An approach to simulation program development

Michael A. Seropian, Kimberly Brown, Jesika Samuelson Gavilanes, Bonnie Driggers

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Simulation education is becoming increasingly popular. Many institutions and programs find themselves in a situation where they have an identified need for the simulation education but few resources to reference. Most programs purchase first and ask questions later, leaving faculty with equipment with which they are unfamiliar and few, if any, resources to contact. Developing a simulation program involves more steps than one would think. Developing a vision and business plan are paramount. Only with a well-developed business plan will decision maker buy-in occur. Consideration must also be given to facility construction or renovation, equipment purchase, faculty development and training, and most important, curriculum development. These steps are not intuitive. This article describes these steps in a concise and manageable way and is intended to serve as a template that hopefully will increase the likelihood of developing successful and efficient simulation education programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)170-174
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Nursing Education
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education


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