In 2011 at the National League for Nurses (NLN) Summit a Simulation-based ‘Debra L. Spunt Lecture’ session was recorded between Sharon Decker, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, ANEF, Janet L. Grady, DrPH, RN, FAAN, ANEF, Pamela Jeffries, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF and Suzan Kardong-Edgren, PhD, RN, ANEF, which was entitled “Leadership in Simulation: Looking Back, Looking Forward”. Theory-Practice gaps are identified as problems not just in nursing, but in all higher learning communities. These speakers cover the challenges of developing simulation research and utilization in nursing, and although from 2011 still has huge relevance for our community today. You can watch the 1-hour session below and visit the NLN website for more information.
As well, the NLN has provided free downloadable content for educating the care of older adults through innovations in nursing education, called ACES – which stands for Advancing Care Excellence for Seniors. This grant-funded initiative was developed to foster gerontological nursing education for pre-licensure nursing programs. The ACES website is the go-to place for gerontological resources for faculty and students, classroom-ready teaching tools and strategies, and information about upcoming faculty development events related to integration of care of older adults into nursing program curricula.
The ACES free downloadable cases include:
- A first-person monologue that introduces the individual or couple and the complex problems to be addressed.
- Simulation scenarios designed to help students practice assessing function and expectations of their patient(s), with links to appropriate evidence-based assessment tools, including those from the Try This® and How to Try This® Series.
- An innovative final assignment that asks students to finish the story.
- An instructor toolkit with suggestions on how to use the various components of the unfolding cases and incorporate them into the curriculum.
Visit the NLN ACES website to get these resources today!