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Simulated Clinical Experience: Nursing Students' Perceptions and the Educators' Role

Schoening, Anne M. MSN, RN; Sittner, Barbara J. PhD, RN; Todd, Martha J. BSN, RN

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Simulation with high-fidelity technology is an innovative and effective teaching strategy to address increasing student enrollment, faculty shortages, and limited clinical sites. This interactive learning method allows the educator to focus on desired content and teach multiple objectives. This study examines students' perceptions of a preterm labor simulated clinical experience as a method of instruction, emphasizing the importance of the educators' role in promoting positive student outcomes.

Authors' Affiliations: Assistant Professor (Ms Schoening), Maternal/Child Nursing; Skills Lab Coordinator/Clinical Teaching Assistant (Ms Todd), Creighton University School of Nursing, Omaha, Neb; Assistant Professor (Dr Sittner), Maternal/Child Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing, Lincoln, Neb.

Corresponding Author: Ms Schoening, MSN, RN, Creighton University School of Nursing, 2500 California Plaza, Omaha, NE 68178 (aschoening@creighton.edu).

© 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.