The use of high fidelity patient simulation in nursing: A means to effective learning?
Much of the available research on the use of high fidelity patient simulation claims that its use in teaching situations has the potential to improve clinical skills and develop competence, enhance problem solving abilities and critical thinking and thus improve clinical judgment and subsequently patient safety.
However, much of the research on high fidelity simulation has been undertaken within medicine and with a focus on developing advanced skills for specialty practice and thus there is limited information regarding the application of these benefits within nursing. This study seeks to fill this gap in knowledge by exploring the effects of high fidelity patient simulation in nursing education.
Troy McNeill, Associate Professor Sandra West, Tracey Thornley
Associate Professor Sandra West, +61 2 9351 0564