Perceptions of nursing students on the structural dimensions of clinical simulation

  • Raphael Raniere de Oliveira Costa Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Escola Multicampi de Ciências Médicas do Rio Grande do Norte. Caicó, Rio Grande do Norte
  • Soraya Maria de Medeiros Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Departamento de Enfermagem. Natal, Rio Grande do Norte
  • José Carlos Amado Martins Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Coimbra. Coimbra
  • Verónica Rita Dias Coutinho Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Coimbra. Coimbra
Keywords: Simulation, Nursing Education, Primary Health Care.

Abstract

AIMS: To identify the perception of nursing students about the structural dimensions of the design of high-fidelity simulation scenarios in adult immunization scenarios in the context of primary health care.
METHODS: Descriptive, exploratory, quantitative study developed at a Brazilian federal public university from May to June 2017. The final sample consisted of 17 students. The 5-item Likert simulation design Scale was used to evaluate the design of simulation scenarios.
RESULTS: The majority of students are young and female adults (82.4%). In the internal consistency analysis, the simulation design scale presented a total Cronbach's alpha of 0.930. In all dimensions of the scale, overall averages were equal to or greater than 4.60. The dimensions that showed the greatest agreement and importance among students were, respectively, problem solving and realism.
CONCLUSIONS: In the students' perception, the simulated scenarios were clear and objective in relation to the proposal and the execution. In addition, they felt supported during the learning process, which allowed to explore and solve the problems presented during the simulation. The feedback provided was relevant and provided opportunities for students to reflect on their practices and attitudes. Finally, realism was highlighted as an important aspect by those surveyed.

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Author Biography

Raphael Raniere de Oliveira Costa, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Escola Multicampi de Ciências Médicas do Rio Grande do Norte. Caicó, Rio Grande do Norte
Possui Graduação em Enfermagem (2010); Especialização em Vigilância Sanitária pela Universidade Potiguar - UnP (2013); Mestrado em Enfermagem pela Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte - UFRN (2014); e Doutorado em Enfermagem pela UFRN (2018), com período sanduíche na Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Coimbra e na Health Sciences Research Unit: Nursing - Portugal (Bolsa CAPES). Atualmente é Professor Adjunto do Curso de Medicina da Escola Multicampi de Ciências Médicas da UFRN, membro da Comissão de Pesquisa da UFRN e membro do grupo de pesquisa Caleidoscópio da Educação em Enfermagem (UFRN).

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Published
2019-05-09
How to Cite
Costa, R. R. de O., Medeiros, S. M. de, Martins, J. C. A., & Coutinho, V. R. D. (2019). Perceptions of nursing students on the structural dimensions of clinical simulation. Scientia Medica, 29(1), e32972. https://doi.org/10.15448/1980-6108.2019.1.32972
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Education in Health Sciences