Student-led simulation: preparing students for leadership
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Student-led simulation: preparing students for leadership

Sharon Edwards Senior lecturer, Pre-qualifying nursing, Buckinghamshire New University, Uxbridge, England
Mandy Lee Senior lecturer, Buckinghamshire New University, Uxbridge, England
Kelly Sluman Skills and simulation area technician, Buckinghamshire New University, Uxbridge, England

It is vital to prepare nurses to become informed leaders with the required knowledge and skills to support effective patient care and outcomes. This article describes an innovative teaching method that enables students to create simulation scenarios based on their clinical experiences, to lead simulations and to take part in self-reflection and peer review activities. The article shows how the method can help prepare nursing students to become future leaders by allowing them to practise ‘real-life’, real-time leadership skills, and apply theory to practice in the safety of a simulated scenario.

Nursing Management. doi: 10.7748/nm.2018.e1778

Citation

Edwards S, Lee M, Sluman K (2018) Student-led simulation: preparing students for leadership. Nursing Management. doi: 10.7748/nm.2018.e1778

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double‑blind review and has been checked for plagiarism using automated software

Correspondence

sharon.edwards@bucks.ac.uk

Conflict of interest

None declared

Published online: 25 October 2018

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