NCSBN publicizes simulation guidelines for U.S. nursing regulatory boards
In 2014, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) convened an expert panel to evaluate the results from the largest, comprehensive study to date on the use of simulation in lieu of traditional clinical experience, examine previous research, and review the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) Standards of Best Practice: SimulationSM. This led to the development and recent publication of the national simulation guidelines for state boards of nursing to implement policies on simulation in nursing curricula and partial substitutions for clinical placement time.
Judy Bornais, experiential learning specialist and teaching leadership chair, faculty of nursing, University of Windsor, comments: "The University of Windsor’s Faculty of Nursing has been educating baccalaureate-prepared nursing graduates for over 50 years. We’ve provided simulation opportunities for students throughout our program for over a decade. However, the challenge is – and always was – the high cost of simulation: Equipment, training and delivery. If the expense of simulation can be addressed, I’m sure universities across the globe would be happy to put these guidelines into practice and replace more clinical time with simulation.”
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(Source: Journal of Nursing Regulation)