Using virtual simulation to teach community health nursing students about public health nursing
Journal of Community Health Nursing
Purpose: To evaluate the effectiveness of a community/public health nursing virtual simulation. Design: Mixed-methods study. Methods: Sample (N = 121) consisted of community health nursing students, who completed a pretest, virtual simulation, posttest, and satisfaction and self-confidence in learning scale.Findings: Majority of participants’ scores increased from pretest to posttest, and most participants agreed or strongly agreed with statements regarding satisfaction and self-confidence in learning; material learned and found most helpful, as well as knowledge application/utilization plans for practice were revealed. Conclusions: Community/public health nursing virtual simulation was effective at increasing participants’ knowledge, and satisfaction and self-confidence in learning.Clinical Evidence: Virtual simulation is a strategy to improve students’ knowledge of community/public health nursing.
Link to Published Version
Hoffman, J. L., & Argeros, G. (2021). Using virtual simulation to teach community health nursing students about public health nursing. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 38(4), 244–252. https://doi.org/10.1080/07370016.2021.1972248