The effectiveness of simulation in advancing quality and safety education for nurses-based competency in accelerated nursing students

Samira Moughrabi, Debra R. Wallace


Newly licensed Registered Nurses (RNs) have an obligation to be safe and effective in their first job. The transition of nursing graduates to the new RN role should ensure the key components of safety and effectiveness are present. Transitions can be made more effective through the use of simulations. Rubrics can be used in simulations to help validate progression in learning from simple to more complex care concepts. A study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of the use of simulations utilizing rubrics to assess progression in performance in second degree students enrolled in an accelerated nursing program. Findings indicate that the use of simulation, utilizing Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN)-based rubrics for assessment, can improve competence in patient care and safety, thus contributing to a successful transition to practice.

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Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

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

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