The aim of this module is to foster excellence in the academic nurse educator role and to provide recognition and merit for the specialized knowledge, expertise, and competencies of this role in Canada.

The Simulation Certification Program fosters excellence in nursing education in Canada through faculty development in simulation-based pedagogy, practices, and technologies. The program prepares nurse educators to address a broad complement of practice learning needs and the full range of simulation typologies.


The first module of the program focuses on competencies 1 and 2, which primarily address the initial phases of a simulation-based experience. Participants will learn to assess, develop, implement, and evaluate simulation as a teaching and learning tool that facilitates practice learning in nursing education. They will also learn to create and integrate simulation theory/knowledge into courses and programs to facilitate the acquisition of entry-to-practice nursing competencies among nursing students.

Audience: Nurse educators using simulation in nursing education programs

Delivery: Online (Adobe Connect & Moodle)

Timeframe: 7 weeks

Please note that participation in all live webinars is a course requirement.


This five-week foundational course will encompass clinical education at the baccalaureate level in acute care, public health and community health-care settings.  


Description

Module 4 focuses on competencies 5 and 6, which address the post-experience phases of a simulation-based experience. Participants will demonstrate their knowledge of appropriate evaluation of participants and the simulation-based learning activity. They will also show how a nurse educator with expertise in simulation participates and contributes to the larger learning simulation instructor community, both in Canada and globally.

Audience: Nurse educators using simulation in nursing education programs

Delivery: Online (Adobe Connect & Moodle)

Timeframe: 7 weeks

Please note that participation in all live webinars is a course requirement.

Dates

October 30, 2018 – December 11, 2018

Tuesdays, 7-9 pm EST

Competency Indicators

5. Draws on foundational theories and simulation pedagogy when teaching simulation

  • articulates the appropriate use of formative, summative, and high-stakes evaluations in simulation-based experiences
  • evaluates participants as directed by the objectives/outcomes and intent of the simulation
  • develops appropriate evaluation instruments for outcome measurement
  • shares clear, appropriate, constructive, and timely formative feedback during and after simulation to support learning
  • provides discrete, constructive, and timely summative feedback in a safe learning environment using standardized formats

6. Designs effective simulation scenarios

  • appraises research and evidence in simulation practice for use in teaching and clinical simulations
  • supports the mentorship of nurse educators in simulation practice
  • advances simulation knowledge through participating in simulation projects and/or research activities
  • disseminates information related to implementations and innovations in simulation pedagogy to the health professional community

This five-week foundational course will encompass clinical education at the baccalaureate level in acute care, public health and community health-care settings.