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Journal of Clinical & Community Medicine

Research ArticleOpen Access

Improving Nursing Students’ Learning: Using the Standardized Patient Method in Patient Education Lesson Volume 1 - Issue 4

Ashrafalsadat Hakim*

  • Nursing Care Research Center in Chronic Diseases, Department of Nursing, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran

Received: February 03, 2020   Published: February 13, 2020

Corresponding author: Ashrafalsadat Hakim, Nursing Care Research Center in Chronic Diseases, Department of Nursing, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran


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Introduction: A standardized patient is a modern educational method that can develop clinical decision making. Educational professionals believe in the field of medicine the use of standardized patient is a way to complete Educational experiences of Medical Group students. Therefore, this study aimed to determine the promotion of nursing students’ learning using the standardized patient method in the patient education lesson.

Methods: The method of Standardized patient for 8 consecutive years (2012-2020) was used for nursing students. In this study, for presentation the lesson of patient education used from the method of Standardized patient for 120 undergraduate nursing students (semesters 3) and 80 discontinuous undergraduate nursing students (semester 2). This way after the organize groups Based on the executable selective topics (Common health problems in the community) by the students done in assigned places and class hours (10 sessions, 2 hours) that was determined by the education department in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. It should be mentioned that the students after the education to do essential practices at different times. As well as the students participated with the written informed consent in educational sessions and workouts the program of Standardized patient. Finally, the total score of students were categorized into 3 groups: score80-100 for full satisfaction of the implementation of the method, score 60-79 for moderate satisfaction, score below 60 for low satisfaction.

Results: The results of Independent t-test showed that between the mean scores of survey form completed by students there is a significant difference between the two groups (p=0.001). Conclusion: Generally, the study findings show that the educational program based on the standardized patient would be effective in the development of clinical decision-making of nursing students.

Keywords: Standardized patient; Education; Learning; Nursing student

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