Thiele, J., Holloway, J., Murphy, D., Pardavis, J. & Stuckey, M.
The authors, nursing faculty for an intercollegiate nursing education center in Washington, reported their findings from a study using a three-part written simulation with junior level baccalaureate nursing students (n = 82) in their first clinical course. Validity and reliability were discussed for one of the instruments used to gather data. Descriptive statistics were presented and discussed as were the limitations and needs for further study. The authors stated that the positive responses by students to the simulation experiences supported the continued development and use of simulations to promote decision-making and learning. They reported that novice students evidenced a general pattern of cue over-selection and were also hesitant about decision-making. The article provided an excellent example/pattern for more research in the area of perceived decision-making and the use of case-study simulations.