A study into the experiences of pre-registration nurses’ use of mental simulation.


This is a qualitative, interpretivist interview study undertaken from an inductive, social constructionist perspective. Eleven pre-registration nurses were asked to use the mental simulation protocol three times per week for 4-weeks. At the end of the four weeks, semi-structured interviews were employed to co-construct an understanding of their experiences. This study was carried out using qualitative inductive thematic analysis to search for commonalities in the participants’ experiences. Several themes and sub-themes emerged from their mental simulation journey, which helped answer the research questions.

Keywords: mental simulation
Academic units: Faculty of Health and Wellbeing (HWB) > Academic Departments > Department of Nursing and Midwifery
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Publisher of the data: SHU Research Data Archive (SHURDA)
Publication date: 24 March 2023
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DOI: http://doi.org/10.17032/shu-0000000175
SHURDA URI: https://shurda.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/175


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