FEATURED ARTICLES: NURSING EDUCATION RESEARCH ARTICLESHIGH-FIDELITY SIMULATION Factors Correlated with Nursing Student Satisfaction and SELF-CONFIDENCESMITH, SHERRILL J.; ROEHRS, CAROL J.Author Information About the AuthorsSherrill J. Smith, PhD, RN, is an assistant professor of nursing at Wright State University-Miami Valley College of Nursing and Health, Dayton, Ohio. Carol J. Roehrs, PhD, RN, CNE, is an associate professor at the School of Nursing, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley. The authors would like to thank Dr. Debra Leners, Dr. Linda Lohr, Dr. Allen Hanberg, Dr. Sue Brown, Dr. Karen Hessler, and Dr. Theresa Hoadley for their assistance in completing this study and manuscript. For more information, write to Dr. Smith at[email protected] Nursing Education Perspective: March 2009 - Volume 30 - Issue 2 - p 74-78 Buy Abstract While available research suggests positive outcomes when using high-fidelity simulation in nursing education, little is known about factors associated with these outcomes. This descriptive, correlational study examined the effects of a simulation experience on two outcomes (student satisfaction and self-confidence) as well as factors correlating with these outcomes. This was accomplished by both descriptive statistical analysis (mean and standard deviation) in addition to correlational statistical analysis using bivariate statistics (Spearman's rho) and multiple linear regression. Results indicate that design characteristics, especially clear objectives and an appropriately challenging problem to solve, were significantly correlated with student satisfaction and self-confidence. Copyright 2009 by National League for Nursing, Inc.