Assessment of Knowledge of Student Nurses regarding Use of Simulation: A Modern Learning Approach in Nursing
Introduction: The use of simulation as teaching methodology is becoming increasingly prevalent in healthcare practice and there is an increased and widespread use of simulation as a learning approach.
Objective: The present study is aimed at assessing the knowledge of student nurses’ regarding the use of simulation as a learning approach.
Materials and Methods: Descriptive research design was used to assess the knowledge of 34 student nurses selected using convenient sampling technique, studying in Rufaida College of Nursing, Jamia Hamdard. A structured questionnaire was developed to assess the knowledge of student nurses regarding simulation and data was analyzed using descriptive statistics.
Result: The study findings revealed only 8.82% of student nurses were having above average knowledge regarding simulation, majority (52.94%) of them were having average knowledge and 38.23% were having below average knowledge regarding simulation as a learning approach.
Conclusion: Student nurses are future health care workers and need to understand about the importance of simulation as a modern learning approach. There is an absolute dearth of implementing novice educational tools and total dependence of traditional teaching methodology, which is to some extent reducing the learning capacity of the current generation as it is non-aligned with the rapidly progressing technology. Teachers need to embrace newer educational tools to ensure improvement in knowledge retention and skill building of student nurses, thereby ensuring patient safety.
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