A qualitative exploratory study to examine the views and experiences of Nurse Educators delivering Simulation Based Learning to Undergraduate Nursing Students.
Geddes, H. (2016) A qualitative exploratory study to examine the views and experiences of Nurse Educators delivering Simulation Based Learning to Undergraduate Nursing Students., no. 104.
There has been an increased use of Simulation Based Learning in undergraduate nursing education within the UK and overseas during recent years (Cant and Cooper 2010). This has been driven predominantly, by a growing emphasis on patient safety and concern relating to the clinical competency of nursing students at the point of registration (NMC 2007, The Willis Commission 2012). Research carried out exploring this topic has largely focussed upon the student experience in this learning environment, with little consideration given to the role and perceptions of educators who deliver this teaching strategy. This extensive research proposal sets out the planning process of a study designed to explore how nurse educators, delivering simulation based learning perceive their preparedness to undertake this teaching strategy. The qualitative exploratory research study will be conducted at a Scottish University. Participants will be selected, using purposive sampling, from the academic staff delivering simulation based learning to undergraduate nurses, and data collection will take the form of semi structured interviews. The data will be analysed using thematic analysis and a report of findings will be produced. It is anticipated from this research that the findings will contribute towards an increased understanding from the educators' viewpoint, of how this teaching strategy can be more successfully delivered. It is expected that this increased understanding will improve the learning experience for the student and ultimately contribute towards improvement in the quality of patient care delivered. Findings from this proposed study will generate data, which should be useful in conducting further research into this topic