Track: Education: quality improvement; best practice; curricular changes; student outcomes; and/or innovative projects educators use with any type of learners
Changing culture: Integrating the INACSL Standards of Best Practice: SimulationSM into existing baccalaureate nursing curriculum
Background: Didactic course instructors unfamiliar with simulation theory were faced with integrating simulation into existing course curriculum. Without a clear understanding of simulation pedagogy, some simulation activities were conducted without clear objectives or measurable outcomes leading to inconsistencies, poor simulation satisfaction surveys, and frustration among the faculty. To address this gap in faculty knowledge, an awareness initiative on INASCL Standards was developed targeting course instructors. Initiative: This three-part strategic initiative was developed to assist faculty in integrating simulation into their curriculum. Part one was to create a series of online faculty tutorials that explained basic simulation terms and key simulation concepts that aligned with INASCL Standards. Part two was to make a standardized simulation request form to plan simulation activities. Part three was the creation and utilization of a standardized simulation orientation for students and clinical faculty when attending simulation activities. Our goal was the successfully deployment of this initiative into the fall undergraduate BSN program affecting 17 fulltime faculty and 130 BSN students. Outcomes: Following online tutorial were deployment to all faculty, all simulation activities used the standardized form and all simulation activities began with a standardized orientation for students and faculty.
Conclusion: By increasing the faculty awareness of INASCL Standards and creating a standardized approach to simulation there has been a decrease in faculty frustration, increased consistency in simulation delivery, and improved student satisfaction.
Upon completion, participants will be able to introduce INASCL standards to faculty unfamiliar with simulation methodology.
Upon completion, participants will be able to incorporate a standardized approach to simulation requesting and designing simulation activities.
Upon completion, participants will be able to describe the importance of using a standardized orientation at the beginning of every simulation encounter.