Title

Senior BSN Students' Perception of Satisfaction and Self-confidence after a Simulated Mock Code Experience: A Descriptive Study

Type of Submission

Podium Presentation

Campus Venue

Dixon Ministry Center, Room 102

Location

Cedarville, OH

Start Date

4-10-2013 3:00 PM

End Date

4-10-2013 3:30 PM

Comments

Abstract:

In the current health care environment, nurses are required to provide timely and competent responses to the rapidly changing demands and explosion of knowledge. High-fidelity simulation offers unlimited opportunities to practice rare and critical events in a safe and controlled environment. Literature supports the use of simulation in acquisition of nursing knowledge and skills. However, the findings on students' perceptions of satisfaction and self-confidence after simulated experiences are inconclusive. The purpose of this descriptive study is to describe B.S.N. students' perceptions of satisfaction and self-confidence after a simulated mock code experience and to explore the relationships between students' perceptions of self-confidence and satisfaction and the demographic characteristics. A convenience sample of 50 senior B.S.N. students who were enrolled in a senior-level nursing Leadership and Management course was included in the study. The participants completed a paper-and-pencil five-point Likert scale student Satisfaction and Self-Confidence in Learning (National League tor Nursing, 2004) after the simulated mock code experience. The results indicated that students were satisfied with the mock code simulation (mean=4.49, SD=0.53) and felt confident with code situations after the simulated experience (mean=4.42, 50=0.41). No significant correlations were found between the demographic characteristics and student satisfaction and self-confidence. Independent t-tests did not reveal significant differences between satisfaction/self-confidence and past experience as healthcare providers. However, previous experience working as an EMT was found to significantly contribute to high level of self-confidence after a simulated mock code experience. The findings of this study provide insight into students' perceptions of self-confidence and satisfaction toward simulation and may facilitate faculty as they integrates simulation into nursing curriculum.

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Senior BSN Students' Perception of Satisfaction and Self-confidence after a Simulated Mock Code Experience: A Descriptive Study

Cedarville, OH