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Simulated community spaces and nurses' practice preparedness: a thematic inquiry
Background: The paper reports findings of a study examining how the construction of simulated spaces influences undergraduate nursing students’ preparedness for practice.
Methods: A descriptive exploratory design comprising field observation, group interviews and focus groups elicited data which was analysed thematically.
Results: The construction of simulation space influences how students respond to clinical contexts by highlighting tacitly held values, strengthening critical thinking and promoting confidence.
Conclusions: Simulation space is a physical reflection of the dominant values underpinning nursing curricula. Its design and construction can enhance students’ preparedness for practice and is a critical feature of contemporary nurse education curricula.
Publication titleClinical Simulation in Nursing
Department/SchoolSchool of Nursing
PublisherInternational Nursing Association of Clinical and Simulated Learning (INACSL)
Place of publicationUSA
Rights statementCopyright 2014 International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning