The Effect of High Reality Simulation on Nursing Students’ Knowledge, Satisfaction, and Self-Confidence Levels in Learning

Dincer B., Ataman H.

International Journal of Caring Sciences, vol.13, no.2, pp.894-900, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Caring Sciences
  • Page Numbers: pp.894-900


Background: Many benefits of using the simulation method in nursing education have been reported. Aim: The study was conducted to determine the effect of simulation method on nursing students’ knowledge, satisfaction and self-confidence levels in learning. Methodology: 61 students were randomly assigned to the experimental and control groups. The effect of simulation about diabetes and hypoglycemia on students' knowledge, satisfaction and self-confidence levels in learning was evaluated. Results: No significant difference was found between the diabetes and hypoglycemia knowledge pretest mean scores of the experimental and control groups (p>0,05). Diabetes and hypoglycemia knowledge post-test and 1st month scores of the experimental group were statistically significantly higher than the control group (p=0,00; p<0,01). Conclusions: Satisfaction and self-confidence levels of those who received education with simulation were high. Using simulation in nursing education increased students' knowledge, satisfaction and self-confidence levels.