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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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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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