RN-BSN students’ perception of vSim for nursing® using the simulation effectiveness tool – modified (SET-M)

Leighsa Sharoff


Introduction: This first-time novel pilot study explored RN-BS students’ perceived effectiveness of utilizing vSim for Nursing® as a clinical replacement with a second aim that explored the efficacy of their preparation.

Methods: Outcomes of this quantitative study explored the effectiveness of vSim for Nursing utilized the Simulation Effectiveness Tool – Modified (SET-M).

Results: Frequency distributions demonstrated majority (n = 14) strongly agreed on the effectiveness of vSim for learning, with all items ranging from 50% (n = 7) to 78.6% (n = 11). Debriefing had the overall highest responses, 57.1% (n = 8) to 78.6% (n = 11). Majority strongly agreed that their preparation was highly effective, 71.43% (n = 10) to 85.71% (n = 12).

Conclusions: vSim for Nursing was perceived to be an efficacious clinical practice replacement tool while feeling prepared to achieve the learning outcomes was beneficial. Debriefing continues to be a crucial and fundamental facet to any mode of simulation. Virtual simulation experiences can bridge the gap to assist students to further their knowledge and confidence.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v13n2p21

Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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