Concept Analysis Paper: Simulation in Nursing Education

International Journal of Nursing and Health Science
© 2019 by SSRG - IJNHS Journal
Volume 5 Issue 3
Year of Publication : 2019
Authors : Ms. Kholoud Najeh Alharbi,, Dr. Omar Ghazi Baker,
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Ms. Kholoud Najeh Alharbi,, Dr. Omar Ghazi Baker,, "Concept Analysis Paper: Simulation in Nursing Education," SSRG International Journal of Nursing and Health Science, vol. 5,  no. 3, pp. 34-38, 2019. Crossref,


Simulation is an instrument that is utilized to increase production. The history of simulation started from World War II. In 1969, the third conference was conducted on the application of simulation into the healthcare system (Goldsman, Nance, & Wilson, 2009). Patient safety is the top priority in the healthcare system for delivering high-quality care. Simulation helps to ensure patient safety since it allows staff and students to promote their skills in a safe environment that is mimic to real practice (Fawaz, &Hamdan-Mansour, 2016). The importance of simulation in nursing has been mentioned in the literature. It has been shown that it develops knowledge and improves the nursing practice. However, there are implications of this analysis for nursing. More research studies should be done to identify if nursing students are able to transform knowledge and skills that they have learned in the simulation experience to real clinical settings(Zapalska, Brozik, & Rudd, 2012). From my assumption, there are a lot of students that have problems with skills. So, simulation can help the students to improve their knowledge and skills and make them more competent in performing them. The goal of this analysis was to examine the concept of simulation as a learning method in the education of nursing students. Also, to comprehend and know the attributes of the simulation concept from the literature review. Simulation is defined as "an imitation of some real thing, state of affairs, or process” (Rosen, 2008, p.1). Also, there are other definitions of simulation that provided an understanding of what simulation experience represents. Antecedents, defining attributes, and consequences are provided further understanding of the simulation concept. Defining attributes of the simulation concept helps nursing educators to develop an understanding of both the process and outcomes of using simulation as a learning method. This will identify the appropriate methods of using simulation in preparing nursing students for real clinical practice.


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