In the current health care environment, caring for the increasing numbers of seriously ill patients require novice nurses to use advanced, intuitive clinical decision-making skills like those of more experienced nurses. Educators are charged with developing instructional strategies to enhance clinical decision-making skills. The purpose of this quantitative study was to investigate the relationship between simulation as an instructional strategy and the use of intuition in clinical decision making among associate degree nursing students. In addition, the influence of age on student performance during simulation and the use of intuition in clinical decision making was examined. An explanatory, correlational design was conducted to examine the relationship between simulation, as measured by the Creighton Simulation Evaluation Instrument (Todd et al., 2008) and the use of intuition in clinical decision making, as measured by Rew’s (2000) Acknowledges Use of Intuition in Nursing Scale. Results from the study found a slight but statically significant relationship between simulation and the use of intuition and no relationship between age and the use of intuition. Indications for future research include further analysis of the concept of intuition and its role in clinical decision making.
|Commitee:||Hartshorn, Jeanette, Wang, Chunxue|
|School Location:||United States -- Minnesota|
|Source:||DAI-B 77/08(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Adult education, Nursing|
|Keywords:||Associate degree, Clinical, Decision making, Intuition, Simulation, Students|
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