Simulation-Based Learning for Second-Year Nursing Students Amid COVID-19 Pandemic: Knowledge Management Approach

Authors

  • Phanit Leecharoen Boromarajoni of Nursing Songkla, Faculty of Nursing, Phraboromrajchanok Institute
  • Doungmon Trapsinsaree Boromarajoni of Nursing Songkla, Faculty of Nursing, Phraboromrajchanok Institute
  • Napaporn Limpitisathaporn Boromarajoni of Nursing Songkla, Faculty of Nursing, Phraboromrajchanok Institute
  • Jeerapa Nasae Boromarajoni of Nursing Songkla, Faculty of Nursing, Phraboromrajchanok Institute

Keywords:

Simulation-based learning, nursing students, knowledge management, nursing practicum

Abstract

Simulation-based learning can improve nursing students' critical thinking skills and encourage nursing theory implementation. This article aimed to share experiences of managing course specifications of nursing practicum and presented how to use knowledge management processes, acquisition of knowledge, storage of knowledge, distribution of knowledge, and use of knowledge, to develop simulation-based learning during the Covid-19 pandemic. Course specifications and learner activities could be prepared for such a pandemic in a short period through knowledge management processes.  Hybrid Simulation-Based Learning was used in the field experience in Adult Nursing Practicum 1 for second-year nursing students which was conducted from 13 September to 31 October 2021. The result showed that simulation-based learning could be the first choice of teaching method during the pandemic situation and insufficient vaccination yet. The outcomes for all learners after teaching by simulation-based learning were satisfactory. The knowledge in this article can be an example for nurse instructors to develop their teaching in the field of nursing practicum by using simulation-based learning to improve students' learning outcomes, and using knowledge management processes to create simulation-based learning guidelines.

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2022-12-10

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