July 6, 2015By Lance Baily

INACSL Research Advisor Seeks Support for Facilitator Competency Rubric

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Kim Leighton PhD, MSN, Assistant Dean, Research and Simulation Faculty Development DeVry Medical International and Research Advisor for the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning is looking for some assistance with upcoming research:

As many of you are aware, we have been working to develop a Facilitator Competency Rubric for simulation facilitators. Even before the NCSBN study results, we knew that we needed to have competent facilitators but have had no way to measure that competency! The tool has been developed over the past two years with a lot of input from audiences at simulation conferences and we are now collecting data for the psychometric analysis. We are hoping to finish this part of the study over the summer but find that we need more data collection sites. Does your school have simulation learning opportunities for undergraduate nursing students over the summer? Would you be interested in participating? If so, please contact me at [email protected] for additional information! Our IRB only covers US schools for this study; however, if you are located outside the US and are interested, please let me know as that will be the next study!

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Contact information: Kim Leighton; 402-617-1401; [email protected] Look forward to hearing from you!

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