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The Simulation User Network Conferences (SUN) offer best practices to help advance simulation training programs across all healthcare disciplines.
The availability of traditional supervised clinical experiences have become increasingly limited. More and more, nurse educators have turned to a groundbreaking study published by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) for the answer. That study found that up to half of traditional clinical hours in pre-licensure nursing programs can be replaced safely by high-quality patient scenarios in the form of simulations for nursing students. Many state Boards of Nursing approve!
Hear from Dr. Suzan Kardong-Edgren, PhD, Rn, ANEF, CHSE, FSSH, FAAN, about how the NCSBN Study continues to be center stage and about how simulation is being substituted for clinical hours with great success. Dr. Kardong-Edgran is one of the authors of the study. She and other guests will be sharing tips with you on how you can use simulation to your advantage.
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If you work in nursing education and are exploring ways to replace traditional supervised clinical experiences where opportunities are limited, this Virtual SUN is for you.
PhD, Rn, ANEF, CHSE, FSSH, FAAN
Suzan (Suzie) Kardong-Edgren, PhD, Rn, ANEF, CHSE, FSSH, FAAN is an internationally known speaker, consultant, and educational researcher with over 120 publications. Dr. Edgren served as a consultant on the NCSBN Study that determined that up to 50% of traditional clinical hours could be replaced with high-quality simulation. She will hold that that role again in the National Council Simulation Study 2.0.
Dr. Edgren is the President of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning and is an Associate Professor at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston. She served as the Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Simulation in Nursing for 10 years. And she is currently the Editor-in-Chief of 2 new interactive online review guides for those seeking certification in the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. She was awarded the National League for Nursing Debby Spunt Lectureship and the Michael Gordon Lectureship in Simulation from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. Dr. Edgren served as chair of the Research Committee for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and the Vice President of Research for the INACSL. She holds fellowships in the Society of Simulation in Healthcare, the Academy of Nursing Education Fellows, and the American Academy of Nursing.