Nursing students first experience on high fidelity simulation: A phenomenological research study

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Abstract

AIM/OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to explore the perceptions of nursing students towards their first experience with high-fidelity simulation (HFS) in a Spanish university.

BACKGROUND: Simulation experiences are becoming more popular in nursing education, allowing students to practice clinical skills before encountering actual patients.

METHODS: A phenomenological approach was used. Sixteen in-depth, semi-structured, qualitative one-on-one interviews were conducted among second-year undergraduate nursing students who had completed a scheduled HFS training program. The interview transcripts were analyzed using Colaizzi's phenomenological method.

RESULTS: Four themes were identified: "Learning through simulation"; "Acting like a nurse instead of being a student"; "Facilitators and barriers of learning"; and "Transition from simulation to reality."

CONCLUSION: This study provides support for including high-fidelity simulation programs in the nursing curricula to enhance student preparedness for clinical placements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103162
JournalNurse Education in Practice
Volume55
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2021

Keywords

  • Education, Nursing, Baccalaureate
  • High Fidelity Simulation Training
  • Humans
  • Learning
  • Qualitative Research
  • Students, Nursing

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