Using Standardized Patients in Nursing Education Effects on Students' Psychomotor Skill Development


NURSE EDUCATOR, vol.41, no.2, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/nne.0000000000000188
  • Journal Name: NURSE EDUCATOR
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Keywords: psychomotor skills, nursing education, simulation, standardized patient, CLINICAL SKILLS, SIMULATION, COMMUNICATION, ACQUISITION
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The present study used a quasi-experimental design to examine the effects of using standardized patients for the psychomotor skills development of nursing students. The performance of the experimental group in blood pressure measurement was significantly higher than that of the control group; however, there was no significant difference between the groups with regard to their administration of subcutaneous injections. The results indicated that standardized patients can be integrated into nursing education for developing psychomotor skills of students.