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Norwegian nursing students’ evaluation of vSim® for Nursing

Overview of attention for article published in Advances in Simulation, June 2018
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Norwegian nursing students’ evaluation of vSim® for Nursing
Published in
Advances in Simulation, June 2018
DOI 10.1186/s41077-018-0070-9
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Ingrid Tjoflåt, Tone Knutsen Brandeggen, Ellen Synnøve Strandberg, Dagrunn Nåden Dyrstad, Sissel Eikeland Husebø


vSim® for Nursing is the first web-based platform linked to the nursing education curriculum. It is an American simulation tool, developed in 2014 through a collaboration between Wolters Kluwer Health, Laerdal Medical and the National League for Nursing. To our knowledge, no studies have evaluated vSim® for Nursing from the nursing students' perspective in Norway. The aim of the study was to evaluate second year Norwegian nursing students' experiences with the virtual clinical simulation scenario in surgical nursing from vSim® for Nursing. A descriptive and a convergent mixed method design was utilised. The method comprised a 7-item questionnaire with five open-ended questions. Sixty-five nursing students participated in the study. The majority of Norwegian nursing students evaluated the virtual clinical scenario in surgical nursing from vSim® for Nursing useful, realistic and educational in preparing for clinical placement in surgical care. However, a small portion of the nursing students had trouble understanding and navigating the American vSim® for Nursing program. Introducing virtual simulation tools into the nursing education encompasses faculty and student preparation, guidance from faculty members during the simulation session and support for students who are facing difficulties with the simulation program.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 41 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 15%
Student > Bachelor 6 15%
Researcher 5 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 12%
Other 3 7%
Other 6 15%
Unknown 10 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 18 44%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 5%
Arts and Humanities 1 2%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 2%
Other 5 12%
Unknown 12 29%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 July 2018.
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