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Keywords

consortium, nurse educators, simulation, statewide curriculum model, train-the-trainer

 

Authors

  1. Beroz, Sabrina DNP, RN, CHSE-A
  2. Schneidereith, Tonya PhD, ARNP, CNE, CHSE-A
  3. Farina, Crystel L. MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE
  4. Daniels, Amy PhD, RN, CHSE
  5. Dawson, Lauren MSN, RN
  6. Watties-Daniels, Denyce DNP, RN
  7. Sullivan, Nancy DNP, RN

Abstract

Background: The Maryland Clinical Simulation Resource Consortium (MCSRC) was funded to increase the quality and quantity of simulation used in nursing education.

 

Problem: Schools of nursing are substituting simulation for clinical experience without requisite knowledge of simulation pedagogy.

 

Approach: The MCSRC developed a statewide curriculum model for a 3-day train-the-trainer program framed in theory and grounded in evidence. The program teaches nurse educators across 3 levels: novice, competent, and expert.

 

Outcomes: The evaluation plan was developed using Kirkpatrick's 4 levels to measure outcomes of the program. Self-confidence, satisfaction, knowledge, and behavioral changes have been realized. Nurse educators are now using theory, standards, and guidelines when conducting simulation-based experiences.

 

Conclusions: The curriculum model has proved effective in increasing the quality and quantity of simulation used in educating Maryland's nurses. To date, 154 nurse educators have participated in the train-the-trainer program.