Impact of Simulation-Enhanced Pharmacology Education in Prelicensure Nursing Education

Jill S Sanko, Mary Mckay

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Student and novice nurses are susceptible to committing medication errors related to lack of experience. To address medication safety, a quasi-experimental design (N = 120) was used to test the effect of adding simulation to an undergraduate nursing pharmacology course on students' confidence and competence, medication adverse events, and observed medication administration practices. Students who received simulation-enhanced pharmacology demonstrated important improvements in medication administration safety. Implementing simulation in nursing pharmacology curriculum is consistent with recommendations to implement Quality and Safety Education for Nurses competencies into nursing education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S32-S37
JournalNurse Educator
Issue number5 S Supplement 1
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Fundamentals and skills
  • LPN and LVN
  • Review and Exam Preparation


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