Integrating Pediatric Simulation into the Nursing Curriculum: Process and Lessons Learned

Thursday, 16 July 2009: 2:25 PM

Susan M. Neville, PhD, RN
Department of Nursing, New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY

Purpose: The purpose of this presentation is to provide nursing faculty with a pediatric simulation model that can be replicated when integrating simulation into the nursing curriculum. The use of Simulation as an androgogy in the curriculum has become essential in preparing our students to meet the demands of practice in a safe competent manner.  The process involves three phases: Planning, Implementation and Evaluation.  A stepwise plan will be presented and discussed, stressing the strategies that were pivotal to the success of this project.

Methods: A stepwise curriculum plan will be presented with detailed take home exemplars for replication in a variety of settings.

Results: Faculty will be able to accommodate and implement this stepwise curriculum simulation integration model within their resptive programs.

Conclusion:At the conclusion of this presentsation, nursing faculty will be able to replicate this pediatric simulation model and use the lessons learned to facilitate optimum educational strategies that enhance student learning.