Korean J Women Health Nurs.  2014 Dec;20(4):246-254. 10.4069/kjwhn.2014.20.4.246.

Effect of Simulation-based Practice by applying Problem based Learning on Problem Solving Process, Self-confidence in Clinical Performance and Nursing Competence

  • 1Department of Nursing, Ansan University, Ansan, Korea. sya414@ansan.ac.kr


The purpose of this study was to analyze the effectiveness of simulation-based maternity nursing practice by applying problem based learning (PBL) on the problem solving process, self-confidence in clinical performance and nursing competence of nursing students.
This study was one group pre-posttest design, with 123 third year nursing students. Data were collected from March 19 to May 29, 2013 as the students completed their simulation practice class. Students completed a survey about their problem solving process, self-confidence, and nursing competence at the beginning and the end of the class.
Students' problem solving process, self-confidence, and nursing competence showed significant improvements after the simulation-based maternity nursing practice.
Therefore, it is recommended that current maternity nursing curriculum should be reviewed and improved, and the students should be provided variety of simulation-based education and maternity nursing skills.


Simulation; Maternity nursing; Problem solving; Competence

MeSH Terms

Infant, Newborn
Maternal-Child Nursing
Mental Competency*
Problem Solving*
Problem-Based Learning*
Students, Nursing

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