FEATURESThe Effects of Simulation-Based Advanced Life Support Education for Nursing StudentsKim, Sung Hwan MSN, RN; Issenberg, Barry MD; Roh, Young Sook PhD, RNAuthor Information Author Affiliations: Graduate School, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Republic of Korea (Mr Kim); University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, FL (Dr Issenberg); and Red Cross College of Nursing, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Republic of Korea (Dr Roh). The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Corresponding author: Young Sook Roh, PhD, RN, Red Cross College of Nursing, Chung-Ang University, 84 Heukseok-ro Dongjak-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 06974 (firstname.lastname@example.org). CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: May 2020 - Volume 38 - Issue 5 - p 240-245 doi: 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000560 Buy Metrics Abstract Advanced life support education for nursing students is very important because nurses are first responders in emergency situations. The purpose of this study was to identify the effects of simulation-based advanced life support education on nursing students' knowledge, performance, self-efficacy, and teamwork. A nonequivalent control group posttest-only design was used. Fourth-year nursing students were randomly assigned to either simulation-based Korean Advanced Life Support (n = 30) or lecture-based education (n = 30) groups. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and the Mann-Whitney U test. The experimental group showed statistically significant higher scores in knowledge (P < .001), performance (P < .001), and self-efficacy (P = .049) when compared with the control group. However, there was no significant difference in teamwork scores between the two groups (P = .529). The 4.5-hour simulation-based Korean Advanced Life Support education was more effective than the 4.5-hour lecture-based education for nursing students in terms of knowledge, performance, and self-efficacy. Nurse educators should adopt simulation-based advanced life support education into the curriculum for the optimal competence of nursing students. Copyright © 2019 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.