Essential Elements of Preregistration Nursing Interprofessional Simulation Training

Kathleen McCrory*, Tanisha Jowsey, Yan Chen

*Corresponding author for this work

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Internationally, interprofessional simulation (IPS) training increasingly is being included in nursing curricula. This systematic review examined the elements of IPS training that prepare nursing students for clinical practice.

Five databases (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature [CINAHL], ProQuest, PubMed, Scopus, and Google Scholar) were searched for articles published from 2000 through 2020. Search terms included interprofessional, interdisciplinary, collaboration, collaborative care, teamwork, undergraduate nursing, and simulation. Thematic analysis of included studies was conducted using Braun and Clarke’s (2006) six-phase approach.

Twenty-one studies were included. Five key themes emerged: (1) foster safe learning spaces, (2) realism matters, (3) effective debriefing is essential, (4) communication and teamwork increase patient safety, and (5) learning about scopes of practice and roles enables better care.

IPS training provides nursing students with learning opportunities that can fundamentally shape their capacity to work effectively in interprofessional and multidisciplinary settings.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-35
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Nursing Education
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2023
Externally publishedYes


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