Prairie View A&M University Studies How Virtual Simulation Affects BSN Students’ Skills, Care, and Confidence
Six organizations received the 2021 Sentinel U® Nursing Simulation Research Grant (SUNSRG) to study how virtual simulation can improve nursing students’ learning outcomes. Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU), one of the grant recipients, used Sentinel U’s Prioritization of Care® Adult Medical/Surgical Care virtual clinical simulation to measure key indicators for patient care.
With Sentinel U’s help, Prairie View A&M University conducted a descriptive comparative (N=87) study to see if using the Prioritization of Care® Adult Medical/Surgical Care virtual clinical simulation improves nursing students’ clinical decision-making skills, prioritization of care, and confidence. PVAMU used the reliable and valid Creighton Clinical Evaluation Instrument (CCE-I) to measure the impact of the simulation. Laura Gonzalez, PhD, APRN, CNE, CHSE- A, ANEF, FAA – Sentinel U’s Vice President of Healthcare Innovations – mentored the university on using the simulations and conducting the research.