Real Life: A Research Project Review

Nursing students have fewer opportunities to practice clinical skills, including and importantly clinical reasoning/judgment, on real patients in today’s healthcare settings. High Fidelity Simulation fills that gap to a limited degree due to its high cost and resource intensive nature. ATI’s Real Life Clinical Reasoning Scenarios were designed to help students practice clinical judgment  using a screen-based, choose-your-own-adventure simulated patient encounter. Researchers from ATI, with the help of expert scenario writers, the Creighton Competency Evaluation Instrument developers, and simulation faculty experts from four colleges around the country, designed a study to test the effect of Real Life use on High Fidelity Simulation performance as a proxy for bedside patient care. The researchers will present a discussion of the study design, results from the pilot conducted in Fall, 2016, along with a preliminary discussion of the full study.