Date of Award

2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Department

Nursing

Thesis Committee Chairperson

Deborah Merriam, DNS, RN, CNE

Second Reader

Cheryl Nosek, DNS, RN, CNE

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of the current study was to explore Saudi novice nursing students perceptions of satisfaction and self-confidence with high-fidelity simulation (HFS).

Design: A descriptive quantitative study. Participants: 76 Saudi undergraduate nursing students were recruited through the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission (SACM).

Method: Data was collected through online survey was posted on SACM’s official Facebook page and the survey used the Student Satisfaction and Self-Confidence in Learning tool. Data was analyzed using SPSS.

Findings: The findings revealed that satisfaction and self-confidence had a high mean score which indicates that the majority of the students were satisfied and self-confidence with the HFS experience. No significant correlations were found between the demographic characteristics and student satisfaction and self-confidence except that those who are in the pre-licensure program had a significantly higher satisfaction score (p = 0.38) than students who had a bachelor or other degrees. Furthermore, a strong correlation between students’ satisfaction and self-confidence in learning was found (p < 0.05) indicating that these factors were correlated.

Conclusions: HFS prepare novice nursing students for real-life experience and promote the transition to a professional career. Nurse educators should be trained in the use of simulation as a teaching strategy. In addition, nursing faculty needs to consider students perception about the simulation when designing, performing and evaluating.

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Nursing Commons

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