This study examines the effect of high-fidelity clinical simulation on critical thinking outcomes in undergraduate nursing students.
The purpose of this two-phase pilot project specifically addresses students’ readiness to safely perform in the acute care setting. The project will incorporate innovative teaching strategies into NURS53. After an initial planning phase, we will implement a course revision that will address the following specific aims:
1. How does the integration of virtual world technology and low fidelity simulation contribute to students’ knowledge and skill to perform basic nursing skills?
2. What are students’ perception of the innovative teaching strategies?
3. How does the integrated use of virtual world technology and low fidelity simulation contribute to the students’ self-efficacy and readiness in performing basic nursing skills?
This ongoing study examines the learning outcomes in undergraduate BSN students as a result of participation in faculty-guided simulation and reflection experiences.