Author Archives: NLNTEQ

The History of the NLN and Experiential Learning Part 2: The 1960s to Present

By: M. Elaine Tagliareni, EdD, RN, CNE, FAAN The History of the NLN and Experiential Learning is a two-part series. Part 2 focuses on the 1960s to the present. At the turn of the 21st century, the NLN led the movement of simulation experiential learning as a vital component of nursing education. In 2003, the NLN conducted the landmark simulation

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The History of the NLN and Experiential Learning Part 1: 1893 to the 1960s

By: M. Elaine Tagliareni, EdD, RN, CNE, FAAN The History of the NLN and Experiential Learning is a two-part series. Part 1 focuses on 1893 to the 1960s. The National League for Nursing was formed in 1893 by courageous superintendents of US training schools at the Chicago World’s Fair; these creative and visionary pathfinders recognized the need to formalize the

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The Receiver of Feedback and Simulation Pedagogy

By: Sabrina Beroz As health care educators in academia, practice, and industry, we learn how to give feedback. Rarely do we learn about receiving feedback. This blog brings insight into feedback as discussed in Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen. According to the authors, receiving feedback can be

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What is the future for simulation and other technologies in nursing education: An NLNTEQ interview with Suzie Kardong-Edgren

This interview with Dr. Suzie Kardong-Edgren, professor and director of the RISE Center at the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Robert Morris University, Pennsylvania, discusses the history of research into the use of simulation in nursing education with a look to the future. Dr. Kardong-Edgren was one of the five researchers who published the NCSBN National Simulation Study

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Essential Steps in Evaluating Participant Performance in Simulation

By: Sabrina Beroz Simulation-based education (SBE) has advanced as a key strategy in the education of nurses and other health care providers. The National Council of State Board of Nursing National Simulation Study provided evidence for 50 percent substitution of clinical hours with simulation (Hayden, Smiley, Alexander, Kardong-Edgren, & Jeffries, 2014). Now schools of nursing are taking steps to integrate

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HomeGrown Moulage Tips

By Alaina Herrington and Julie Poore Recently, there has been a lot of discussion about the word fidelity and whether we should even use it to describe simulation modalities. To some the word is synonymous with a high level of technology, while others – like us – equate fidelity to the degree with which a simulation mimics reality. For example,

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Homegrown Solution for a Low Cost Electronic Health Record

By: Julie Poore and Alaina Herrington The HomeGrown Solution that we recommend most to friends and colleagues is how to create an electronic health record using Microsoft Word. Using an electronic health record (EHR) during a simulation experience provides participants with the opportunity to access and analyze patient health information, practice complete and accurate documentation, and improve patient and provider

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