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Mindfulness in Prebriefing

Four members of the 2017 cohort researched the use of mindfulness with nursing students at various levels within prebriefing in simulation. Usefulness, resources, and recommendations are described in the document.
Download Mindfulness in Prebriefing.

Pre-briefing Checklist

Four members of the 2018 cohort of the Leadership Development Program for Simulation Educators searched the literature on this topic, created a checklist and established preliminary content validity. 
Download the Overview of Development and Testing of Pre-briefing Elements.
Download the Pre-briefing Elements checklist.

Faculty Development Toolkit: Simulation Resources

Six members of the 2014 cohort of the NLN Leadership Development Program for Simulation Educators decided to create a faculty development toolkit for the project they were required to complete as part of the Sim Leader program.  It includes resources for the following: technology, scenario design, teaching/learning strategies curriculum integration, evaluation, realism/fidelity, standardized/simulated patients, and simulation management.
Download the Faculty Development Toolkit.

Simulation Design Template - Revised May 2019

Have you been looking for an easy to use Simulation Design template? We just revised our template. Please note that you are welcome to use it, so long as it retains the SIRC information on the footer.
Download the Simulation Design Template 2019.

Multi-patient Simulation Template and Toolkit

Four members of the 2015 cohort of the Leadership Development Program for Simulation Educators created a template for multi-patient simulations (MPS).
Download the Multi-patient Simulation Template and Toolkit Introduction, Operational Guide & Bibliography.
Download the blank Multi-patient Simulation Template.

Simulation Design Template Adapted for IPE Simulations

Using the IPEC Core Competencies, five members of the 2013 cohort of the Leadership Development Program for Simulation Educators embedded IPE objectives and guided reflection questions into the template and tested them at five schools across the country.
Download the IPE Template Comprehensive Description.
Download the blank IPE Template.

Leveling Simulations: Integrating QSEN and ACES

These supplemental materials correlate to "Integrating QSEN and ACES: An NLN Simulation Leader Initiative,” published in Nursing Education Perspectives, Volume 33, No. 3, May/June 2012. The authors incorporated QSEN competencies into the "Millie” unfolding case study that was developed for the NLN's Advancing Care Excellence for Seniors (ACE.S) project. Tables that correlate the KSAs for each QSEN competency with the learning activities suggested in each scenario are provided, along with enhanced simulation templates for the three scenarios.
Download the Supplemental Materials for Integrating QSEN and ACES.

Simulation Centers Survey

Members of a 2014 cohort of the Leadership Development Program for Simulation Educators conducted a survey to identify common components of simulation centers. The purpose was to assist others in determining guidelines for establishing or repurposing their simulation space and implementing a successful program.
View the Simulation Centers Survey Poster.
Download the Survey of Components of Simulation Centers.

Orienting Learners to the Simulator: Introduction to SimMan

Suzie Kardong-Edgren, PhD, RN, ANEF, editor-in-chief of the Clinical Simulation in Nursing, provided a script to orient learners to SimMan.
Download the Orienting Learners to the Simulator: Introduction to SimMan script.