Developing an educational framework for the teaching of simulation within nurse education


The use of simulations as a teaching and learning tool within health care has increasing importance; simulations are seen as the major teaching method for practicing and assessing developing skills, knowledge, attitudes and meaningful decision-making within the field of nursing. Certainly the utilisations of simulations feature widely within many aspects of health care; a greater understanding of the key conceptual notions will serve to benefit all of those engaged within their application. This literature review has enabled the construction of a conceptual model for the teaching of simulation and can serve to promote the continued positive development of simulations within education. Through a consistent and insightful approach to teaching, dynamic learning will be assured within this very important aspect of engaging the nursing student within the learning process.

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Humphreys, M. (2013) Developing an educational framework for the teaching of simulation within nurse education. Open Journal of Nursing, 3, 363-371. doi: 10.4236/ojn.2013.34049.

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