Top 5 Nursing Simulation Articles from HealthySimulation.com

By: Lance Baily Nursing programs across the world are expanding their utilization of health care simulation technologies and methodologies to improve learning, training, and patient safety outcomes. Numerous nurse education institutions have been able to start sim programs with gracious philanthropic gifts or grant-funded support. However, being new to the field, many administrators are unaware of the critical importance of

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Faculty Development in Simulation: Do We Need a Standard?

By: Tonya Schneidereith The International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) has published eight Standards of Best Practice: SimulationSM. These standards were reviewed by multiple health care organizations and, although they originated through a nursing organization, reflect evidence-based best practices that should be included in health care simulations, regardless of the discipline. The focus of this blog is

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Moving Beyond Monologue in the Classroom

By: Sue Forneris and Mary Fey As educators, there’s no question that we know how to teach … right? Our early Greek philosophers differentiated human beings from other species based on our ability to use language. Yet, when one reads further about the use of language, we find that language should be informative, expressive, directive – used to reason, express ideas,

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How Nurse Educators Can Navigate the “Web” to Find Information on Social Media Sites.

By: Jone Tiffany As a member of the group #nursewhotweet, I often am asked where I go on the “web” to find information about nursing education and health care. That question always causes me to pause and reflect. Sometimes I can answer the question, but often I have to answer, “I don’t know, I just find it.” I know that

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E-Learning Platforms and Tools: Part 2

By: Mathew Byrne Are you ready to bring some new technology tools to your classroom or online learning environment? Let’s review some practical tips and ways to evaluate which tools may be best for you. Part 1 of this two-part series offers considerations for selecting a platform (a collection of tools and services). Part 2 discusses specific supplemental technology tools

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e-Learning Platforms and Tools: Part 1

By: Mathew Byrne The big four course management systems (CMS) continue to rule the landscape of e-learning platforms in academia. However, the e-learning space is becoming increasingly crowded as nonacademic platforms and several e-learning tools have emerged as more than just complements to the powerhouse systems. It is probably rare that nurse faculty would choose to “re-platform” outside of their

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Integrating Care Into Simulation

By Jean Ellen Zavertnik Caring, the essence of the nursing profession, is an important concept to both the patient and the nurse. We know that caring impacts patient outcomes, patient satisfaction, and nurse satisfaction. Simulation generally focuses on practicing skills such as communication, safety, delegation, or teamwork. Simulations can, however, also provide an opportunity for the learner to “recognize the

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