Simulation Scenarios for Nurse Educators: Making it Real

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Jacquelyn C. Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dr. Suzanne Hetzel Campbell, PhD, APRN-C-IBC, Dr. Karen Daley, PhD, RN
Springer Publishing Company, Dec 3, 2008 - Medical - 320 pages
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"Once you begin to read the book, you will not be able to put it down. [An] excellent guide for nursing faculty just getting started with simulations or faculty who are already using this pedagogy."

Pamela R. Jeffries, DNS, RN, FAAN, ANEF
Associate Dean, Indiana University School of Nursing

Computerized patient simulation is an exciting and innovative pedagogical method that allows nurse educators to prepare student nurses for the challenges of clinical practice. This book serves as a step-by-step guide to designing and developing simulated scenarios, and integrating them into nursing curriculums. The authors provide concrete information about the use of simulation in a variety of programs, courses, and schools with flexible simulator uses, including live actors and static mannequins.

This book also provides options for building a learning resource center, and offers guidance on faculty development. Additionally, the contributors present 17 exemplars of actual scenarios in multiple clinical areas, as well as testimonies of practicing faculty.

Key Features:

  • Numerous checklists, including health communication checklists, evaluation criteria checklists to assess student performance, and debriefing guidelines
  • Forms to enhance the realness of the scenario, such as patient data forms, patient medication forms, and assessment tools
  • Suggested readings, lists of skills necessary for scenario enactment, and websites for further researchThis book will encourage the development of critical thinking, reasoning, and judgment, and help to create a new generation of caring, competent, and confident practitioners.


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Suzanne Campbell graduated with her BS and MS in Nursing from the University of Connecticut and her PhD in Nursing from the University of Rhode Island. She obtained her post-master's certificate as a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner from Boston College. Presently, she is Associate Professor and Director of the University of British Columbia School of Nursing in Vancouver, BC. Dr. Campbell is committed to the education of all health care professionals, recognizing nursing's role in an interprofessional setting and the continued need to develop knowledge, partnerships, and collaboration for the provision of excellent patient-centered health care.

Karen Daley, PhD, RN, the Dean of the College of Health Professions at Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She attended Villanova University and received her Bachelor in Nursing. She received her Master's in Nursing from Troy State University followed by her PhD in Nursing from Rutgers University. In her role as Dean, she has overseen the construction of three state of the art simulation labs as well as the integration of simulation throughout the Nursing Department and all health majors. Currently she is working on the implementation of an interprofessional education initiative throughout the college to bring together all health departments, including Nursing, Allied Health and Health Information Technology, through the use of simulation.

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