3044-19: Learning and Teaching Outcomes of an Undergraduate Simulation Assignment in Mental Health Nursing

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3044-19: Learning and Teaching Outcomes of an Undergraduate Simulation Assignment in Mental Health Nursing

This presentation describes the planning, implementation, and evaluation of a complex simulation assignment incorporated into a large enrollment (N=152) undergraduate course in mental health nursing. Student groups planned, performed, and presented a simulated home visit that required "in the moment" nursing actions in response to patient distress.

  Linda Denise Oakley, PhD, RN; Zhiyuan Effy Yu, BSN, RN, PhDc; Katherine Stahl, MSN, RN-BC, PHN

Disclosures:  The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label use of medications will not be discussed during this presentation.

Session Length:
  27 minutes

Target Audience:  RN

Learning Outcome:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the key steps in designing and evaluating a complex mental health simulated learning assignment for undergraduate nursing students.

Keywords: Simulation, Transformative Education, Evaluation 

Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
0.5 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Originally Presented
APNA 33rd Annual Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana

The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2022

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