Online Program

Implementation and Evaluation of HOME Health Simulation to Improve PRE-Licensure Bachelor of Science Nursing Students' Learning: An Action Research Study

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Kathryn Kollowa, Ed.D MSN RN, Platt College, Aurora, CO
This action-based research study used a descriptive triangulation process, which included quantitative and qualitative methods to analyze nursing students’ perceptions of learning using home health simulation in a community health course for a BSN nursing program. The simulation included a home health simulation with a high-fidelity mannequin. The study was performed at a private, proprietary 36-month baccalaureate (pre-licensure) nursing program. The research study was introduced to students in the community health course during the Spring and Summer quarters of 2013. The data collection in this study includes measurements from pre- and post-survey questionnaires, observations during the simulation process, and focus group interviews related to the home health simulation experience and the home health nursing role. The instruments focused on the Quality Safety and Education in Nursing (QSEN) competencies of patient-centered care, safety, teamwork/collaboration, evidence-based practice, and quality improvement. The Mann Whitney U test was completed on the June and August cohorts to identify any statistically significant differences between the groups’ experience. Thematic coding was analyzed from the focus group interviews to identity patterns in student learning in the home health nursing role and setting. The conclusion is that the implementation of home health simulation can enhance student learning and better prepare them for the required competencies of a graduate nurse.

Learning Areas:

Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Public health or related education
Public health or related nursing
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Describe the value of nursing student perception using alternative practical application method of learning (home health simulation). Discuss the challenges of nursing student practicing skills in an unfamiliar setting(home health).

Keyword(s): Community-Based Health, Nursing Education

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I completed my doctorate of education dissertation at Capella University on this action based research.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.