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ERIC Number: EJ1139780
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2222-1735
The Impact of Simulation on Pediatric Nursing Students' Knowledge, Self-Efficacy, Satisfaction, and Confidence
Saied, Hala
Journal of Education and Practice, v8 n11 p95-102 2017
The simulation technology is rapidly expanding and has been used in several nursing programs around the world and in Saudi Arabia too. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of using a simulation based scenarios on the pediatric nursing students' students' knowledge, self-efficacy, satisfaction, and confidence. This study used Bandura's Social Cognitive Learning Theory (1977; 1986) as a theoretical framework. 158 third year baccalaureate nursing students enrolled in a pediatric nursing course participated in the study. Data was collected using demographic data profile questionnaire, knowledge questionnaire, Learner Satisfaction and Self Confidence in Learning Questionnaire (NLN, 2009) and the General Self-Efficacy. The simulation activities were conducted in the pediatric nursing lab. The simulation activities consisted of three respiratory problems and one cardiac scenario. High and low fidelity simulators were used. The majority of the students were unmarried (96.84%) and had no previous experience in simulation. There was a significant statistical difference in pre- and posttest knowledge and self-efficacy scores. Students were satisfied with the simulation experience and their self-confident scores were higher after the simulation session. The post simulation self-efficacy was positively correlated with satisfaction (r = 0.46, P = 0.001) and self-confidence (r = 0.50, P = 0.001). Satisfaction with simulation was also positively correlated with self-confidence (r = 0.46, P = 0.001). Although the interpretation of the study results is limited due to the short time frame between the pretest and the posttest, this study provides a stepping point for understanding how simulation may affect the pediatric nursing students' knowledge, self-efficacy and confidence.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Saudi Arabia
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