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Simulation to practice: developing nursing skills in mental health: an Australian perspective

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posted on 2007-05-22, 00:00 authored by Karen-Leigh Edward, J Hercelinskyj, P Warelow, Ian Munro
A variety of developments in nursing education in Australia including some innovative and exciting models, educational enterprises between education and industry, and evidence of developing strengths in research and professional alliances on a national level have been discussed recently. This paper presents Simulation to Practice as an example of an educational program that can maximise skill mastery for nurses in mental health fields as practised by Deakin University in Victoria, Australia. The program is multimodal and is under-pinned by a problem-solving approach and has an online presentation. The extension of nursing skills through this approach encourages nurses to take theoretical skills to practice during these scenarios which help student nurses to gain experience through simulated real life characters. These sessions, while challenging at the time, were highly valued by students and seen as a beneficial part of their learning as a beginning nurse and often instrumental in moving comprehensively trained students into mental health careers.

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Journal

International electronic journal of health education

Volume

10

Pagination

60 - 64

Publisher

American Association for Health Education

Location

Carbondale, Ill.

ISSN

1529-1944

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2007, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

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