Author

Ann Dougherty

Date of Paper/Work

12-2014

Type of Paper/Work

Scholarly project

Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing

Department

Nursing

Advisor(s)

Kathleen Kalb

Abstract

Due to budget cuts to private and public mental health facilities, there have been limits to clinical placement sites in mental health for undergraduate baccalaureate nursing programs. This project explored whether simulation using standardized patients (SPs) could supplement some of the mental health clinical by reviewing the published literature about simulation using SPs as an adjunct to mental health clinical in undergraduate baccalaureate nursing programs. This literature review identified a dearth of studies about simulation using SPs in mental health undergraduate baccalaureate nursing programs (Brown, 2008). The outcome of this literature review discovered that simulation using SPs is a useful tool to develop student competence and confidence, decrease anxiety and fear, and enhance the use of therapeutic communication techniques in the mental health setting. There is a need for more studies about simulation using SPs in mental health undergraduate nursing education.

Department/School

Nurse Educator

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