Effectiveness of simulation preparation on novice nurses' competence and self-efficacy in a multiple-patient simulation

Ashley E. Franklin, Paula Gubrud-Howe, Stephanie Sideras, Christopher Lee

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This study examined the influence of three simulation preparation methods (expert modeling/intervention, voice-over PowerPoint/active control, and reading assignments/passive control) on improving novice nurses' competence and self-efficacy for providing care to multiple simulated patients. Both competence and self-efficacy were measured at baseline and following a five-week intervention. Twenty senior pre-licensure nursing students participated in the trial. One-way ANOVAs and parametric/nonparametric correlations were used. Voice-over PowerPoint and expert modeling resulted in greater improvements in self-efficacy compared with traditional reading assignments as simulation preparation. However, there was no relationship between change in competence and self-efficacy over time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)324-325
Number of pages2
JournalNursing Education Perspectives
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2015



  • Competence
  • High-fidelity simulation
  • Novice nurses
  • Nursing education
  • Self-efficacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Medicine(all)
  • Education

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