Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current

Date of Award

Spring 2016

Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)


Department of Nursing


Julie Sanford, DNS

Erica Lewis, PhD

Erika Metzler-Sawin, PhD


This study measured the effect of a disaster nursing simulation and debriefing session on senior BSN students’ perceived ethical reasoning confidence and their belief in the importance of ethical reasoning. Using a quasi-experimental design, this study compared participants’ responses before and after the interventional activities using the Survey of Ethical Reasoning. Post-test results demonstrated an increase in students’ perceived ethical reasoning confidence, perceived importance of ethical reasoning, and utilization of James Madison University’s Eight Key Questions Ethical Reasoning Framework.

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