Simulation-Based Teaching: A Case Study of Nurse Educators at the University of Botswana (78358)

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Background: Simulation based education has gained momentum in nursing education. During the advent of COVID 19, simulation-based teaching and learning became a useful strategy employed in nursing education globally as the traditional way of delivering content was not possible. Nurse educators are pivotal to the teaching and learning environment that help learners to develop both technical and problem-solving skills essential for patient care. It is crucial therefore, to examine nurse educators’ perceptions on simulation teaching and learning.
Objective: To explore the perceptions of nurse educators regarding the use of simulation teaching and learning strategy.
Methods: A qualitative exploratory case study was conducted, and four (4) nurse educators were purposively selected for data collection. With the permission of participants, individual semi-structured interviews were tape-recorded. Through content analysis, data were systematically analysed and interpreted. Four themes emerged from the study namely, simulation learning as having merits if implemented in a well-resourced environment, positive experiences of facilitating simulated learning, lack of direct interaction of students with patients and challenges of inadequate resources.
Conclusion: The nurse-educators perceived a well-resourced environment, simulation learning as having potential to benefit students. Further research on simulation teaching and learning strategy is needed to expose perceptions of nurse educators at a larger scale.

Dorcas Basetsana Maripe-Perera, University of Botswana, Botswana
Gaonyadiwe Lubinda, University of Botswana, Botswana
Wananani B. Tshiamo, University of Botswna, Botswana
Motshidisi B. Sabone, Independent Scholar, Botswana

About the Presenter(s)
Dr Wananani Tshiamo, an Associate Professor in Nursing at University of Botswana. Her research interest embrace child health, clinical nursing practice issues, and Schistosomiasis. Pediatric Early Warning Signs, and Simulation teaching and learning

Dorcas Basetsana Maripe-Perera, nurse educator at the University of Botswana. Interested in working in disaster areas. Currently involved in a study titled simulation-based teaching and Learning: perceptions of undergraduate students and educators.

Dr Gaonyadiwe Lubinda, a Family Nurse Practitioner, working as a lecturer at the school of nursing, University of Botswana. She holds PhD in Nursing from University of Cape Town. Her research interest is on NCDs and nursing education

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00