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A Statewide Survey of Simulation Practices Using NCSBN Simulation Guidelines

Published:April 17, 2017DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2017.03.005

      Highlights

      • The National Council State Boards of Nursing Simulation Guidelines is a framework to survey simulation programs.
      • Statewide survey findings of prelicensure simulation practices are discussed.
      • Key areas for faculty development informed a statewide simulation curriculum.

      Abstract

      Background

      The need to identify critical areas for faculty and program development in simulation-based education (SBE) is evident as nursing programs move toward clinical redesign.

      Method

      The design was a descriptive mixed method study using a structured interview process with a survey based on the NCSBN Simulation Guidelines for Prelicensure Nursing Programs. Simulation coordinators were interviewed at 25 prelicensure nursing programs in one mid-Atlantic state.

      Results

      The findings revealed key areas for faculty and program development: theory, standards, methods, curriculum integration, debriefing and evaluation.

      Conclusions

      The NCSBN guidelines were effective in assessing simulation programs identifying important elements in the development of a statewide curriculum for SBE.

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