National Simulation Guidelines for Prelicensure Nursing Programs
Scope and Purpose
There is commitment on the part of the school for the simulation program.
|Evidence Letter of support from administrators stating the program has their support and will be given the resources to sustain the program on a long-term basis. Budgetary plan for sustainability and ongoing faculty training is in place.Written short-term and long-term objectives for integrating simulation into the undergraduate curriculum and evaluating the simulation program.
Program has appropriate facilities for conducting simulation
Program has the educational and technological resources and equipment to meet the intended objectives
|Evidence A description describing the physical space for conducting simulations including the lab, storage/staging areas and a place for debriefing.Program has a plan that describes the simulation resources and equipment that will be used to achieve the objectives
Lead faculty and sim lab personnel are qualified to conduct simulation
|Evidence Submission of CVs and evidence of qualifications such as: simulation conferences attended, coursework on simulation instruction, certification in simulation instruction, training by a consultant or targeted work with an experienced mentor
|Resources NLN Simulation Innovation Resource Center (SIRC) Courses Standards of Best Practice: SimulationCHSE Certification Textbooks: (Jeffries (2007) Simulations in Nursing Education: From Conceptualization to Evaluation “Clinical Simulations: Advanced Concepts, Trends, and Possibilities. LWW and; Palaganas, J.C., Maxworthy, J.C., Epps, C. A., Mancini, M.E. (2015). Defining excellence in simulation programs. Wolters Kluwer
Faculty are prepared to lead simulations
|Resources See NCSBN Simulation Faculty Preparation Checklist
Program has an understanding of polices and processes that are a part of the simulation experience.
|Evidence Policies describing the following, include, but are not limited to: method of debriefing; plan for orienting faculty; qualifications of faculty and sim lab personnel; plan for training new faculty; evaluation methods.
|Resources Socratic Method of DebriefingSee NCSBN Program Preparation ChecklistINACSL Standards of Best Practice: Simulation