Jo Brown and Guy Collins detail how taking part in a simulated public health experience in a pre-registration programme enables students to develop transferable skills for community practice
This second article in a two-part series on embedding simulated practice in the pre-registration nursing curriculum focuses on the nursing students’ journey through a simulation based on the health of a community. Building on the previous article, which explained the scope and importance of simulation (
The experience is centred on public health, simulating the undertaking of a local health needs analysis and the commissioning of services. It incorporates a visit to a geographical area to identify specific health needs, carry out a health needs assessment and a review of commissioned services, and culminates in a bid for public health monies to implement health improvement. Students then undertake a public engagement exercise to publicise their work and develop skills in leadership, communication, team working and the commissioning process.
Primary Health Care. 25, 6, 26-29. doi: 10.7748/phc.25.6.26.e1012Correspondence
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Received: 02 February 2015
Accepted: 16 March 2015
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