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3rd Edition of

Singapore Nursing Research Conference

March 16-18, 2023 | Singapore

Nursing 2023

Ahmed Ali Hakami

Speaker at Singapore Nursing Research Conference 2023 - Ahmed Ali Hakami
Umm Al Qura University, Saudi Arabia

Title : The impact of simulation education on self-efficacy in pre-registration nursing students.


Aim: The purpose of this literature review is to explore and synthesize the previous studies performed in simulation education research over the past five years that examine the effects of simulation training on the self-efficacy of undergraduate pre-registration nursing students.

Methodology: This literature review was conducted from 2016 to 2021 on simulation in nursing education. The literature was reviewed systematically using five electronic databases, including MEDLINE, CINAHL Plus, Scopus, Embase, and PsycINFO. In order to identify search terms, a PICO model was used in combination with a thesaurus to provide synonyms. Reference lists of relevant articles were analyzed as well as hand searches of journals. A total of 11 studies were included. All studies with quantitative designs were included.

 Results: A total of 10 out of 11 included studies indicated that simulation education enhanced the self-efficacy of pre-registered nursing students. Several of the studies included in this review, however, lacked adequate design, sample size, and significant differences in scales employed.

Conclusions: Although most of the studies indicated that simulation training has a positive impact on pre-registration nursing students' self-efficacy, the majority of studies included in this review contained several gaps, including study design, sample size, and differences in scales used. For a deeper understanding of the effectiveness of simulation in undergraduate nursing education, more research with large samples, reliable and valid instruments is needed. In addition, a standardized method for evaluating nursing clinical competence and self-efficacy is necessary.


This is Ahmed Hakami, who works as a teaching assistant at Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah, KSA. I have completed my master's in Advanced and Clinical Practice in Acute and Critical Care from Queen's University Belfast in the United Kingdom focusing on innovative educational methods for nursing, especially simulation-based learning. In addition to having more than five years of nursing experience, I have published my first papers recently.