June 28, 2013By Lance Baily

Reader Request to Support Simulation Research

Longtime HealthySim reader Deborah W. Johnston RN, Adjunct nursing instructor at Jamestown Community College, has requested survey support by members of the NLN or INACSL for her simulation research project entitled “Orientation to Simulation Program for the Entry Level Nursing Student” . Help a fellow simulation champion by taking the 15-min survey by following the directions below:

Dear Professional Educator,

My name is Deborah Johnston. I am writing to invite you to participate in a survey about simulation use in nursing education. My criterion for participation includes the following:

1. Age of 22 to 75 years of age

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2. Nursing educators with a minimum of a BS degree

3. Must be able to read and understand English

4. Educator of nursing students in an ADN or BS RN nursing program

5. Must be faculty/staff who have direct contact with students in their first semester of simulation experience.

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6. Must be a member of INACSL or NLN.

I am a Masters in Nursing Education student at Daemen College in Amherst, NY in the process of working on my thesis project for completion of my degree.  My project title is: Orientation to Simulation Program for the Entry Level Nursing Student.  My research question is: Does a planned orientation to simulation for the entry level nursing student result in an enhanced learning outcome? The survey is a part of this project and should take no more than 15 minutes to complete.

The results of this survey will help me to gain insight into the simulation educational needs of entry level nursing students as perceived by their educators. Your feedback will enable me to evaluate if a simulation orientation program for the entry level nursing student has an impact on learner outcomes.

If you agree to participate in this survey, your participation will be completely voluntary. You have the right not to answer any question(s), and you may stop your participation at any time. All of your responses through survey monkey will remain anonymous, and you will not be identified by your responses. Upon completion of this project, all anonymous responses will be stored in a locked safe in my home for one year and then shredded. If you choose not to complete this survey, you will not be penalized in any way.

You can access this survey by cutting and pasting this link into your browser: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8LY8J7D

I would like to thank you in advance for your time and participation in this survey. If you have any questions or would like a summary of the survey results, please feel free to contact my research supervisor, Dr. Diane Ryan in the Nursing Department at Daemen College: 716-839-8387 or by e-mail: [email protected].


Deborah W. Johnston

Graduate Student in Nursing Education – Department of Nursing Daemen College

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