Research Briefs High-Fidelity Simulation and Nursing Student Self-Efficacy: Does Training Help the Little Engines Know They Can?

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Abstract

This study examined the influence of high-fidelity simulation (HFS) training on baccalaureate nursing students’ sense of efficacy for both patient communication and physical care. Juniors in the second semester completed the Nursing Student Self-Efficacy Scale (NSSES) before experiencing HFS training and after eight weeks of twice weekly simulation sessions. Results of the study support the assumption that HFS training may be a valuable tool for increasing nursing students’ efficacy for aspects of clinical practice.

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