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Making the most of person-centred education by integrating flipped and simulated teaching: An exploratory study

Saunders, A, Green, R and Cross, M ORCID: 0000-0001-5526-4650 2017 , 'Making the most of person-centred education by integrating flipped and simulated teaching: An exploratory study' , Nurse Education in Practice, vol. 27 , pp. 71-77 , doi:

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Preparing a person-centred nursing workforce to work in diverse settings is a global health priority. Nursing students' first placement experience is a key transitional moment that shapes professional understanding and motivation to become a nurse. This paper reports the outcomes of combining flipped and simulated learning to enhance nursing students' understanding of person-centred care, the professional nursing role and preparation for placement. The study design was exploratory, the setting, an undergraduate nursing program in an Australian University. Participants included first year nursing students, academic tutors and clinical facilitators. Data collected via survey, semistructured interviews and focus group discussion were analysed descriptively and thematically. Over 90% of students surveyed considered the unit structure, content and resources prepared them well for placement. Pre-class preparation and simulated tutorial activities facilitated student engagement and knowledge translation. Students, tutors and clinical facilitators valued the person-centred approach. Tutors considered the unit materials and focus enhanced students' professional understanding. Clinical facilitators deemed students well-prepared for placement. These results from multiple perspectives, though limited, support combining the flipped classroom and person-centred simulation in nursing education as a strategy to prepare students for clinical placement, translate person-centred values into practice and promote professional understanding and role socialisation.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Saunders, A and Green, R and Cross, M
Keywords: Flipped classroom, person-centred care, role socialisation, simulated learning
Journal or Publication Title: Nurse Education in Practice
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
ISSN: 1471-5953
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