Simulation Resources

George Fox University Simulation Center

As COVID-19 continues to redefine healthcare and healthcare education, schools across Oregon are utilizing simulation and virtual simulation to supplement clinical experiences for students. Below you will find helpful resources and materials compiled by Oregon’s nurse educators.

State Board of Nursing Regulations:

Current OSBN regulations (as of August 2020) require pre-licensure programs offer a minimum of 84 quarter units or 56 semester units of course content and clinical experience, and “no less than 24 quarter units or 16 semester units shall be clinical practicum.”

The Board is currently considering a rule change to allow nursing programs to use both simulated experiences and actual/direct patient care hours to satisfy clinical practice requirements. Programs with a nationally certified simulation coordinator may replace up to 49% of direct patient care hours with mid and high fidelity simulation. Programs without a certified coordinator may replace up to 20% of direct patient care hours. If approved, this rule change could be in effect as early as January 2021.

Comprehensive Sites:

Oregon Resources:

Your Oregon faculty colleagues have created the resources listed below and made them available for your use! Thank you to our contributors!

Debriefing Cards

Designed by Nick Miehl, PhD, RN, CHSE, of OHSU. This card focuses on advocacy/inquiry and the PEARLS debriefing framework.

Difficult Debriefing Cards

Designed by Nick Miehl, PhD, RN, CHSE, of OHSU. Contains techniques and sample phrases that can be used to guide and focus the debriefing process.

Classes/Continuing Education:


Must Read Articles:

Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE) Standards of Best Practice (SOBP)
(Advances in Simulation: Lewis, K, Bohnert, C.

Debriefing with Good Judgment: Combining Rigorous Feedback with Genuine Inquiry
(Anesthesiology Clinics: Rudolph, J., Simon, R., et. al.)

Difficult debriefing situations: A toolbox for simulation educators
(Medical Teacher: Grant, V. J. , Robinson, T. et. al.)

Promoting Excellence and Reflective Learning in Simulation (PEARLS): Development and Rationale for a Blended Approach to Health Care Simulation Debriefing
(Simulation in Healthcare: Eppich, W., Cheng, A.)

The promoting excellence and reflective learning in simulation (PEARLS) approach to health care debriefing: A faculty development guide
(Clinical Simulation in Nursing: Cheng, A., Grant, V., et. al.)

A proposed model for simulation faculty workload determination
(Clinical Simulation in Nursing: Blodgett, N. P., Blodgett, T., & Kardong-Edgren, S. E.)


Upcoming Simulation Events:

Simulation Journal Club

December 16, 2020 12:00 PM

Join Oregon’s nursing leaders and stakeholders at OCN’s weekly Huddle.