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Keywords

Cultural sensitivity, Low-tech simulation, Student nurses

 

Authors

  1. Ruth-Sahd, Lisa A. DEd, RN, CEN, CCRN
  2. Schneider, Melissa A. DNP, RN-BC, ONC
  3. Strouse, Abigail MS, RN-BC, CBN

Abstract

This article focuses on the advancement of nursing education and practice through implementing "low-tech" simulation in a fundamentals nursing course to foster an awareness of scope of practice and interdisciplinary teamwork and collaboration to prepare student nurses for their critical care clinical experience. The integration of low-tech simulation during the students' first clinical course at 2 different times during the semester was utilized to accomplish this awareness. This article was added to the scant published articles that highlight the benefits of low-tech simulation in a fundamentals of nursing course.