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



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.


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.


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.


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.


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