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Title: Easing student transition to graduate nurse: A simulated professional learning environment (SIMPLE) for final year student nurses
Authors: Liaw, S.Y.
Koh, Y.
Dawood, R. 
Kowitlawakul, Y. 
Zhou, W. 
Lau, S.T. 
Keywords: Clinical practice
Interprofessional education
Partnership with practicing nurses
Role of staff nurse
Transition to graduate nurse
Issue Date: Mar-2014
Citation: Liaw, S.Y., Koh, Y., Dawood, R., Kowitlawakul, Y., Zhou, W., Lau, S.T. (2014-03). Easing student transition to graduate nurse: A simulated professional learning environment (SIMPLE) for final year student nurses. Nurse Education Today 34 (3) : 349-355. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Background: Preparing nursing students for making the transition to graduate nurse is crucial for entry into practice. Final year student nurses at the National University of Singapore (NUS) are required to undergo a consolidated clinical practice to prepare them for their transition to graduate nurse. Aim: To describe the development, implementation and evaluation of a simulation program known as SIMulated Professional Learning Environment (SIMPLE) in preparing the final year student nurses for their clinical practicum in transition to graduate nurse practice. Method: A set of simulation features and best practices were used as conceptual framework to develop and implement the simulation program. 94 final year student nurses participated in the 15-hour SIMPLE program that incorporated multiple simulation scenarios based on actual ward clinical practices. Pre and post-tests were conducted to assess the students' preparedness for their clinical practice in transition to graduate nurse practice. The students also completed a satisfaction questionnaire and open questions to evaluate their simulation experiences. Results: The student nurses demonstrated a significant improvement (t=12.06, p.
Source Title: Nurse Education Today
ISSN: 02606917
DOI: 10.1016/j.nedt.2013.04.026
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