Nursing studies

Simulation gives nursing students a short-cut to confidence

A training room using actors and manikins to simulate emergencies requiring clinical decisions is succeeding in instilling confidence in nursing students

A training room using actors and manikins to simulate emergencies requiring clinical decisions is succeeding in instilling confidence in nursing students

As a nursing student, trying to gain real life experience of managing a critical incident without jeopardising patient safety was once unachievable.

But a new simulation suite at Chester University is enabling health and social care students to practise their skills while avoiding compromising patients’ well-being.

‘We wanted to provide immersive environments that support students to develop their skills and competences, so they feel confident to take on their role as soon as they walk into their first job,’ explains senior lecturer Stewart Rickels, the university’s faculty co-ordinator

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