Effectiveness of High-Fidelity Simulation as Learning Innovation in Clinical Nursing Education: A Systematic Review of Open-Access Articles
The use of High-Fidelity Simulations (HFS) and the processes that go along with it has already been proven as an effective learning innovation and pedagogical approach in nursing education by many research studies. However, the presentation of those specific learnings has been generalized in broad and common terms. In general, this systematic review critically synthesizes existing scientific articles where specific areas in the teaching and learning process, after the use of high-fidelity simulation is found to be highly effective for practicing nurses, can be analyzed. This is a systematic review using a meta-synthesis of research studies from the Scopus database in 2021 that covered the effectiveness of HFS in clinical nursing. After screening the documents, 8 studies were selected which resulted in the identification of specific learning areas according to different scenarios, and the conceptualization of themes that can be used to classify students’ and teachers’ learnings. The learning experiences simply can't be classified into three general terms knowledge, performance, and confidence as those learning areas are best presented and deduced according to many scenarios.