Simulation Based Teaching: A Case Study on Perceptions of Nurse Educators at the University of Botswana


Background: Simulation based education has gained momentum in nursing education. During the advent of COVID 19, simulation-based teaching and learning became a useful strategy employed in nursing education globally as the traditional way of delivering content was not possible. Nurse educators are pivotal to the teaching and learning environment that help learners to develop both technical and problem-solving skills essential for patient care. It is crucial therefore, to examine nurse educators’ perceptions on simulation teaching and learning.
Objective: To explore the perceptions of nurse educators regarding the use of simulation teaching and learning strategy.
Methods: A qualitative exploratory case study was conducted, and four (4) nurse educators were purposively selected for data collection. With the permission of participants, individual semi-structured interviews were tape-recorded. Through content analysis, data were systematically analysed and interpreted. Four themes emerged from the study namely, simulation learning as having merits if implemented in a well-resourced environment, positive experiences of facilitating simulated learning, lack of direct interaction of students with patients and challenges of inadequate resources.
Conclusion: The nurse-educators perceived a well-resourced environment, simulation learning as having potential to benefit students. Further research on simulation teaching and learning strategy is needed to expose perceptions of nurse educators at a larger scale.

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Dorcas Basetsana Maripe-Perera, University of Botswana, Botswana
Gaonyadiwe Lubinda, University of Botswana, Botswana
Wananani B. Tshiamo, University of Botswna, Botswana
Motshidisi B. Sabone, Independent Scholar, Botswana

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Conference: ACEID2024
Stream: Teaching Experiences

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Maripe-Perera D., Lubinda G., Tshiamo W., & Sabone M. (2024) Simulation Based Teaching: A Case Study on Perceptions of Nurse Educators at the University of Botswana ISSN: 2189-101X – The Asian Conference on Education & International Development 2024 Official Conference Proceedings
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