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Impact: Part 3 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 third part of the series, Bhavana talks about the impact of nurses. By: Bhavana Aitha Every day nurses impact the

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Outcomes of Two Statewide Simulation Initiatives

By: Sabrina Beroz and Beth Hallmark The use of simulation as a teaching-learning strategy has advanced at a rapid pace in the education of nurses. Schools of nursing and hospitals recognize that simulation is an effective way to evaluate performance – ultimately with an eye on improved patient outcomes. These experiences require requisite knowledge on the science of simulation to

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Developing Best Practices for Statewide Simulation Initiatives

By: Beth Hallmark and Alaina Herrington Tennessee Simulation Alliance (Beth) The Tennessee Simulation Alliance began as a means to provide Tennessee nurse educators with a central location for communication, collaboration, and sharing. A national collaborative initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Northwest Health Foundation provided the initial funding with the goal of establishing a stable, adequate nursing workforce.  The Tennessee Simulation

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NLN Sim Leader Alum in the Shark Tank: An NLN TEQ Blog Video Interview with Amy Cowperthwait

Sue Forneris, Director of the NLN Center for Innovation in Simulation and Technology interviewed Amy Cowperthwait, NLN Sim Leader Alumni, CEO of Avkin, and nursing faculty at the University of Delaware. Sue spoke to Amy about her experience participating in a special episode of the Dr. Oz show featuring Shark Tank’s Daymond John.  Amy was selected as one of two

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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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