Sim-Lab Versus Traditional Lab Training On Maternity Nursing Students' Satisfaction & Self-Confidence

Mostafa, Eman ; metwaly, sabah ; M Ahmed 


Abstract:Effective clinical teaching method should positively affects student satisfaction. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of sim-lab versus traditional lab training on maternity nursing students' satisfaction & self-confidence. A comparative quasi experimental study was utilized. The study conducted at clinical maternity laboratory skill at faculty of nursing Ain Shams University. A convenient sample of two hundred students included in the study, those students were divided into two equal groups (simulated and traditional). Using a high fidelity simulation, procedure was developed to teach student postpartum skills. Data were collected through two tools; Tool 1: self-administered questionnaire sheet to assess students’ data &clinical lab preparedness.Tool II: Student's satisfaction & self-confidence assessment tool to evaluate student satisfactionwith teaching strategy & theirself-confidence, in addition to supportive material related to simulation. The study revealed that therewere significance differences between simulated group and traditional group in students' satisfaction related to clinical teaching method, and their self-confidence.The study concluded that sim-lab as a clinical teaching strategy is effective on enhancing students' satisfaction and level of confidence. The researchers recommended integrating sim-lab as a clinical teaching method in maternity student teaching curriculum; further researches are needed to evaluate the effect of sim-lab versus other types of clinicalteaching methods on student competency.

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Keywords Key wards:sim-lab, satisfaction, self-confidence, clinical teaching
Issue Date 2-Mar-2016
Journal IOSR Journal of Nursing and Health Science (IOSR-JNHS) e-ISSN: 2320–1959.p- ISSN: 2320–1940 Volume 5, Issue 2 Ver. IV 
Series/Report no. 5;2
ISSN 2320 – 1959

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