Nursing Students Develop Skills with Simulation Event


The Nursing Department conducted a 48-hour simulation for senior nursing students, Feb. 28-March 1.

Using the Nursing Simulation Center in the Health Sciences Building, 32 participating students were responsible for patient, family and/or nurse roles. Students had 12-hour shifts each day, and the nurses were responsible for three “patients” during that time. Nursing faculty members also participated in 12-hour shifts alongside the students.

Inspiration for the event came from Connie Ayers, a previous director of nursing at Truman, who incorporated integrated simulation and used it numerous times as a 72-hour event at Texas Women’s University.  
The 48-hour simulation provided nursing students with an opportunity to use their assessment and critical thinking skills to make sound clinical decisions for their “patients.”
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