Are Your In Situ Simulations Meaningful for All?

By: Melanie Cason Many in situ simulation experiences in medical facilities involve the deterioration of the patient into a cardio-pulmonary arrest. But mock codes have the reputation of being just that – mock. Usually a number of responders arrive quickly, leaders are identified and immediately play out their parts, and there is quick progression to ACLS. In contrast, providing a

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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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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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What’s in a Name? Developing a Sustainable Alliance/Consortium for Safe, Competent Practice: Part 1

By: Sabrina Beroz and Beth Hallmark Alliances and consortiums are popping up frequently to bridge the needs of growing simulation networks. They can be found in states including Arizona, California, and Florida. What do they all have in common and what are their differences?  You might hear the words alliance and consortium used interchangeably. Let’s begin with definitions. According to

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Everything you need to know about technology, students are now learning in grade school

By: Jone Tiffany Technology touches every part of our lives, our communities, and our homes. Yet much of higher education lags behind when it comes to integrating technology into learning activities. Many colleges and universities are just beginning to explore its true potential for teaching and learning. Correctly used, technology can help nursing students acquire the skills needed to survive

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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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