Impact of Clinical Simulation on Student's Levels of Motivation, Satisfaction and Self-Confidence in Learning Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing


  • Safaa Ibrahem Shattla, Nabila Elsayed Sabola, Hanaa Mohamed Abo Shereda, Reda Abdel Latif, Gehan Ahmed Abed


Clinical Simulation, Motivation, Satisfaction, Self-Confidence.


Background: Clinical simulation is a technique to replicate real-world environment that is safe for teaching and experimentation. It bridges the gap between classroom learning and real-life clinical experiences.  It is a new trend in medical education in Egypt with few research discussing its outcome. Objectives The aim of the work was to examine the impact of clinical simulation on student's level of motivation, satisfaction, and self-confidence in learning psychiatric mental nursing Methods: An experimental research design, two groups design (the intervention group and control group) was used. The study was accomplished at faculty of nursing Menoufia University.  A sample of 122 students who were enrolled in fourth year undergraduate psychiatric nursing students enrolled in psychiatric nursing course in second semester academic year 2020/ 2021. The socio-demographic data, the motivated strategies for learning questionnaire; satisfaction and self-confidence in learning questionnaire were used to evaluate the experiment outcome. Results: There were clinically significant improvement in all dimensions of motivation for perceived learning scores except test anxiety significantly decreased after simulation experience rather that pretest and control group.  Overall satisfaction with simulation clinical experience and self-confidence scores among the intervention group significantly increased after simulation than pre and control group. Conclusion: Clinical simulation was effective in improving student’s motivation, satisfaction, and self-confidence in perceived learning course. Recommendation: widen the application of clinical simulation in all medical courses to enhance learning process, decrease student’s anxiety, increase motivation, satisfaction, and self-confidence in learning.