Simulation Teaching: Developing Instructor Confidence
Robyn Faz, Dr. Sharon Van Sell, Dr. Susan Sheriff

In order to prepare and develop competence among undergraduate nurses, nurse educators support the use of incorporating high fidelity simulation in the laboratory setting. Simulation is proven to enhance: critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and reflection among nursing students (Decker, Sportsman, Puetz, & Billings, 2008). However, many nurse educators fail to understand the full capabilities of simulation and its components. The purpose of this paper is to synthesize the literature and establish guidelines for nurse educators to teach high fidelity simulation. Van Sell’sskillsacquisition nursing theoryand the Internal Nursing Association for Simulation and Clinical Learning (INASCL) standard’s for best practice in simulation (2013)were used to guide the creation of a decision tree.This paper will provide recommendations on initial training in simulation and discuss resources to attain the outlined guidelinesin order to be confident while teaching simulated scenarios.

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