Evaluation of high fidelity simulation within a health assessment course
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viii, 131 pages
DepartmentTowson University. Department of Educational Technology and Literacy
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SubjectsNursing -- Study and teaching
The purpose of this quasi-experimental research was to investigate the impact of high fidelity simulation on knowledge and confidence levels among undergraduate baccalaureate nursing students within a Health Assessment course. Due to the decrease in nurse educators and limited clinical placements in hospital settings, innovative teaching methodologies to teach clinical and assessment skills need to be integrated within nursing programs. The participants in this study were first semester junior level nursing students from three baccalaureate level Health Assessment classes. Two classes of approximately 15-20 students each were exposed to simulation- an actor (standardized patient) or a high fidelity simulator while the third group experienced a traditional classroom and lab -not simulation. A pre and post test was designed to measure knowledge and a survey instrument was used to measure student confidence levels before and after the learning experience. Results of the study have implications on the development and integration of innovative teaching pedagogies for nurse educators.