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George Fox University Simulation Center

OCN Simulation Education Initiative

Expert simulation educators across Oregon

The advancement of Simulation-based Learning Experiences (SLE) in academic and practice-based nursing education has flourished and matured over the past two decades in Oregon. Nurse educators have gradually replaced many traditional clinical learning experiences with SLE. Hospitals and health systems use simulation for professional development and transition into practice orientation programs. The Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) has changed regulatory requirements to assure best practices and national standards are incorporated into the design and delivery of simulation-based clinical learning experiences. Consequently, Oregon’s nurse faculty need a connection to simulation resources to build knowledge and skills required to plan, deliver, evaluate and revise SLE.

Program Overview:

The Oregon Center for Nursing’s Simulation Education Initiative (OSEI) seeks to provide a flexible, accessible and affordable continuing education program for nurse educators seeking to deepen and broaden their expertise as simulation instructors. The program features synchronous online courses offered at convenient hours. The International Nursing Association Simulation Clinical and Learning (INASCL) Standards of Best Practice © will be explored and featured as the gold standard used to design, implement and evaluate SLE.

After meeting course outcomes from the six synchronous online courses, participants can participate in a full day face-to-face session. The face-to-face session will provide opportunity to design, implement, and debrief simulation scenarios and practice new techniques with the guidance of expert simulation faculty.

OSEI is developed and facilitated by experienced and expert simulation faculty. The program uses a modular approach featuring six topic areas. Each session will be offered several times over the next six months. The synchronous sessions will include theory presentation, small group activities and collaborative learning to provide focused, just-in-time faculty development for novice to competent simulation educators. The program will enhance competency among experienced and advanced simulation educators and provide all participants with knowledge and skills to develop as leaders in simulation within their organization.

CEUs will be available for this program.

Program Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program, the learner will be able to:

  • Apply the INASCL Standards of Best Practice to design, implement and evaluate Simulation-based Learning Experiences (SLE)
  • Use educational theory and principals to align SLE with curricular frameworks
  • Use 3-5 techniques to facilitate high quality learning centered debriefing.
  • Access and use resources to develop new SLE and support ongoing professional development.
  • Describe measurement instruments used to assess learning in SLE, simulation faculty competency and supporting infrastructure.

This program is funded through a generous grant from worksystems,inc.

Course Descriptions:

Introduction to Simulation-based Learning Experiences

3 contact hours* 

This course explores the recent history of SLE and examines current trends. Select learning theory and methods used to create SLE will be presented. The International Nursing Association for Simulation Clinical and Learning (INASCL) Standards of Best Practice© will be introduced as the gold standard for developing and implementing SLE. The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) certification requirements and process will be explored. The course will explore available resources for further professional development, obtaining scenarios and debriefing tools. Recent Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) regulatory issues related to simulation will be discussed. This course is designed for novice to competent simulation educators and is a pre-requisite for all other courses . Advanced simulation instructors are welcome to attend but may waive this course as a pre-requisite.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Describe learning and simulation theory used for creating SLE.
  2. Discuss the application of INASCL Standards when designing, facilitating, and evaluating SLE.
  3. Critique a minimum of three resources available to enhance the design and implementation of SLE.
  4. Describe the implications of OSBN regulatory changes for pre-licensure simulation programs.
  5. Discuss the criteria and process for obtaining SSH certification as a healthcare simulation educator.
  6. Develop a personal professional development plan integrating SLE resources.

Course Dates (select one):

January 7, 2021 – Register Now
February 2, 2021 – Register Now
March 11, 2021 – Register Now
June 14, 2021 – Register Now

*This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Oregon Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Approval valid through 01/07/2023
OCEAN ID #2021-01

Foundations of Scenario Design and Curriculum Integration

3 contact hours*

This course presents the process, educational theory, and simulation theory used to design simulation scenarios. The course will present a backward design approach to SLE development emphasizing using New Bloom’s Taxonomy to determine relevant learning outcomes. Criteria for determining what to simulate and developing a learning centered approach to sequencing and identifying other supporting learning activity will be discussed. Aligning SLE learning outcomes with course outcomes and overall curriculum will be considered. Participants will practice developing a scenario storyboard and also explore available scenario resources. This course is appropriate for all levels of simulation educators and a pre-requisite for attending the face-to-face simulation intensive.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Create a scenario blueprint integrating learning outcomes informed by New Bloom’s Taxonomy.
  2. Describe aspects of fidelity and realism to consider when designing simulation scenarios.
  3. Describe the educational principals used to integrate simulation into a curriculum.
  4. Critique 3 resources providing ready-made scenarios.

