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collaborative institutional training initiative, institutional review board (IRB), mock IRB, research ethics, simulation



  1. Dols, Jean Dowling PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE
  2. Hoke, Mary M. PhD, APHN-BC, RN-BC, ANEF
  3. Rauschhuber, Maureen L. PhD, RN


Although it is critical that nurses possess ethical reasoning skills for research, there is limited information on effective strategies to develop these skills in graduate health care students. A research study analyzing educational interventions including the effect of online human subjects training followed by a mock institutional review board simulation demonstrated that knowledge acquisition is not enough to acquire the ethical reasoning skills needed to implement health care research. Situational context is also needed to envision the application of ethical principles.