New Pilot Study Seeks Participants & 1-Day November Workshop From California Simulation Alliance

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This week’s newsletter from the California Simulation Alliance made mention of a new pilot study and upcoming 1-day Simulation Conference:

CSA Pilot Study

The CSA is conducting a pilot study to investigate the value of formalizing a continuing mentoring service to our Faculty Development Program.  Study results from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) landmark, multi-site, longitudinal study indicated that up to 50% of clinical hours in pre-licensure nursing curricula could be substituted with high quality simulation without negative impact on NCLEX pass rates.

Although networking and informal mentoring relationships are established during the CSAcourses, literature supports that a single course coupled with trial and error are not effective in sustaining the development of comprehensive, progressive simulation programs.  As a response to the NCSBN study results the CSA is proposing a new methodology for training simulation educators: “A Comprehensive, Progressive, Tiered, Supported and Goal-oriented Program for Healthcare Simulation Educators.”

The program’s target audience is healthcare educators who have regular involvement in simulation. This new program seeks to extend the learning experience with a comprehensive plan driven by an end goal of certification as CHSE (Certified Health Care Educator) through the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH).

This project seeks to recruit participants who sign up for the CSA’s Simulation Intensive course on November 5 – 7, 2015. The pilot project will be positioned around this course and offer participants the opportunity to receive a customized education plan based on a needs assessment, mentoring from an experienced healthcare simulation educator and three hours of consultative services. During the project phase there will be no additional cost for any of the initial assessment, consultation or mentoring for 3 months. The CSA is excited about this new opportunity within the field of healthcare simulation.



2015 CSA Course Calendar

Simulation Intensive

Participation entitles you to an initial assessment, consultation or mentoring for 3 months as part of our pilot project.  Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity, sign up now!
November 5-7, 2015

Location: San Jose, CA
Cost: $1,250 CSA subscribers; $1,500 non-subscribers
19.5 CEUs

Simulation Conference

The University of San Francisco and the CSA are co-sponsoring a Simulation Conference on November 21, 2015 on the USF campus.  The keynote speaker is: Connie Lopez, MSN, CNS, RNC-OB, CPHRM, National Leader, Simulation and Risk Education, National Risk Management & Patient Safety. Many of the CSA faculty will be presenting breakout sessions throughout the day.

Location: University of San Francisco McLaren Hall
November 21, 2015Cost: $75 CSA subscribers; $100 non-subscribers
6.5 CEUs

Learn more about the study and the conference on the CSA Website!


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