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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 2
First page : ( 175) Last page : ( 178)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2017.00036.9

Effectiveness of Sim-Lab Versus Traditional Lab Training on Maternity Nursing Students’ based on performance evaluation in University of Hail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Dr. Venkatakrishnan Indra Selvam*

Professor, Dept. of Maternal and Child Health Nursing, University of Hail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

*Corresponding Author Email: indra.selvam1@gmail.com

Online published on 23 June, 2017.


Effective clinical teaching method should positively affects student performance. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of sim-lab versus traditional lab training on maternity nursing students ’performance. A comparative quasi experimental study was utilized. The study conducted at clinical maternity laboratory skill at Nursing College, Hail University. A convenient sample of 36 students included in the study, those students were divided into two equal groups (simulated and traditional). Using a high fidelity simulation, procedure was developed to teach student postpartum skills. Data were collected through two tools; Tool 1: self-administered questionnaire sheet to assess students’ data and clinical lab preparedness. Tool II: Student's performance assessment tool, in addition to supportive material related to simulation. The research would be able to recommend integration of sim-lab as a clinical teaching method in maternity student teaching curriculum; further researches are needed to evaluate the effect of sim-lab versus other types of clinical teaching methods on student competency.



Sim-lab, clinical teaching, students’ performance.


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