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Simulation Resources for NP Education

By: Mary Beth Bigley, Jaclyn Conelius, and Tonya Schneidereith The Report of the National Task Force on Quality Nurse Practitioner Education recommends the use of simulation to augment Nurse Practitioner (NP) clinical learning experiences, particularly to address high-risk, low-frequency incidents. This report clearly expresses that simulation experiences may only be counted as clinical hours over and above the required, minimum

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Fighting Burnout From Utilizing the Electronic Health Record

By: Angela Hollingsworth Are you tired of hearing the phrase, “If you didn’t document it, you didn’t do it”?  Many health care organizations require bedside charting, which is supposed to give the nurse more time at the bedside ––not only to improve documentation, but to improve quality of care as well (Habibi-Koolaee et al, 2015). However, are you really spending

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Diversity, Psychological Safety, and Cultural Humility

By: Sabrina Beroz One of the four core values of the National League for Nursing (NLN) is diversity, a key element of the modern landscape across work, social, and educational systems. As understood by the NLN, the term encompasses diversity of thought, people, race/ethnicities, and values. The power of diversity, and our response to others who are different, can profoundly

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How the COVID-19 [Coronavirus] Underscores Why Nursing Education Should Be Offering Tele-Learning and Tele-Health Experiences

By Elizabeth Speakman   As the US braces for the expansion of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), schools and many organizations are altering their traditional delivery methods and using technology-based platforms. Institutions, including those with nursing programs, have been conducting emergency sessions and professional development series to help faculty/employees convert traditional modalities into technology modalities. The question is: Should nursing education have been better prepared? Have traditional teaching techniques, especially in prelicensure education, caused us to be outdated?   The fact that care delivery today, and certainly in

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Staffing Models. Part 3 of the 7-Part Series Dissecting the Sim Ops Standard

By: Tonya Schneidereith and Fara Bowler In Part 1 of this series, we talked about how to determine if your program is ready for simulation. In Part 2, we highlighted the role of strategic planning. Now, in Part 3, we identify different staffing models for your simulation program. Criterion 2 of the INACSL Standard of Best Practice: SimulationSM: Operations is:

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Focus on HoloLens: An NLN TEQ Blog Video Interview

Sue Forneris, Director of the NLN Center for Innovation in Simulation and Technology interviewed HoloLens users and experts for the latest installment in the NLN TEQ Blog video channel. Experts included: Molly McCarthy, National Director, US Provider Industry and Chief Nursing Officer at Microsoft; Marion Leary, Director of Innovation Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing; and Shaun

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Death of a Simulator: Pro and Con

By: Alaina Herrington and Sabrina Beroz Pro side There is little literature on the death of a simulator. However, literature exists on the lack of preparation students and practicing nurses feel when caring for patient death. Anxiety, personal inadequacy, and shock have been identified as common themes (Leighton, 2009). The NLN Jeffries Simulation Theory defines outcomes at three levels (participant,

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Academia to Bedside: Does Simulation Accelerate Progression from Novice to Expert? Part 2

Academia to Bedside is a four-part series that focuses on the transition of nursing students from education to their professional role. Part 2 focuses on the role of simulation in accelerating novice nurses to experts.  By: Jean Zavertnik, Judy Murphy, and Justine Dawson While nursing schools across the country use simulation to provide clinical experiences in a safe, controlled environment,

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