CONNECTS: Building Capacity for Building Skills

Sunday, 8 November 2015: 4:00 PM

Kathleen Williamson, PhD, MSN, RN
School of Nursing, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX, USA

CONNECTS, is a program that builds Capacity while Optimizing the Neural Network at Extending Clinical, Theory and Skills for students and faculty in the pre-licensure nursing education program. It combines the optimization of space, utilizing supportive technology, while extending clinical opportunities, and linking clinical, theory and skills. The school of nursing’s reliance in using the simulation center is due to patient care areas shrinking, the increased use of acute care simulations and in scheduling all partners; the center is almost at maximum capacity. This presentation will share how the simulation center increased its capacity and trained faculty in developing scenarios and educational lesson plans in using simulation and technology in more strategic ways. Presented will be how when faculty create interactive simulation experiences along with expanding capacity can promote student and program success.