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Authors

  1. Hudgins, Kerstin BSN, RN, CCRN, CEN

Abstract

Nurses are expected to master many skills, especially in critical care; thus, competency is crucial. Clinical educators must determine whether nurses who are new to the skill set have attained an acceptable level of achievement in performance; hence, are they capable of providing quality and safe patient care? Simulation learning is used in the hospital setting and largely in academic centers. Strategies include for the instructor to acquire an aspect of abilities and deficits as a basis upon which to create learning experiences that enable nurses to develop essential clinical competence.