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Curriculum: Understanding the Curriculum Map for Thoughtful Simulation Integration

Overview of Course

This course describes how to utilize a systematic approach for integrating simulation into the curriculum.  Methods for assessing curricular gaps are included as well as guidelines and considerations for incorporating simulations as a teaching strategy.  


Course Objectives: 

By the end of the session, participants will: 

1. Discuss the importance of integrating simulation across the curriculum. 

2. Describe how to implement problem identification and needs assessment as first steps of simulation curriculum development. 

3. Examine how to set goals and objectives and choose strategies in simulation curriculum development.

4. Implement and evaluate to complete the curriculum process. 

Benefits of SIRC Courses

The National League for Nursing (NLN) Simulation Innovation Resource Center (SIRC) presents a series of reimagined, virtual courses designed to offer professional development in simulation education. This course has been designed as a virtual, asynchronous, and self-paced experience. Learners have access to these courses for 1 year.  Nursing education continues to evolve to meet the challenges learners face when developing their thinking skills and translating them into action, within the context of patient care.  Simulation-based education consists of a wide collection of teaching strategies, underpinned by theory and evidence, that aim to support learners in their emergence as competent and caring clinicians.  Developing, implementing and evaluating immersive and evidence-based simulation experiences for learners require that nurse educators develop a highly specialized skill set in the art and science of dialogue, teaching pedagogy and psychological safety. 

How it works

  • Instruction

    Asynchronous, Online, On-Demand

  • Access

    1 Year/365 days

  • CEU

    4 Contact Hours / 0.4 CEUs

  • Effort

    4 Hours

  • Pace

    Recommend 1 Hour Per Week

  • Cost




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Price: $160.00