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The Effects of Simulation on Nursing Students Psychomotor Skills

Author(s): Korhan EA, Yilmaz DU, Celik GO, Haci Dilemek, Leyla Baysan Arabaci

Background: Simulation-based education has positive contributions in nursing education. Using different methods of simulation has effectiveness in clinical education and also effectiveness of simulation was stated verbally by the students and the researchers.

Objective: The aim of this research was to examine the effect of simulation training on psychomotor skills of nursing students. Design: The research sample was determined by a simple random sampling.

Setting: Research was carried out with students of a Nursing School in Turkey, between February and June 2016. Participants: Participants of the research 82 first-grade students of this research, 65 (81.7 %) of them were female and 15 (18.3 %) were male.

Methods: Assessment was performed with a single-blind method using with the “Skills Checklists” that include the steps of “Performing Nasotracheal Aspiration”, “Measuring Blood Pressure”, “Measuring Pulse and Respiration Rate” and “Administration of Intramuscular Injection”.

Results: According to findings of the research, there was a statistically significant difference between the experimental and control groups mean total score of skills and there was a significant relationship between total score skills and the having simulation training of students.

Conclusion: As a result of the research, the students nursing skills with simulation education have higher psychomotor skill scores. In addition to the traditional education methods, use of simulation tools is thought to boost skill levels.

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