Title

Effect of Electronic Interactive Simulation on Senior Bachelor of Science in Nursing Students' Critical Thinking and Clinical Judgment Skills

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-2015

Originally Published In

Clinical Simulation in Nursing

Volume Number

11

Issue Number

2

Page Numbers

126–133

Abstract

Background

Novice nurses' lack of clinical experience is a significant concern in today's complex health care environment.

Method

A randomized controlled trial compared the effects of an electronic interactive simulation (EIS) to traditional paper case study simulation on the critical thinking disposition and clinical judgment skills of senior baccalaureate nursing students.

Results

Participants who used EIS over a 2-week period increased their scores for critical thinking disposition overall and on three subscales.

Conclusions

This study's findings supported EIS as a viable option for experiential learning to enhance clinical judgment skills in bachelor of science in nursing students.