Burns, H. K., Oâ€™Donnell, J., & Artman, J.
Burns, Oâ€™Donnell, and Artman, of the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, describe their investigation of the knowledge and attitudes of nursing students who experienced high-fidelity (HF) simulation scenarios designed to introduce them to the nursing process, safety, and communication. Using pre- and post-tests, this study reveals the impact of HF simulation on nursing students prior to their first clinical experiences. It was found that the simulation and debriefing improved studentsâ€™ understanding of the nursing process. Overall, students were â€œvery satisfied with the simulation experienceâ€ (p. 92). Characteristics of the net generation and the importance of including the concept of effective communication in nursing curricula are also discussed.