Nursing education systems and training courses vary in different countries. However, the caring and training skills are similar. In Taiwan, the criteria of entering to one big university in two campuses are similar. However, we find that nursing students in two different campuses (north and south of Taiwan) have different academic performance after three years nursing education training program. The students in north of Taiwan have better academic performance than the students in south of Taiwan at the same university. Both the students in two campuses had simulation class. The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of simulation class in nursing education. Also, we would like to find out the factors of causing performance differences in two campuses.
In-depth interviews with audio-recorded were collected by the researcher. During the face-to-face interviews, the researcher asked the students in two campuses about their clinical practice experiences. A descriptive qualitative was used. 30 students were participated.
Four categories emerged from the analysis were found. Participants revealed thoughts of “the essence of confidence”, “ the essence of nursing practice”, “feeling stressful”, and “feeling anxious.”
The findings provide potential insight into the nursing students. Nurse educators can consider the perspectives into the school program in the future.
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