Simulation in Nursing Education: From Conceptualization to Evaluation

Simulation in some form has probably been used as a teaching strategy in nursing education since the fi rst nurse tried to teach the fi rst nursing student how to do a task properly. As understanding of teaching and learning progressed, so did the simulations that were used. This book, the first of its kind for nurse educators, is the work of an innovative, creative group of nurse educators from all types of programs who wished to share what they learned during the course of a three-year, multi-site project that tested simulation models and contributed to the refi nement of the body of knowledge related to the use of simulation in nursing education.


Pamela R. Jeffries, DNS, RN, FAAN, Editor; Nina Carter, MEd, RN; Kristy Chambers, MSN, RN; Reba Moyer Childress, MSN, APRN-BC, FNP; Janis C. Childs, PhD, RN; Sharon Decker, MSN, RN, CCRN, CS; Cheryl Feken Dixon, MS, RN; Melissa Horn, MSN, RN, CFNP, CNN, CCTC; Marcella T. Hovancsek, MSN, RN; Ruth Politi, MSN, RN; Mary Anne Rizzolo, EdD, RN, FAAN; Kristen J. Rogers, MSN, RN; Susan B. Sepples, PhD, CCRN; Debra L. Spunt, MS, RN, FAAN

On Revolutions and Revolutionaries: 25 Years of Reform and Innovation in Nursing Education

Original papers published by the NLN during the curriculum revolution of the 1980s/1990s and reprinted in this book provide a glimpse into how our leaders thought about ways in which nursing education needed to be reformed. Many of those leaders have written reflections on the original works and our current state of nursing education, and other contemporary chapters have been added to enhance the forward-looking nature of this book. The collection inspires the reader to refl ect on the progress that has been made in transforming nursing education toward a student-centered, interactive, evidence-based practice and to think about what needs to be done to create a preferred future for nursing education. As such, this book is an important resource for faculty and for graduate students preparing for the faculty role.

AUTHOR: Pamela M. Ironside, PhD, RN, FAAN, Editor

Nurse Educator Competencies: Creating an Evidence-Based Practice for Nurse Educators

This book grew out of the intensive work of the NLN’s Task Group on Nurse Educator Competencies, and it is a compelling critical synthesis of the research related to educator competencies. Drawing on literature in nursing and many other fields, Halstead presents an analysis of the work done to date regarding each competency (e.g., facilitate learning, use assessment and evaluation strategies), draws conclusions about what we do and do not know related to that area of practice, and proposes priorities for future research related to that competency. This book is an essential resource for every faculty member and an invaluable source of information and insight for students in master’s or doctoral teacher preparation programs.

AUTHOR: Judith A. Halstead, DNS, RN, ANEF, Editor