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Table 3 Overview over the three main themes and sub-themes of nursing students’ experiences with the transfer of learning outcomes from simulation-based training to clinical placements

From: Nursing students’ transfer of learning outcomes from simulation-based training to clinical practice: a focus-group study

Themes and sub-themes
Simulation-based training promoted self-confidenceUnderstanding from simulation-based training improves clinical skills and judgements in practiceSimulation-based training emphasises the importance of communication and team cooperation
Positive feedback reduces self-criticism
Becoming aware of own reactions and behaviour
Positive change of attitude
Applying knowledge to the performance of activities
Assessing clinical changes
Using decision-making tools
Discovering practical challenges
Developing technical skills
Using communication tools improves communication
Experiencing nurse responsibility and the importance of leadership skills
Becoming aware of communication with the patient’s relatives
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