Date of Award

Spring 4-6-2023

Document Type

Scholarly Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)



First Advisor

Barbara McClaskey

Second Advisor

Jan Schiefelbein

Third Advisor

Greg Belcher


The purpose of this project was to compare student satisfaction in high- and low-fidelity simulation experiences. The project took place at the Pittsburg State University Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing. Participants included 79 pre-licensure Fundamentals of Nursing students in their first semester of nursing school. Implementation took place in the Fall of 2022. Students underwent either a high- or low-fidelity patient simulation experience related to pneumonia. Upon completion of the scenario students were asked to voluntarily participate in a satisfaction questionnaire. The questionnaire was composed of 27 closed-ended questions. There was a statistically significant difference with higher satisfaction scores with the low-fidelity simulation compared to the high-fidelity.

Included in

Nursing Commons