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Multidimensional Evaluation of Simulation-Based Course to Enhance Prelicensure Nursing Students’ Clinical Skills

Ochylski, Daniel DNP, RN; Aebersold, Michelle PhD, RN, CHSE, FAAN; Kuebric, Mary Beth MS, RN

doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000379
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This article describes the development of a new simulation-based course designed to remediate the clinical skills of prelicensure nursing students and the multidimensional method used to evaluate this new course. Evaluation of the course was guided by Kirkpatrick levels of training. The Quint Leveled Clinical Competency Tool was used to evaluate students’ clinical competencies. Success of the course was found in 3 levels of evaluation.

Author Affiliations: Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar (Dr Ochylski); Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Clinical Learning Center, Department of Systems, Populations and Leadership (Dr Aebersold); and Clinical Laboratory Instructor (Ms Kuebric), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Aebersold, University of Michigan, 426 N Ingalls Bldg, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2003 (

Accepted for publication: February 22, 2017

Published ahead of print: April 5, 2017

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