Exploring nurse faculty decisions related to virtual simulation during a global pandemic: A quantitative descriptive study
Dr. Karen Braccialarghe, EdD, RN, is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Hartford. She earned her Doctorate in Nursing Education from Southern Connecticut State University in 2022. She earned a Master’s of Science in Nursing from Elms College in 2016 and a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Salem State University in 2003.
Dr. Braccialarghe teaches and coordinates nursing courses in the undergraduate program to all grade levels within the program across the curriculum. Dr. Braccialarghe's areas of interest in research include improving simulation as a teaching strategy, identifying gaps in transition to practice for new graduate nurses, and providing equity to clinical experiences among undergraduate nursing students.
For the past twenty years, Dr. Braccialarghe's bedside nursing career has been in pediatric critical care. She has her pediatric critical care registered nurse certification (PCCRN) and holds a per diem staff position in the PICU at Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford, CT. Dr. Braccialarghe is a member of the Association of Critical Care Nurses and is ACLS and PALS certified.
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This research evaluates academic nurse faculty’ decisions while implementing virtual simulation as a teaching method before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Secondary purposes of this study were to explore nurse faculty perceptions of the effectiveness of virtual simulation, the barriers and challenges faced while implementing virtual simulation, and perceived effectiveness of student learning outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic while utilizing virtual simulation. A survey, the Virtual Simulation Implementation Evaluation Tool (Braccialarghe, 2021) was developed by the researcher to answer the research questions. The tool was sent to nine simulation experts to rate content validity.
A convenience sample of nurse faculty teaching in the Northeast were recruited to participate in a survey. A conceptual framework of resiliency was used to guide the study. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the findings. Significant findings include the type of virtual simulation that nurse faculty used during COVID-19, the described barriers they experienced while implementing virtual simulation before and during the pandemic, and the perceived effectiveness of virtual simulation on learning outcomes of nursing students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This dissertation has also been disseminated through the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. Dissertation/thesis number: 30244963; ProQuest document ID: 2810811644. The author still retains copyright.
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