Proposal Title

Decreasing Anxiety in Students through Role-Playing Simulation

Proposal Abstract

Nursing students often feel anxiety when they encounter a new situation or skill that must be performed on a “real person”. Through the use of role-playing simulation, students had the opportunity to perform a postpartum assessment in a safe environment, before performing this skill on a “real person” in the clinical setting. The purpose of this study was to assess if anxiety of the student nurse was reported to be less after the “real person” assessment with the role-playing, simulation group in comparison to the traditional textbook, video viewing group. The findings demonstrated that students who performed the simulation reported the overall experience was of greater help in relieving anxiety and increasing confidence. Currently the study is being repeated for additional data.

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Concourse

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Decreasing Anxiety in Students through Role-Playing Simulation

Concourse

Nursing students often feel anxiety when they encounter a new situation or skill that must be performed on a “real person”. Through the use of role-playing simulation, students had the opportunity to perform a postpartum assessment in a safe environment, before performing this skill on a “real person” in the clinical setting. The purpose of this study was to assess if anxiety of the student nurse was reported to be less after the “real person” assessment with the role-playing, simulation group in comparison to the traditional textbook, video viewing group. The findings demonstrated that students who performed the simulation reported the overall experience was of greater help in relieving anxiety and increasing confidence. Currently the study is being repeated for additional data.