Recruiting and Hiring SPs

 By Cedar Wang and Beth Hallmark In the famous words of Marvin Gaye, “Ain’t nothing like the real thing, baby.” When it comes to increasing the realism of simulation scenarios, there is nothing like replacing a manikin with a live person. But how do you find the right person to play the “real thing” in a manner that suspends disbelief

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It Has to Be Right … Teaching Debriefing to Nurse Educators

By: Sabrina Beroz What we know: Debriefing is where learning happens in simulation-based education. It is a reflective process that takes place after the simulation experience. Reflection allows the learner to integrate new information into preexisting knowledge enhancing learner outcomes; debriefing reframes prior frames. For students, the consequences of poor debriefing processes include the failure to attain learner objectives and

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The Value of Prebriefing and Debriefing for Interprofessional Learning

IPE Simulation Series is a three-part series that focuses on using Simulation in the classroom and in practice.  Part 2 focuses on “IPE Learning”. By: Judy Murphy General Information: Prebriefing Prebriefing is critical to a successful simulation. “The purpose of prebriefing is to establish a psychologically safe environment for participants” (INACSL Standards Committee, 2016). Simulations can be quite intense. Participants

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Future of Technology in Nursing Education Part 2: How Nursing Education Programs Are Currently Using Educational Technology

The What and Why of Technology Use in Today’s Nursing Student is a four-part series that focuses on the technology today’s Nursing Students are using when learning and providing patient care . Part 2 focuses on what is currently being used by educators in their teaching environments. By: Sue Forneris and Jone Tiffany In our continuing four-part series on the

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Are You Using High-Stakes Assessment? Do You Have Intra/Interrater Reliability?

By: Jean Ellen Zavertnik and Ann Holland Is high-stakes assessment in simulation used in your program? By this we mean “an evaluation process associated with a simulation activity that has a major academic or educational consequence” (Meakim et al., 2013, p. S7). As greater emphasis is placed on high-stakes assessment of simulation performance in nursing education, programs must ensure that

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Academia to Bedside Series: Does Simulation Accelerate Progression from Novice to Expert? Part 3

Academia to Bedside is a four-part series that focuses on the transition of nursing students from education to their professional role. Part 3 focuses on the role of the Nurse Educator using technology (simulation) to help transition from the classroom to the bedside. By: Jean Zavertnik and Judy Murphy While nursing schools across the country use simulation to provide clinical

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What were your biggest takeaways from the project that explored the use of simulation for high-stakes assessment?

By: Mary Anne Rizzolo We learned a great deal about how to design simulations that can be used for assessment and we developed guidelines for ensuring that they are implemented as consistently as possible, but the evaluation phase was the most challenging aspect of the project. While I had expected that the evaluation of students was going to be difficult,

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