EXPLORING SELF-CONFIDENCE OF STUDENTS AFTER THEIR SIMULATION EXPERIENCE AT COLLEGE OF NURSING – KING SAUD UNIVERSITY KSA
Sarah Saad M. Alqahtani*, Mohammed Ibrahim Osman Ahmed, Abdullah Mohammed ALmaki, Abdullah Hamoud N. ALyami, Mohammed Abdullah Almalki, Khadrah A. AL Awali
Background: Nursing and other health experts are progressively utilizing simulation as a methodology and an instrument for instructing and learning at all levels that require clinical preparing. Technology-assisted learning, such as simulation, can provide learners with real opportunities to practice in safe and secure environments that have the ability to improve self-efficacy bridge the gap between theory and practice. Aim of the Study: The aim of this study was to explore self-confidence of Nursing students after their simulation experience. Materials and Method: Cross-sectional quantitative descriptive correlational design was used to explore self-efficacy of students after their simulation experience in a College of Nursing among nursing students who were exposed to laboratory simulation at least one semester. Convenience sampling technique utilized. Self-efficacy of nursing students assessed by the 25 items dveloped by Stump, Husman, and Bream (2012). Results &&Conclusion: The total number of participants in this study were 204 female student nurses. Participants indicated that their self-efficacy enhanced after clinical simulation experience (m=3.46 to 3.75). Utilizing simulation as a procedure and strategy for clinical training leads to advancement and promotion of the learning experience of the nursing students. Recommendation: Nursing schools should pay an exceptional attention to apply the simulation experience that can provide their students with sufficient information and good training. Responsible parties in nursing schools should check the quality of the simulation experiments periodically and employ all capacities to improve them to make them closer to reality. Nursing education specialists must concentrate on the different practical sides of the nursing profession in order to ease the process of imitating them using simulation techniques.
Keywords: Exploring, Confidence, Satisfaction, Self-Efficacy, Simulation, Nursing Students.
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