Repeated Simulation Experience on Self-Confidence, Critical Thinking, and Competence of Nurses and Nursing Students—An Integrative Review

Koukab Abdullah Al Gharibi, MSN*, Judie Arulappan, MSc(N), PhD, DNSc

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Background: Simulation is the most adopted teaching methodology in nursing education. Objectives: This article investigated the outcome of repeated simulation experience on self-confidence, critical thinking, knowledge, competence, and satisfaction of nurses and nursing students. Methods: The Scholarly literature published in English for the period of 2011 to 2019 was reviewed. Results: Repeated simulation enhances students’ self-confidence, knowledge, competence, critical thinking, and satisfaction. Conclusions: Repetitive simulation experience is valued by the nurse educators as a valuable teaching methodology to reinforce the student's learning outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
JournalSAGE Open Nursing
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • nursing faculty
  • nursing students
  • nursing theory, nursing simulation
  • undergraduate nursing programs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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