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Simulation-based education in nursing education programmes

The aim is to explore, develop and implement simulation as a pedagogic method in two low-income nurse educational programmes.

This is a shared project between ELOS and SHARE - Centre for Resilience in Healthcare

Specific aims of the project was to strengthen nurse teachers’ knowledge and skills in simulation as a pedagogic method, and to explore nurse students’ and nurse teachers’ experiences with simulation as a pedagogic method in Tanzania and Madagascar.

Intervention

Simulation sessions with 3rd year nurse students in Tanzania and 1st / 2nd year nurse students in Madagascar. Workshop, teaching and supervision in simulation-based education as a pedagogic method among nurse teachers in Tanzania and Madagascar. 

Design/ Method

The study has a qualitative and quantitative design. The data was collected by means of 1) Questionnaire, 2) Pre-post multiple-choice test and 3) Focus groups with nurse students and teachers. The data were collected from November 2017- May 2019.

Ethical clearance from National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) in Tanzania obtained, research clearance from COSTECH, Tanzania obtained.

Project Group

Ingrid Tjoflåt, Professor in Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences
Bodil Bø Våga, Associate Professor in Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences
Paulo Mandangi, Principal, Haydom School of Nursing, Tanzania,
Dr Hanitra Ralaitafika, Principal Malagasy Lutheran Institute of Nursing Education, Madagascar
Mr. Ligmas Samwel, Ministry of Health, Tanzania
Hege Ersdal, Associate Professor, Stavanger University Hospital 

Simulation-based education in nursing education programmes

Nursing students from Madagascar