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Keywords

clinical nursing education, clinical sites, nursing education, pediatric nursing, simulation

 

Authors

  1. Pohl, Carla DNP, APRN-CNM
  2. Jarvill, Melissa MSN, RN
  3. Akman, Olcay PhD
  4. Clark, Sarah MSN, RN

Abstract

Consolidation and regionalization in pediatric acute care hospitals have limited clinical opportunities for prelicensure nursing students. The use of schools as primary learning sites offers an opportunity for a combined pediatric and public health clinical experience for nursing students. The purpose of the study was to compare pediatric knowledge and clinical simulation performance between hospital- and community-based pediatric clinical experiences. Study results indicated no difference between groups based on knowledge or simulation scores.