Date of Award

2012

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

First Advisor

Rebecca Beck-Little

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify and examine the effects of high-fidelity simulation on the knowledge of second semester associate degree nursing students at a small community college. The research question addressed was: Does high-fidelity simulation increase the knowledge level of second semester ADN students. Researcher developed pre and post tests were used to measure the effects of the simulation on the students' knowledge level. The data was analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences, Version 19. Findings revealed a significant difference between the scores of the pre-test and the scores of the post-tests. The results of this study supported the use of the Nursing Education Simulation Framework (Jeffries, 2007) and identified the need for further research in a larger geographical area with multiple community colleges for a larger sample size.

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Nursing Commons

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