Enhancing Nursing Education through Pediatric Simulation

Thursday, 16 July 2009: 1:45 PM

Patrice A. Hood, DNP, NP-BC
Department of Nursing, New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY


The purpose of this presentation is to provide nursing faculty with the components of the simulation model and how the model was implemented in a baccalaurate nursing program.

The symposia will contain:

1. Needs assessment

2. Implementation strategies, equipment and services.

3. Evaluation methods for program and students.

4. Grant preparation and implementation.

5. Lessons learned from the model.

6. Impact on nursing curricula, students and faculty.


Lecture, powerpoint, discussion and question and answer period.


The pediatric simulation and implementation model symposia will provide the participants with a clear description of a teaching learning strategy that has been developed and implemented in a baccalaureate nursing program.


This symposia will provide for the participants a human simulation model from conception to implementation. Human simulation can be modified for any client population and nursing curricula. This model is evidence based and has global indications for nursing. As nurse educators in an ever changing education climate new technology and teaching methods are necessary to reach our ever changing nursing student and nursing as a whole.