Student Perception of Skills and Simulation Delivery within an Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum.

The first of a series of papers looking at the creation and introduction of a Skills and Simulation Delivery Framework.


  • Fiona Cust Staffordshire University
  • Amanda Dr
  • Emily Ms.
  • Ben Mr



The existing delivery method for skills training is very task focused and delivered in large groups with limited time for actual ‘hands on’ practice of skills. Simulation was only included, sporadically, within the curriculum. 


A questionnaire was designed to ascertain the student’s existing level of experience in skills and simulation, in addition to their opinion as to how effective the current method of delivery was in relation to a positive learning experience, and generation of knowledge. Their viewpoint was also sought as to any thoughts they may have in relation to changing the delivery of skills and simulation.


The results demonstrated that, overall, there was a negative response from the students in relation to the current delivery of skills and simulation.


The study identified further areas for research in relation to the delivery and integration of skills and simulation within a pre-registration nursing curriculum.

Key Words

Nursing education, simulation-based education

Author Biographies

Fiona Cust, Staffordshire University

Senior Lecturer in Children's Nursing

Amanda, Dr


Dr Amanda J Friend 

Chief Registrar, Leeds Children's Hospital

Emily, Ms.

Course Director – Nursing (Shrewsbury Campus)

School Lead for Simulation and Patient Safety 

Teaching Excellence Fellow

Msc Medical Education

Bsc (Hons) Adult Nursing, Bsc (Hons) Clinical Practice,

PGCHPE, ALS Instructor, HEA Fellow, NMC Teacher


Ben, Mr

Lecturer- School of Health and Social Care.
(RODP)  ASPiH accredited Educator ALS instructor



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How to Cite

Cust, F., Friend, A., Browne, E., & Woodrow-Hirst, B. (2021). Student Perception of Skills and Simulation Delivery within an Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum. : The first of a series of papers looking at the creation and introduction of a Skills and Simulation Delivery Framework . The Journal of Practice Teaching and Learning, 18(3). Retrieved from