Enhancing Learning through Simulation Activities

Lisa McDavid
2013 Journal of Nursing & Care  
Simulation activities performed in nursing programs can provide many learning opportunities for nursing students. Real life simulation activities, allow students to put their knowledge into practice, while recognizing areas of weakness that need improvement. The environment to perform these activities is a safe learning environment to allow students to make and recognize mistakes prior to entering the career field. Debriefing activities allow for reflection to encourage students to
more » ... and recognize areas for improvement. Faculty encourage students and assist in improving areas of weakness. By participating in the activities, student's cognitive and psychomotor skills can be enhanced and students can gain a better understanding of didactic material. Nursing and Care McDavid, J Nurs Care 2014, 3:6 http://dx. Simulation is a tool used in several careers to facilitate a safe learning environment. The military and airline pilot training programs use simulation to train personnel prior to engaging in combat or piloting an aircraft. Simulation is a useful tool for careers with ongoing learning, which is why it is so useful, not only in nursing education,
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