Systems Integration. Part 6 of the 7-Part Series “Dissecting the Sim Ops Standard”

By: Tonya Schneidereith and Crystel L. Farina Previously in this series we helped you think about simulation readiness, the role of strategic planning, different ways to conceptualize staffing models, the importance of systems management, and financial considerations. Now in part 6, we synthesize these topics within the context of the parent organization’s system, including strategic planning, evaluation, and resource management. As

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NLN Expands Focus on Innovation in Education Excellence

By: Susan Gross Forneris, Director, Center for Innovation in Education Excellence The NLN is excited to announce a change in focus for the Center for Innovation in Simulation and Technology. Representing a new paradigm for the role of the nurse educator, along with a challenge to deliver innovation in education excellence, the Center has been restructured with a new mission

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Navigating Social Media

By: Jone Tiffany Since the emergence of social media platforms in 2004, there has been an exponential increase in the number of nurses using these sites. Social media sites provide nurses with a unique lens through which to view and interact with information. Roughly two thirds of US adults (68 percent) now report they are Facebook users, and roughly three

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Financial Resources. Part 5 of the 7-Part Series Dissecting the Sim Ops Standard

By: Tonya Schneidereith and Crystel L. Farina Previously in this series we helped you think about simulation readiness, the role of strategic planning, different ways to conceptualize staffing models, and the importance of systems management. Now, in part 5, we identify the financial considerations to support stability and sustainability of your simulation program. We have both been involved in simulation

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Patient-Centered Simulations: How My Daughter Taught Me About the Power of Simulation for Educating Patients

By: Alaina Herrington By now we have all heard about the benefits simulation education has on our learners (Issenberg, Mcgaghie, Petrusa, Gordon, & Scalese, 2005). However, simulation is not just a tool for our students and staff members. It is a tool that can help patients and families learn about upcoming procedures and how to provide care outside the hospital.

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Systems Management. Part 4 of the 7-Part Series Dissecting the Sim Ops Standard

By: Tonya Schneidereith and Crystel L. Farina Previously in this series we helped you think about simulation readiness, the importance of strategic planning, and different ways to conceptualize staffing models. Now in Part 4, we identify the importance of systems to manage space, equipment, and personnel resources. Criterion 3 of the INACSL Standard of Best Practice: SimulationSM: Operations is: “Use

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