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March 9, 2020

NCSBN and INACSL Guidelines for Nursing Simulation Programs, w/ Downloadable Checklist!

Creating a healthcare simulation program from scratch, sometimes with limited funding, is a daunting prospect especially when state boards of nursing and other accrediting bodies are increasingly expecting nursing simulation programs to follow recognized national standards. Simply creating a simulation lab space and coercing clinical faculty to run simulation scenarios will not create a simulation [...]

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January 22, 2020

Debriefing for Meaningful Learning in Nursing Simulation

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) landmark study in 2014 concluded that nursing simulation could be substituted for as much as 50% of clinical hours in pre-licensure programs provided the simulation program is “high quality”. Today Dr. Kim Baily PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, previous Simulation Coordinator for Los Angeles Harbor College and [...]

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December 18, 2019

US State Nursing Simulation Regulations for Prelicensure Nursing Programs

The much quoted 2014 NCSBN National Simulation Study suggests that simulation can replace up to 50% of traditional clinical time without any effect on clinical competency, comprehensive nursing knowledge assessments, NCLEX pass rates or overall clinical competency after six months of post licensure practice. However, the report does specify that this equivalency is only valid [...]

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November 6, 2019

Downloadable NCLEX Test Plan Checklists for Nursing Simulation

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) has developed a licensure examination, the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), which is used by member board jurisdictions and most Canadian nursing regulatory bodies, to assist in making licensure decisions. In this article, Dr. Kim Baily, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, previous Simulation Coordinator [...]

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