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  1. Norris, Heather DNP, RN
  2. New, Keri DNP, RN
  3. Hinsberg, Francis DO, MA


A rural community hospital provided a pilot patient deterioration simulation education for new graduate nurses in an attempt to advance the utilization of an existing rapid response team. Pre- and post-intervention self-confidence scores demonstrated a large effect size and a clinically significant eta squared value (.48). The participants successfully completed most of the simulation competencies. This pilot project supports further studies exploring new graduate nurses' self-confidence levels and competency performance with patient deterioration simulation education.