Clinical Simulation Experiences of Newly Licensed Registered Nurses

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      • Present realistic and complex scenarios using high-fidelity equipment.
      • Include debriefing and evaluation to maximize learning.
      • Design simulation using International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning best practices.



      The use of simulation for educating nurses has increased exponentially as it can augment or replace training in traditional clinical settings. Despite this increase, there is a lack of evidence about how to use simulation effectively to educate and prepare nurses for practice.


      For this descriptive exploratory study, 10 newly graduated registered nurses were interviewed about their simulation experiences.

      Results and Conclusion

      Data analysis yielded four themes and eight recommendations that can help inform simulation use in nursing programs and further research about using simulation to prepare newly graduated nurses for professional practice.


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