A new strategy in nursing education: From hybrid simulation to clinical practice

Journal of Nursing & Care

ISSN: 2167-1168

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A new strategy in nursing education: From hybrid simulation to clinical practice

24th Global Nursing & Healthcare

March 01-02, 2017 Amsterdam, Netherlands

Fusun Terzioglu

Istinye University, Turkey

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Nurs Care

Abstract :

Background: Various instructional methods and environments are used in nursing education to develop studentsâ?? psychomotor and communication skills, reduce their anxiety levels and enhance their satisfaction. Objectives: Aim of this study is to examine the effect of three different instructional environments on the development of the studentsâ?? psychomotor and communication skills and their levels of anxiety and satisfaction. Methods: A prospective study design was used. The sample of the study consisted of 60 nursing students. Before the implementation of the study, the studentsâ?? cognitive skills and trait anxiety levels were evaluated. The students were divided into five groups and five nursing activities (Leopoldâ??s maneuvers, teaching breastfeeding, family planning education, teaching vulvar self-examination and teaching breast self-examination) were specified for each group. They implemented these nursing activities under the supervision of a faculty member in the nursing skills laboratory, standardized patient laboratory and clinical practice environment respectively. In each instructional environment, the studentsâ?? psychomotor and communication skills, state anxiety levels and satisfactions were evaluated. Results: The median scores for psychomotor skills [nursing skills laboratory=73.1; standardized patient laboratory=81.5; clinical practice environment=88.6] and communication skills [nursing skills laboratory=64.9; standardized patient laboratory=71.6; clinical practice environment=79.0] were found to increase as the students went on practicing in a more complicated environment (p<0.05). Similarly, it was determined that the studentsâ?? anxiety levels decreased as they were practicing incrementally [nursing skills laboratory=33.0; standardized patient laboratory=32.0; clinical practice environment=31.0]. As the instructional environments were getting more similar to the reality, the studentsâ?? satisfaction levels were found to become higher. Conclusions: Students deliberately practice in the instructional environments until they are competent to develop their psychomotor skills while reducing their anxiety levels and enhancing their communication skills and satisfaction. For that reason, the development of studentsâ?? competency areas is thought to be effective for the enhancement of patients and healthcare workersâ?? safety.

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