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Foundations: Laying the Groundwork for Teaching with Simulation


Overview of Course

This course lays the foundation for understanding the basic pedagogy supporting simulation in nursing education.  Participants will explore theories that support the effectiveness of simulation as a teaching strategy and examine best practice standards for simulation.  


Course Objectives: 

By the end of the session, participants will: 

1. Review the history, definition and evolution of simulation.

2. Discover the effectiveness of simulation used in higher education. 

3. Discuss the learning theories that inform simulation pedagogy.

4. Explore the standards and guidelines of best practice in simulation. 

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