Simulation Takes Center Stage
Simulation Takes Center Stage - Over 140 Nurses Attended Two Fall Workshops
On October 17, 2017,Valerie Howard EdD, MSN, RN, Dean and a University Professor of Nursing for Robert Morris University's (RMU) School of Nursing and Health Sciences, and Founder and Director of RMU's Regional Research and Innovation in Simulation Education (RISE) Center, engaged 50 statewide nursing leaders in a full-day program entitled, "Simulation Strategy, Sustainability, Standards and Success" at Naugatuck Valley Community College.
The session addressed three critical underpinnings to creating a viable and sustainable Simulation Center within a School and Program of Nursing:
- Identifying the Key Elements to create a Simulation Center Strategic Plan,
- Developing & Implementing Innovative Strategies to sustain Simulation Center Initiatives, and
- Incorporating Evidence-Based National Standards into Simulation Center Operations
Throughout the interactive session, group work was conducted to identify hot issues & topics impacting Simulation Centers, and then time was provided to identify strategies to enhance the infrastructure statewide and at each school to positively "move the needle" to sustain success.
On November 10, 2017, Southern CT State University (SCSU) hosted a Nurse Faculty development workshop entitled, "Best Practice in Simulation" highlighting how to address each of the six national standards for Simulation Excellence. The workshop was attended by 90 nurses from academia and practice who oversee the Simulation Centers and are involved with the delivery of simulation teaching and learning for their students and practicing nurses. Thank you to Dr. Barbara Aronson of SCSU and the leadership of the Healthcare Simulation Network of Connecticut (HSNCT) for their coordination and facilitation.
Should you like to become involved or attend a quarterly meeting of the HSNCT, please contact Peggy Mallick at CLN at email@example.com or via phone at 203-691-5013.