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Facilitator Deeper Dive: Advancing facilitation roles in simulation delivery

Overview of Course

In this course participants advance their roleas as facilitators by immersion Into real-world situations that both challenge and expand their application of simulation teaching strategies. Emphasis is placed on developing the skills necessary for designing and planning a simulation experience as well as addressing challenges that occur as the experience unfolds. Participants will have the opportunity to formulate a professional development plan individualized to their needs. 

Are you a simulation novice?  We recommend you start with the Foundation Courses to build a strong portfolio in simulation education best practices.  It is recommended that participants have prior foundational knowledge and experience with simulation pedagogy before enrolling in the Deeper Dive Courses.


Course Objectives: 

By the end of the session, participants will: 

1. Demonstrate essential skills in preparing simulation based learning experiences. 

2. Apply the role of the facilitator to unique challenges that arise during simulation based learning experiences. 

3. Create a plan for ongoing professional development based on the standards of the simulation facilitator role.

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, synchronous experience, with expert simulation educator facilitation. Approximately 1 hour of preparatory work may be required prior to attending the synchronous session. Course-related content will be accessible for 3 weeks. 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

    Online Hybrid; On asynchronous module and one synchronous Zoom session

  • Access

    Content will be accessible for 3 weeks

  • CEU

    5 Contact Hours / 0.5 CEU's

  • Effort

    Sessions offered monthly on select Tuesday evenings from 4:00PM - 8:30PM Eastern

  • Pace

    5 hours; 1 hour preparatory work and 4 hours synchronous learning

  • Cost




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