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Title

Using virtual simulation to teach community health nursing students about public health nursing

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2021

Department/School

Nursing

Publication Title

Journal of Community Health Nursing

Abstract

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

10.1080/07370016.2021.1972248

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