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Students' opinions on the electronic training simulator

Martina Tomagová, Katarína Žiaková
Department of Nursing, Jessenius Faculty of Medicine in Martin, Comenius University in Bratislava


TOMAGOVÁ, M. – ŽIAKOVÁ, K. Students' opinions on the electronic training simulator. In Ošetrovateľstvo: teória, výskum, vzdelávanie [online], 2020, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 43-47. Available on:

Aim: The aim of our study was to identify the opinions of nursing students on the content and formal design of the electronic training simulator, which allows the training of cognitive competencies important for the assessment, nursing diagnostics and planning of nursing care.

Methods and sample: Based on open-ended questions, 18 bachelor's and master's nursing students expressed their opinions on 2 selected chapters of the electronic simulator. Students' opinions were analyzed and then summarized.

Results: Students consider the benefits of the electronic simulator to support education in the diagnostics process, a description of the real clinical problem of the patient in connection with the demonstration of a specific diagnostic algorithm and the planning of individualized nursing care; support for interdisciplinary relationships, critical and clinical thinking; enabling interactive learning. As weaknesses of the content of the simulator, the students mentioned in particular the absence of the number of correct answers that the student has to state in the solution of individual tasks; duplication of some patient data in the case report; reduced comprehensibility of the text due to the use of professional terminology in the text; unattractive trainer design.

Conclusion: Based on student's feedback, it can be stated that the electronic teaching simulator can support the development of knowledge of nursing students in the field of nursing diagnostics and planning of specific nursing interventions.

Key words: electronic training simulator, nursing diagnostics, virtual patient, opinions, students

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doc. Mgr. Martina Tomagová, PhD.

Ústav ošetrovateľstva, JLF UK
Malá Hora 5
036 01 Martin
Slovenská republika

Received: 16th November 2020
Accepted: 30th November 2020