EFFECTIVENESS OF SIMULATION OR CLINICAL SETTING AS INITIAL EXPOSURE AMONG NURSING STUDENT AT PRINCESS NOURAH BINT ABDULRAHMAN: A COMPARATIVE STUDY
Najed Aldossery BSN., *Mastoura Khames RN. MSN. PHD, Khulud Rezq RN. MSN.
High-fidelity simulation refers to structured student learning experiences with the use of a technologically advanced computerized mannequin. The purpose of the study was evaluated the effectiveness of either Simulation or Clinical setting as the initial exposure of undergraduate geriatric nursing in their clinical training by competences and knowledge. A quasi-experimental study was used 60 geriatric nursing students on level 7 divided to two group randomly group A was going first to simulation then group B went to the clinical setting after training in basic skill lab. The competencies questioner and quizzes were completed by the student immediately pre and post the starting of geriatric practical course. The result of the study indicated that there was a statistically significant difference between two groups for the post competences questioners among specific skills. Group B was more competent than group A for the invasive skills. The simulation lab and clinical setting were complemented each other’s and all of them very important for practicing competencies. The study recommended that the simulation lab should start from level 6 to gain more competence and knowledge. They must learn about simulation concept curriculum and the advantage of this course during the week of basic skill lab before starting actually in the simulation lab.[Full Text Article]