Death of a Simulator: Pro and Con

By: Alaina Herrington and Sabrina Beroz Pro side There is little literature on the death of a simulator. However, literature exists on the lack of preparation students and practicing nurses feel when caring for patient death. Anxiety, personal inadequacy, and shock have been identified as common themes (Leighton, 2009). The NLN Jeffries Simulation Theory defines outcomes at three levels (participant,

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The Little Things: Part 2 of the Series From Nursing Student to Patient and Back Again

In this three-part Ask the Expert Series, we feature Bhavana Aitha, a senior nursing student at the University of Delaware who explores the reciprocal benefits of working as a simulated patient while helping her university use simulated patients. In this second part of the series, Bhavana talks about the importance of the little things. By: Bhavana Aitha Being a nurse

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A Statewide Simulation Survey

By: Alaina Herrington, Sabrina Beroz, Melanie Cason The use of simulation has rapidly advanced as a teaching-learning strategy in nursing education. The NCSBN National Simulation study provides evidence that up to 50 percent of clinical experience can be substituted with simulation under conditions used in the study (Hayden, Smiley, Alexander, Kardong-Edgren, & Jeffries, 2014). Concerns emerged as prelicensure nursing programs

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Help! What Is a HyperDoc?

By: Jone Tiffany and Susan Forneris Once again, the K-12 education community is in the lead on innovative teaching/learning strategies! Educators are told that a revolution is coming, that we need to quit lecturing and infuse more active learning strategies in our teaching (Forneris, 2018; Stillman & Stillman, 2017). Since K-12 education has focused more on adapting to students, rather

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Best Practices – Simulation Consortia Part I

By: Cedar Wang, Alaina Herrington, and Melanie Cason As simulation methods in education are adopted more widely across the practice trajectory, opportunities arise for collaboration through statewide alliances as a means to strategically inform best practices in simulation. A strategic alliance may be defined as a supportive arrangement between two autonomous organizations that share and interchange resources for competitive benefit

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