Monday, October 19, 2009

Evaluating the Use of Standardized Patients in Undergraduate Psychiatric Nursing Experiences

New article published by our faculty and lab director about the use of SPs (standardized patients):

Robinson-Smith, G., Bradley, P., & Meakim, C. (2009, November). Evaluating the use of standardized patients in undergraduate psychiatric nursing experiences. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, Vol(5). doi:10.1016/j.ecns.2009.07.001. This is an online journal.

From the abstract: Results suggest the SP interviews increased the overall perceived student self-confidence, critical thinking, and satisfaction with learning. Findings highlight strong and weak areas of perceived clinical skills in students and provide guidelines for teaching psychiatric nursing content.

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