Category Archives: Program

Coaching SPs

By: Beth Hallmark and Cedar Wang Now that you have hired and scheduled the actor, coaching a standardized patient (SP) on his/her role is essential to ensure a safe, productive educational outcome for all involved. Like the director of a film or stage production, the SP trainer/coach directs and guides the actor to convey the story in the most meaningful

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Working Smarter: The Logistics of Scheduling SPs

By: Beth Hallmark and Cedar Wang As we continue our conversation about standardized patients (SPs), there are many logistical details to consider. This blog shares suggestions for scheduling, including the pros and cons of two computerized scheduling programs, and describes how personnel at two centers oversee this complicated process. Scheduling SPs can be very time consuming. Remember to work smarter,

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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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Mentoring Each Other: The Faculty Journey In Simulation-Based Education

By: Sabrina Koh Faculty development and education leadership are areas that require focus and continuous growth. In Asia, where simulation-based education (SBE) is emerging as a subspecialty in nursing education, it is often assumed that faculty have the ability to facilitate simulations as content experts, and institutions and administrators see no urgent need for faculty development. It is assumed that

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Transforming an Excellent Face-To-Face Program into an Exemplary Hybrid Course

By: Sabrina Beroz WHAT? I have to transform a simulation education program from three days of face-to-face to a hybrid course. How do I change a highly interactive classroom into an engaging online presence? Well, that is my challenge. I am venturing out of the classroom into the virtual world to transform an excellent face-to-face program into an exemplary hybrid

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Curriculum Alignment: The Why, The What, The How

By: Tonya Schneidereith and Sabrina Beroz Historically, nursing education has included clinical rotations where students care for patients in the clinical setting. This gives students an opportunity to apply theory, to develop critical thinking skills, and to deepen learning. However, clinical experiences are fraught with empty downtime and missed opportunities, meaning that the hours spent in the clinical setting learning

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Sim Beyond the Sim Lab

Nursing leaders agree that active, contextual learning leads to positive student outcomes and professional success.  Simulations are ideal for helping students experience how health care works in context Students do not learn from just textbooks and lectures but from their ability to discuss and apply their own experiences and ideas. Teaching through storytelling is one of the oldest means of

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Are You Ready for Sim?

Teaching nursing using simulation has been proven to be as effective as traditional clinical methods when faculty have the needed skills and resources. Simulation Education Solutions for Nursing (SESN), developed by the National League for Nursing’s Center for Innovation in Simulation and Technology and Laerdal Medical, helps schools and programs successfully implement highly effective simulation training for nursing students. Along with

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Become an NLN Sim Leader

Leadership Development for Simulation A Program of the NLN Leadership Institute During this year-long program, participants examine issues related to research in simulation, curricular integration, the role of simulation in interprofessional education, and managing and directing simulation activities within a school of nursing or a service setting. With the lens on leadership, the program emphasizes leadership development to advance simulation

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NLN Technology Edge Quarterly

Welcome to the inaugural newsletter of the NLN Center for Innovation in Simulation and Technology. Technology Edge Quarterly (TEQ) will provide you with updates on our work and upcoming events. In brief, the NLN’s simulation and technology center keeps nurse educators up-to-date on the latest innovations in simulation, e-learning, telehealth, and the integration of informatics into curricula. The center engages in

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