Utilizing an SBAR Workshop with Baccalaureate Nursing Students to Improve Communication Skills
Nursing Education Perspectives
This study evaluated the effectiveness of the Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation (SBAR) technique to reduce anxiety and increase self-confidence levels regarding health care communication among undergraduate nursing students. Baccalaureate nursing students (n = 35) completed anxiety and self-confidence questionnaires before and after an SBAR communication workshop and subsequent simulation. A statistically significant increase in postintervention self-confidence scores was noted with no significant difference in anxiety levels. The findings support the use of SBAR as an organizing tool to promote nursing students' self-confidence during communication; however, further efforts are needed to qualitatively examine how this tool promotes these changes.
Communication, SBAR, Simulation, Student Anxiety, Student Confidence, Undergraduate Nursing Students
Natalie Stevens, Susan McNiesh, and Deepika Goyal. "Utilizing an SBAR Workshop with Baccalaureate Nursing Students to Improve Communication Skills" Nursing Education Perspectives (2020): 117-118. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000518