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Looking at the Future – Simulation Alliances and Consortia Part 4

By: Sabrina Beroz We have already discussed best practices, successes and challenges, and outcomes of simulation alliances and consortia. Now it is time to look to the future and talk about the certainty of change. President John F. Kennedy told us that “change is the law of life.” He continued with the warning that “those who look only to 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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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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