2031: Use Of Simulation in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Education: Students' Experiences of Hearing Voices that are Distressing
Nursing students routinely encounter clients with major mental illnesses who experience auditory hallucinations; often these voices are distressing to the client. Since this is such a subjective experience, it is a difficult concept for students to understand. The use of a simulation experience gives students a deeper understanding of the difficulties patients who hear voices face daily.
Speakers: Evelyn J. Norton, RN, DNP, CNL, NEA-BC; Ann Filipski, RN, PsyD, PMHCNS-BC
Disclosures: The speakers have no conflict of interest, commercial support, or off-label use to disclose. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Session Length: 45 minutes
Target Audience: RN, APRN
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Discuss the process for using a simulation experience of hearing voices that are distressing to enhance nursing students' understanding of the concept of auditory hallucinations.
2. Explore the impact of the students' simulation experiences to their clinical practice setting.
3. Identify areas for further research and simulation experiences to enhance undergraduate students' understanding of clients with major mental illnesses.
Key words: simulation, auditory hallucinations, education, undergraduate education
Continuing Nursing Education
0.75 contact hours. * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to the entire session, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post test. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. We cannot award credit unless all steps are completed.
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Thursday, October 20, 2011: 10:10am – 10:55am
Undergrad Education Track
APNA 25th Annual Conference
Release Date: January 25, 2012
The contact hours for this session expire: October 1, 2013