Author: Celeste M. Alfes, DNP, RN
Title: Director, Learning Resource Center
Institution: Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University
Skills or Simulation Laboratories
The objective for this strategy is to develop and evaluate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes for each of the six QSEN competencies as they relate to specific simulation experiences for undergraduate nursing students. This strategy is designed as a tool for faculty designing, implementing, and evaluating simulations.
This strategy utilizes the QSEN Competency Checklist for Simulation Experiences developed by LRC Faculty at The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. The checklist incorporates the six QSEN competencies and their related KSAs. This tool guides faculty in the design, implementation, and evaluation of simulation experiences for undergraduate nursing students. The checklist ensures the inclusion of QSEN competencies and related KSAs for every simulation experience. Faculty have used this checklist in conjunction with The NLN’s Simulation Design Template to guide their simulation experiences.
Eight simulation experiences have been adapted, implemented, and evaluated using the QSEN Competency Checklist for Simulation Experiences.
Simulation topics include:
1. Mr. Burns Pain Simulation: Freshmen Level Comfort Care Simulation
2. Mr. Mantle Simulation: Freshmen Level Physical Assessment Simulation
3. Mr. Watkins Simulation: Sophomore Level Med Surg Simulation
4. Mr. Swartz Simulation: Sophomore Level Med Surg Simulation
5. Baby Oscar Simulation: Junior Level Pyloric Stenosis Simulation
6. Pediatric Trauma Simulation: Junior Level Migrant Farm Worker Simulation
7. Ms. Woods Simulation: Junior Level Labor Support Simulation
8. RSV Simulation: Senior Level Pediatrics & PICU Simulation