Article Title

The impact of simulation on undergraduate nursing students' confidence and learning satisfaction over time and practice: A pretest, post-test study design


The study examined the effect on the confidence and learning satisfaction of final year nursing students when a clinical story is told over a weekly series of simulated ward experiences. A pretest, post-test study design was undertaken inside a cohort of 237 students enrolled in a 3-year Bachelor of Nursing program. Participants completed an online survey prior to and following participation in five weekly simulation workshops. The effect of serial simulation was evaluated with students self-reporting confidence and learning satisfaction adhering to a checklist for reporting of survey studies. A sample of 96 nursing students completed a pre- and post-test survey. Results revealed that nursing students’ overall learning satisfaction remained unchanged. In contrast, overall self-confidence among students had improved. Confidence in playing the role of registered nurse improved over time as students became familiar with what would be expected of them during a series of simulated experiences


confidence, learning, nursing student, satisfaction, serial simulation

Link to Publisher Version (URL)


This document is currently not available here.

Find in your library