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Leveraging Partnerships: Nursing Student Veteran-Centered Simulation In Situ

Published:April 13, 2017DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2017.02.001

      Abstract

      Background

      Veterans receive care in multiple health systems, requiring a nursing workforce to recognize their unique needs.

      Methods

      Through our University’s relationship with the Veteran’s Administration Nursing Academic Partnership, an in situ simulation was designed and implemented to enhance nursing students learning of veteran-centered care.

      Results

      METI Simulation Effectiveness Tool responses (n = 23) were overwhelmingly positive. Paired t-test measured student knowledge gains. Post-simulation test scores were 16.6% higher (±15.2%) than on pre-test; statistically significant (t = 4.09, df = 13, and p = .001).

      Conclusion

      Leveraging clinical partnerships to perform simulation experiences in-situ is an effective teaching strategy to teach nursing students veteran-centered care.

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