Simulation? What do you think? Did it prepare you for clinical practice?

My name is Ashlee Fettig and I am currently obtaining my Master of Science degree in Nursing Education at the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND. I am conducting a research study that will explore perceptions of nurses who have graduated within the last two years and have worked as a registered nurse for less than two years regarding the influence that high-fidelity simulation experiences in their undergraduate education affected preparedness to enter clinical practice. This research is being completed to fulfill the thesis requirement for my Master’s Degree through the University of Mary.

I am looking for participants to interview to learn about their experiences regarding high-fidelity simulation that they had as part of their undergraduate education and how they perceived its influence on their preparedness to enter clinical practice. This research study will help me gain insight regarding the influence that high-fidelity simulation had on preparedness for new graduate nurses to enter clinical practice. This information will be used by educators to evaluate if this teaching methodology can properly prepare nursing students to provide safe care upon entering clinical practice.

Thank you for your consideration of participation in this study. If you have graduated from a baccalaureate program, have worked as a registered nurse for less than two years and wish to participate, please contact Ashlee Fettig at (701) 400-3568 or affettig1@umary.edu for more information or to schedule an interview. Participants must be able to meet in-person in Bismarck for a confidential interview. If you have any questions about this interview, you may also contact my thesis chair, Dr. Julie Klein at (701) 355-8106.