Date of Award
Project – Full Written
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Background: Two medication simulations increasing in rigor, patient acuity, and distractions were implemented among undergraduate nursing students.
Objectives: To increase nursing student confidence, knowledge, and competence when administering medications.
Design: Two medication administration simulations were implemented and data was collected from students via a pre-simulation quiz, observation during the simulation via a Clinical Simulation Evaluation Tool, and student evaluation of the simulation with a modified version of the Simulation Evaluation Tool Likert scale.
Settings: Gaston Community College nursing simulation lab.
Participants: 53 undergraduate nursing students enrolled in NUR 101 and 42 students in NUR 102 in the Gaston College Practical Nursing Program during the 2019-2020 academic year.
Methods: Mixed method including observation, surveys, and simulation.
Results: Significant improvements were found in the occurrence of medication administration competency failures, including life threatening failures when data was compared from the first medication simulation to the second simulation. 100% of students who participated in the simulation survey agreed both simulations improved their confidence and knowledge when administering medications.
Conclusions: Results from this project indicate simulation is an effective tool that can increase nursing student confidence, knowledge, and competence when administering medications.
Simpson, Stacy, "Simulation Impact on Medication Administration Safety: A Simulation Quality Improvement Project" (2020). Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects. 5.
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