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Virtual placements in nursing education

Virtual placements are virtual clinical placements that use simulation technology to provide nursing students with practical experience in a safe and controlled environment. Students interact with...

Clinical placement insights: expectations and responsibilities

During your first-year placements, you'll have the chance to become familiar with healthcare settings, whether in a hospital or community. It's a time to understand the nurse's role, what is expected...

Nursing students' experiences of flipped classroom teaching method in higher education: a systematic review

The review sought to answer the question: What are pre- and post-registration nurses' experiences with the flipped classroom method in higher education institutions? It sought to identify which...

Basic life support training: Is student confidence enhanced by advanced levels of simulation?

The study objective was to examine whether the environment (clinical skills lab, classroom, HFS suite) or the level of simulation (LFS or HFS) in BLS training affects the students' confidence..

A study of factors affecting pass rates of level 5 written assessments for undergraduate adult nursing students

To examine the current understanding of why academic grades can decrease when assessments remain unchanged, a review of the current literature was undertaken through a variety of databases and search...

A framework for simulated practice in nurse education

The ASPiH Standards 2023 (ASPiH, 2023) present a comprehensive framework for integrating simulation in healthcare education. This is particularly relevant for nursing, where the Nursing and Midwifery...

Simulation in nursing: the importance of involving service users

Including patients as educators in the development of nursing simulation scenarios and as patient representatives can offer unique perspectives and insights, sharing the lived experience of service...

Practice tutors' readiness to support nursing students who require reasonable adjustments for clinical placement

The main aim of this study was to elicit practice tutors' views on their readiness to support OU nursing students who require reasonable adjustments while on clinical placement. This research also...

Gamifying simulated nursing education: a digital technology approach to enhancing pedagogy and student experience

In June 2022, a team of academics used a cloud-based e-learning authoring tool to develop three games, which were designed with inspiration from the concept of an ‘escape room’. By leveraging the...

Content validity of an instrument for analysing nurses' knowledge of peripherally inserted central catheters

The objective of this study was to develop an instrument for analysing nurses' knowledge about PICCs and evaluate its content validity..

Evaluating the NMC proficiencies framework: perspectives of students and educators 5 years on

In order to gather and collate the views of both educators and students with experience of education journeys under the 2018 standards, a pair of closely linked service evaluations were disseminated....

Simulated patients

One of the consistent challenges in nurse education is the lack of coordination between theory and practice. Students often encounter difficulties in the practical implementation of theoretical...

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