur at any point in the medication process with nurses playing a crucial role in protecting patient safety during the steps of medication administration and monitoring for drug effects.  Study findings indicate that less experienced nurses and student nurses are more likely to make mistakes, citing insufficient or ineffective preparation to administer medications safely.  Evidence supports the use of simulation in nursing education to strengthen critical skills, confidence, and competence in nursing students and graduate nurses through the provision of a safe learning environment that protects patient safety, promotes active learning, presents specific and comparable patient situations, and supports error detection and response.  The six step Model for Evidence-Based Practice Change was used to guide this evidence-based practice change project. In order to identify potential areas of change within existing simulation curriculum within a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at a mid-size, public university in Northwest Ohio, current simulation objectives and components were mapped against NCLEX test plan categories and content sub-categories.   Based on this analysis which identified several sub-categories that were not addressed or only partially addressed, a simulation scenario focused specifically on safe medication administration principles and practices was developed and implemented.  Results of this pilot study identified improved student satisfaction and self-confidence in learning following participation in a simulation experience which incorporated key principles of safe medication administration.  The impact of participation in a safe medication administration simulation experience on standardized testing performance warrants further testing.</p>en
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectSimulationen
dc.subjectnursing educationen
dc.subjectStandardized Testsen
dc.subjectSelf-confidenceen
dc.subjectMedication Erroren
dc.titleUse of Simulation within Nursing Education to Assist Students to Meet Standardized Test Plan Componentsen_US
dc.typeDNP Capstone Projecten
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Toledoen
thesis.degree.levelDNPen
dc.description.noteThis work has been approved through a faculty review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.-
dc.primary-author.detailsChristina Liebrecht, DNP, RN; Christina.Liebrecht@rockets.utoledo.edu; 419-293-3238en
thesis.degree.year2017en
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.evidence.levelQuasi-Experimental Study, Otheren
dc.research.approachPilot/Exploratory Studyen
dc.subject.cinahlSimulationsen
dc.subject.cinahlSimulations--Utilizationen
dc.subject.cinahlEducation, Nursingen
dc.subject.cinahlStudents, Nursingen
dc.subject.cinahlStudents, Nursing, Baccalaureateen
dc.subject.cinahlMedication Errorsen
dc.subject.cinahlMedication Errors--Prevention and Controlen
dc.subject.cinahlNCLEX Examinationen
dc.subject.cinahlStudent Performance Appraisalen
dc.subject.cinahlClinical Competenceen
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