School-based research agenda on healthcare simulation for nursing education in Hong Kong

Suet Lai Wong, Baljit Kaur Gill, Jacky Hoi Man Chan, Alison Pui Han Cheung, Caroline Yee Chong Charm, Carmen Ka Man Fung, Ching Yee Lam, Mavis Ying Ting Tong, Cora Ka Yee Lo, Alan Yat Kwan Tsang, Debra Nestel

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Background Healthcare simulation has been used as a pedagogical strategy in nursing education. Evidence has shown one of the positive impacts that simulations replace clinical placement. These wide-ranging initiatives are essential, and they can guide a nursing school's simulation training. However, researching each innovation in the nursing field is beyond the scope. Methods To focus our research and develop the capacity and capability to incorporate healthcare simulation in nursing education, we used a consensus building process to establish a school's research agenda. A modified Delphi process was adopted to reach a consensus among 10 nursing faculty members in one university with a visiting professor's support. Results The three themes were identified as (1) embedding simulation into the baccalaureate in nursing curriculum, (2) designing effective simulation-based education and (3) simulating education in the broader world (adolescents). These themes were further categorised into two areas that used simulation in the educational and community settings. Sixty per cent of the faculty members agreed that the question, a € How can simulation be incorporated into clinical placements to enhance students' learning?' should be the highest research priority. Conclusion This study adds understanding to incorporate simulation-based education in the nursing curriculum and community provides insights into future research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)435-437
Number of pages3
JournalBMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2021


  • nursing education
  • simulation in healthcare


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