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The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education 2012;18(1):14-24.
Published online December 31, 2011.
The Effects of a Simulation-Based Education on the Knowledge and Clinical Competence for Nursing Students
Yang, Jin-Ju;
Department of Nursing, Gwangju Health College
시뮬레이션 기반 간호교육이 간호학생의 지식과 임상수행능력에 미치는 효과
양진주
광주보건대학교 간호학과
Abstract
Purpose
This study was conducted to identify the effect of simulation-based education relevant to the care of patients with acute renal failure (ARF) for third-year nursing students. Methods: This study was a non-equivalent control pre-posttest design. Based on the clinical situation scenarios pertaining to patients with ARF, a simulation-based learning module was developed using Human Patient Simulator version 6 (HPS6) manufactured by Medical Education Technologies Inc. The pretest was conducted so as to evaluate the difference in prior knowledge and clinical competence between two groups. The control group consisted of 91 students during the 2010 academic year and the experimental group consisted of 94 students during the 2011 academic year. Data were analysed using SPSS/win 10.1. Results: In the experimental group, knowledge related to care for ARF patients was not significantly increased; however, clinical competence improved significantly for the experimental group. Conclusion: In conclusion, the simulation-based education program was effective in contributing towards the development of clinical competence. Increased development of clinical competence is vital for today's clinical environment where nursing professionals need the necessary knowledge, thinking, and performance skills to meet the needs of the hospital and their patients.
Key Words: Simulation, Nursing students, Knowledge, Clinical competence
 


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