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Degree Type

Open Access Capstone

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)



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Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing

First Advisor

Nancy G. Owens DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Department Affiliation

Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing

Second Advisor

Molly J. Bradshaw DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, WHNP-BC

Department Affiliation

Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing


New nursing graduates lack competency and confidence in failure to rescue situations could result in failure to rescue (FTR). High-fidelity simulation (HFS) is a potential solution to ensure a controlled environment in which new graduates can practice safely and gain the knowledge they need to develop critical thinking skills. Utilizing simulation education to improve an individual’s ability to recognize deterioration early, communicate, prioritize, delegate, and provide role clarity can foster confidence and competence in new graduate nurses. The project evaluated the effectiveness of using HFS for novice nurses to increase knowledge, competency, and confidence when a patient status deteriorates. The literature supports the findings of the project. There was significant improvement in confidence of the novice nurses in assessment, communication, clinical judgment, and patient safety in failure to rescue simulations.

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