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Synchronous Simulation, The Story: Tapping into Experiential Learning Needs for Distance Learners

By: Sue Forneris and Beth Hallmark with Susan Justice and Jenny Roye Every good story has elements that capture our attention, pull us in, help us to relate. Meet Jenny Roye and Susan Justice, nursing simulation educators from the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). Jenny is the assistant dean of simulation and technology and oversees simulation at both UTA

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Best of TEQ Blog Simulation Posts

Compiled by: Andrea Browning As we come to the end of Healthcare Simulation Week, the NLN Center for Innovation in Simulation and Technology highlights the top three TEQ Blog posts on innovations in simulation. Most Read: Moving from Disease-Based to Concept-Based Simulations Authors Alaina Herrington and Tonya Schneidereith used Benner’s Novice to Expert stages to level and scaffold the concepts that educators

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Are You Using High-Stakes Assessment? Do You Have Intra/Interrater Reliability?

By: Jean Ellen Zavertnik and Ann Holland Is high-stakes assessment in simulation used in your program? By this we mean “an evaluation process associated with a simulation activity that has a major academic or educational consequence” (Meakim et al., 2013, p. S7). As greater emphasis is placed on high-stakes assessment of simulation performance in nursing education, programs must ensure that

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Moving from Disease-Based to Concept-Based Simulations

By: Alaina Herrington and Tonya Schneidereith How does one define curricular integration of simulation? The number of answers to this question will most likely equal the number of people asked…especially since there are countless ways for nursing programs to integrate simulation throughout the nursing curriculum. In 2015, a small group of our NLN Simulation Leader cohort found there was no

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Simulation Center Finances: Calculating Fees and Costs

By: Alaina Herrington Freestanding simulation centers total an estimated $200,000 to $1.6 million for start-up costs and at least $15,000 for annual maintenance (Tuoriniemi & Schott-Baer, 2008). This enormous cost can leave organizations looking for creative ways to balance the budget. If you are like me, you have had many organizations interested in using your simulation center, and you have

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QR Codes and Augmented Reality: What Are They and How Can I Use Them in the Nursing Classroom?

By: Alaina Herrington and Cedar Wang Smartphones have become an unavoidable extension of our educational toolkit. We snap photos of everything. So how do we embrace the usefulness of this emerging technology and capture the attention of the digital natives in our classrooms and simulation labs? The use of QR (quick response) codes and augmented reality applications provides a new

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