Effect of Repeated Multipatient Simulations on Professional Readiness Among Senior Nursing Students


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Tarhan M., Yıldırım A.

NURSE EDUCATOR, vol.48, no.4, pp.197-203, 2023 (SCI-Expanded)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/nne.0000000000001373
  • Journal Name: NURSE EDUCATOR
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, CINAHL, EBSCO Education Source, Education Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.197-203
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: 

Senior nursing students are expected to be ready in terms of professional decisions and practices as soon as possible after graduation. Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) is a framework to prepare nursing students for practice in the health care system.

Purpose: 

This study aimed to explore the effect of repeated exposure to multipatient simulations on senior nursing students' pregraduation transition views, QSEN knowledge level and self-competency, professional readiness, and postgraduation transition shock.

Methods: 

A randomized controlled trial of intervention and control groups with pretest, posttest, and a follow-up was conducted with 78 senior nursing students at a private, accredited, nursing program in Istanbul, Turkey.

Results: 

There was a statistically significant improvement in the intervention group between the pretest and the posttest for self-confidence (P < .01), QSEN knowledge level (P < .01), and professional readiness (P < .01). The QSEN knowledge level (P < .01) and professional competency (P < .05) of the intervention group were higher than those of the control group.

Conclusion: 

These results suggest that multipatient simulations may be an effective strategy to better prepare students for the health care system's demands.