Effectiveness of online simulation training: Measuring faculty knowledge, perceptions, and intention to adopt Journal Article


Authors: Kim, S; Park, C; O'Rourke, J
Article Title: Effectiveness of online simulation training: Measuring faculty knowledge, perceptions, and intention to adopt
Abstract: BACKGROUND: Best practice standards of simulation recommend standardized simulation training for nursing faculty. Online training may offer an effective and more widely available alternative to in-person training. OBJECTIVES: Using the Theory of Planned Behavior, this study evaluated the effectiveness of an online simulation training program, examining faculty#39;s foundational knowledge of simulation as well as perceptions and intention to adopt. DESIGN: One-group pretest-posttest design. SETTING: A large school of nursing with a main campus and five regional campuses in the Midwestern United States. PARTICIPANTS: Convenience sample of 52 faculty participants. METHODS: Knowledge of foundational simulation principles was measured by pre/post-training module quizzes. Perceptions and the intention to adopt simulation were measured using the Faculty Attitudes and Intent to Use Related to the Human Patient Simulator questionnaire. RESULTS: There was a significant improvement in faculty knowledge after training and observable improvements in attitudes. Attitudes significantly influenced the intention to adopt simulation (B=2.54, plt;0.001). CONCLUSIONS: Online simulation training provides an effective alternative for training large numbers of nursing faculty who seek to implement best practice of standards within their institutions.
Journal Title: Nurse education today
Volume: 51
ISSN: 1532-2793; 0260-6917
Publisher: Elsevier Inc  
Journal Place: Scotland
Date Published: 2017
Start Page: 102
End Page: 107
Language: eng
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Notes: LR: 20170627; CI: Copyright (c) 2016; JID: 8511379; OTO: NOTNLM; 2016/06/29 00:00 [received]; 2016/12/07 00:00 [revised]; 2016/12/22 00:00 [accepted]; 2017/01/04 06:00 [pubmed]; 2017/06/28 06:00 [medline]; 2017/01/04 06:00 [entrez]; ppublish