Course Dates (select one):

January 21, 2021 – Register Now
February 4, 2021 – Register Now
March 18, 2021 – Register Now
April 6, 2021 – Register Now
May 4, 2021 – Register Now
June 15, 2021 – Register Now

*This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Oregon Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Approval valid through 01/21/23
OCEAN ID #2021-02

 

Introduction to Pre-brief and Debrief

1 contact hour*

This course presents the fundamental principles used to plan and implement the pre-briefing and debriefing phases of SLE. Approaches to creating a learning centered environment during the pre-briefing will be discussed. The three-phase organizational structure for conducting debriefing will be presented and a variety of debriefing techniques used in the analysis phase of debriefing will be explored. Common debriefing frameworks will be discussed and the attributes of each will be considered. This course is designed for novice to competent simulation educators and is a pre-requisite for the Debriefing for Clinical Judgment Course. Advanced simulation educators are welcome to attend but may waive this course as a pre-requisite.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Describe three pre-briefing tactics used to create a learner centered approach to SLE.
  2. Identify the defining characteristics for each of the three phases used to organize a debriefing.
  3. Demonstrate two or more debriefing techniques.
  4. Compare 3 common debriefing frameworks used in SLE.

Course Dates (select one):

January 26, 2021 – Register Now
February 11, 2021 – Register Now
March 2, 2021 – Register Now
April 15, 2021 – Register Now
June 16, 2021 – Register Now

*This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by Oregon Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Approval valid through 01/26/23
OCEAN ID #2021-04

 

Debriefing for Clinical Judgement

2 contact hours*

This course focuses on the application of techniques used to facilitate debriefing for clinical judgment. Tanner’s model of clinical judgment will be used as a framework for organizing pre-briefing and debriefing simulation scenarios. INACSL Standards for Debriefing will be reviewed and applied as best practices in debriefing. Learners will participate as active observers in a debriefing conducted by expert facilitators. Small group activity will provide opportunity to practice debriefing for clinical judgment with coaching and feedback from experienced faculty.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Conduct a pre-briefing designed to facilitate clinical judgment.
  2. Debrief a simulation scenario using a three-phase organizational frame.
  3. Use three or more debriefing techniques to facilitate a debriefing focused on clinical judgment.
  4. Develop a personal debriefing guide to support debriefing for clinical judgment.
  5. Self-critique a debriefing session using INACSL standards of best practices.
  6. Use available resources to create a professional development plan for developing expertise in debriefing.

Course Dates (select one):

February 16, 2021 – Register Now
February 25, 2021 – Register Now
March 18, 2021 – Register Now
April 1, 2021 – Register Now
May 5, 2021 – Register Now
May 13, 2021 – Register Now
June 16, 2021 – Register Now

**This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by Oregon Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Approval valid through 02/16/2023
OCEAN ID #2021-06

 

Introduction to Assessment/Evaluation of Simulation-Based Education

1.5 contact hours*

This course presents fundamental educational principles used to assess satisfaction, learning and competency in simulation-based education (SBE). Participants will review a variety of commonly used instruments used in SBE and will design their own formative assessment tool and method to use in the simulation-based learning environment. The regulations published by the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) will be addressed and resources for accessing commonly used instruments will be explored.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Discuss the administrative rules published by the Oregon State Board of Nursing addressing requirements for evaluating simulation-based education (SBE).
  2. Compare the similarities and differences between formative, summative and high-stakes assessment.
  3. Design a formative assessment tool/method to use for promoting learning during a simulation-based learning experience.
  4. Identify available resources for accessing instruments commonly used to assess student satisfaction and facilitatory effectiveness in SBE.

Course Dates (select one):

March 16, 2021 – Register Now
April 8, 2021 – Register Now
May 6, 2021 – Register Now
June 17, 2021 – Register Now

*This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by Oregon Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Approval valid through 03/16/2023
OCEAN ID #2021-09

Assessment and Evaluation Practices and Considerations in Simulation-Based Education

2.5 contact hours (pending)*

This course builds on foundational concepts addressing assessment and evaluation in Simulation-Based Education. The application of the Kirkpatrick Model as a framework for developing a comprehensive system for evaluating SBE will be explored. Considerations for assessing clinical performance in the simulation environment will be addressed. Participants will practice assessing performance using a variety of tools.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Discuss the use of the Kirkpatrick Model as a framework to evaluate the effectiveness of SBE.
  2. Critique commonly used tools to assess student performance in SBE.
  3. Use one tool to assess clinical performance in a recorded simulation.
  4. Describe common challenges to mitigate when using simulation to assess clinical performance.
  5. Identify the components of a comprehensive assessment plan for your simulation program.

Course Dates (select one):

April 22, 2021 – Register Now
May 11, 2021 – Register Now
May 18, 2021 – Register Now
May 27, 2021 – Register Now
June 17, 2021 – Register Now

*This activity is being submitted to Oregon Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. Oregon Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In order to qualify for this course, you will need to complete the 6 previous training modules. 

More details coming soon. 

Definitions:
Novice to Competent Simulation Faculty: 1-4 year simulation experience with minimal formal simulation training
Advanced Simulation Faculty: Over 4 years simulation experience and formal simulation 

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