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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.
Greco, Sara E., "The Effect of Simulations on Nursing Students’ Ethical Reasoning Confidence in Disasters: A Pilot Study" (2016). Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current. 212.