Student perceptions of electronic health record use in simulation

Debra A. Jansen


Background/Objectives: Use of an electronic health record (EHR) system is a necessary part of the educational experience of nursing students. The purposes of this evaluation project were to ascertain from baccalaureate nursing students their perceptions of the importance of an EHR system and simulation to their education and their evaluations of one particular simulation/EHR system (S/EHR).

Methods: Sixteen baccalaureate nursing students completed a survey, following use of the S/EHR in simulated clinical practice.

Results: Despite technical challenges, the majority of students agreed the S/EHR was realistic, easy to work with, and increased their confidence and ability to safely provide patient care and administer medications. The majority felt it was important for the nursing program to use some type of EHR and desired more simulations.

Conclusions: The S/EHR contributed to the realism of the simulation experiences. Considerations are provided for nursing programs needing to obtain and implement an EHR system for educational purposes.


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Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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