Perceptions about the Self-Learning Methodology in Simulated Environments in Nursing Students: A Mixed Study
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AuthorDíaz Agea, José Luis; Ramos Morcillo, Antonio Jesús; Amo Stién, Francisco José; Ruzafa Martínez, María; Hueso Montoro, César; Leal Costa, César
Self-directed learningPeer learningClinical simulationNursing students
Díaz Agea, J. L., Ramos-Morcillo, A. J., Amo Setien, F. J., Ruzafa-Martínez, M., Hueso-Montoro, C., & Leal-Costa, C. (2019). Perceptions about the Self-Learning Methodology in Simulated Environments in Nursing Students: A Mixed Study. International journal of environmental research and public health, 16(23), 4646.
The self-learning methodology in simulated environments (MAES©) is an active method of education. The aim of this study was to analyze the perceptions and opinions of undergraduate and graduate nursing students about the self-learning methodology in simulated environments. A mixed, cross-sectional, descriptive study based on a survey tool made ad hoc (quantitative approach) and an open questionnaire (qualitative approach) was carried out. A sample of 149 undergraduate and 25 postgraduate nursing students were tested. The score was high for all the variables of the questionnaire analyzed: for perception of simulation performance, M = 73.5 (SD = 14.5), for motivation, M = 23.9 (SD = 5.9), for the opinion about facilitators, M = 25.9 (SD = 4.5), and for the promotion of team work, M = 16.9 (SD = 3.4). Five dimensions were identified and evaluated in the qualitative research. The students were pleased with MAES© and had a positive perception, since they considered that MAES© increased their learning.