Knowledge, Self Confidence and Courage: Long lasting learning outcomes through simulation in a clinical context

Hanne Selberg, Jette Steenberg Holtzmann, Jette Hovedskov

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    Knowledge, self confidence and courage – long lasting learning outcomes through simulation in a clinical context.
    Hanne Selberg1, Jette Hovedskov2, Jette Steenberg Holtzmann2
    The significance and methodology of the researchThe study focuses on simulation alongside the clinical practice and linked closely to the authentic location. 34 first year undergraduate nursing students undertaking clinical placements in internal medicine and neurology were enlisted in the project.Seminars, real-life scenarios, interactive role-plays and hands-on training were supported by theory on practice and guidance in a safe and appreciative learning environment.The project has been evaluated in a formative design using a triangulation of questionnaires, field observations, focus group interviews and document reviews. This allowed for a continuously adjustment to the clinical context and the needs of the students.
    The students identified their major learning outcomes as transfer of operational skills, experiencing self-efficacy and enhanced understanding of the patients' perspective.Involving simulated patients in the training of technical skills contributed to the development of the students' communication skills.The clinical educators identified their major learning outcomes as improved competencies in synthesizing theory and practice and improved collaboration with the students.
    The personal physical experience both in relation to hands-on training and patient-acting brought on a longer lasting learning experience than traditional education.Scenario based simulation in a clinical setting created a creative synthesis between simulation and clinical practice and between theory and practice in addition to improving the learning environment.
    1.Hanne Selberg, RN, Master in Educational Development, Clinical Lecturer, Metropolitan University College, Faculty of Nursing, Email:, phone: +45-72282830.
    2. Jette Hovedskov, RN, Development Consultant, Glostrup University Hospital, Department of Development Email : ,phone: +45- 43232090
    3. Jette Holtzmann Steenberg, RN, MA, Development Consultant, Glostrup University Hospital, Department of Development Email :, phone: +45- 43232131

    Antal sider1
    StatusUdgivet - 2010
    BegivenhedInternational Nursing Conference 2010 - Beijing, Kina
    Varighed: 19 aug. 201022 aug. 2010


    KonferenceInternational Nursing Conference 2010


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