Category Archives: Simulation

The History of the NLN and Experiential Learning Part 2: The 1960s to Present

By: M. Elaine Tagliareni, EdD, RN, CNE, FAAN The History of the NLN and Experiential Learning is a two-part series. Part 2 focuses on the 1960s to the present. At the turn of the 21st century, the NLN led the movement of simulation experiential learning as a vital component of nursing education. In 2003, the NLN conducted the landmark simulation

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The History of the NLN and Experiential Learning Part 1: 1893 to the 1960s

By: M. Elaine Tagliareni, EdD, RN, CNE, FAAN The History of the NLN and Experiential Learning is a two-part series. Part 1 focuses on 1893 to the 1960s. The National League for Nursing was formed in 1893 by courageous superintendents of US training schools at the Chicago World’s Fair; these creative and visionary pathfinders recognized the need to formalize the

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The Receiver of Feedback and Simulation Pedagogy

By: Sabrina Beroz As health care educators in academia, practice, and industry, we learn how to give feedback. Rarely do we learn about receiving feedback. This blog brings insight into feedback as discussed in Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen. According to the authors, receiving feedback can be

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Essential Steps in Evaluating Participant Performance in Simulation

By: Sabrina Beroz Simulation-based education (SBE) has advanced as a key strategy in the education of nurses and other health care providers. The National Council of State Board of Nursing National Simulation Study provided evidence for 50 percent substitution of clinical hours with simulation (Hayden, Smiley, Alexander, Kardong-Edgren, & Jeffries, 2014). Now schools of nursing are taking steps to integrate

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What It’s Like to Present Your Homegrown Solution at INACSL

By: Alaina Herrington and Julie Poore The International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) conference is mind-blowing. With so many simulation experts in one place, ideas are everywhere. The first time we attended this conference, we were overwhelmed by the power simulation has had on nursing education. We were honored when the HomeGrown Solution Committee, an INACSL initiative

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Hints for Starting a New Sim Lab or Jump-Starting an Old One

By: Alaina Herrington and Rebecca Cockrell Starting a new simulation center can be overwhelming to say the least. Below are some of the lessons we learned from establishing a new simulation lab: Get administrative buy-in. If your administration believes in simulation and understands the INACSL Standards of Best Practice, many obstacles will be eliminated. We have found that if faculty

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Using Theater Students as Standardized Patients: What Works and What Doesn’t

By: Beth Hallmark The history of using a live person to portray a patient dates back to 1963, when Dr. Howard Barrows from the University of Southern California introduced a simulated patient to his neurology students. Dr. Barrows was able to create a patient case from a real patient situation he had treated. Using this direct method of observation, he

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