Effect of High-Fidelity Simulation on Advanced Placement (LPN-RN) Students on Professional Caring Behaviors

Effect of High-Fidelity Simulation on Advanced Placement (LPN-RN) Students on Professional Caring Behaviors

The purpose of this DNP project was to explore whether the use of high-fidelity simulation in place of time spent with real patients affects professional caring behaviors. Since manikins do not have the capacity to respond to touch, tone of voice, or other aspects of caring independent of the simulation coordinator’s actions, there is an absence of feedback to the nursing student’s caring behaviors. While the advanced placement (LPN-RN) nursing students learned about professional caring during their LPN program and subsequent work experience, the project focused on the difference in scores on the Caring Behaviors Inventory (Wolf et al., 1994) before and after the use of high-fidelity simulation in place of time spent with real patients.