College of Health and Education Dean presents at Vanderbilt nursing simulation conference

College of Health and Education Dean presents at Vanderbilt nursing simulation conference

Photo courtesy of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing

Dr. Pamela Slaven-Lee, Dean of Marymount University’s College of Health and Education, traveled to Vanderbilt University in February to speak at the institution’s first-ever Faculty Academy for Clinical Teaching Using Simulations (FACTS), held by Vanderbilt’s School of Nursing.

Joining her friend and mentor, Vanderbilt Nursing Dean Dr. Pamela Jeffries, Dr. Slaven-Lee presented to the audience a newly released book, A Practical Guide for Nurse Practitioner Faculty Using Simulation in Competency-Based Education. Co-written by Dr. Slaven-Lee and Dr. Jeffries, it examines topics related to simulation design, development and implementation for nurse practitioner and other graduate-level nursing programs.

“The new educational requirements based on the AACN (American Association of Critical Care Nurses) Essentials and move to competency-based outcomes require nursing graduates to provide documented skill competencies to care for all types of patients in all types of diverse health care settings,” Dr. Slaven-Lee explained. “Whether a graduate is working in acute care, primary care or within the community, clinical simulations serve as a vital approach to creating student-centered, experiential learning that engages and prepares the graduate for real-world practice.”
“Once the exception, clinical simulations are becoming more commonplace in nurse practitioner programs. This book supports nurse practitioner faculty as they learn new pedagogy and teaching strategies using clinical simulations. It focuses on developing and preparing nurse educators and superusers of simulations as they create, implement and evaluate this pedagogy in nurse practitioner education.”

The book, published on January 29 of this year, is available for purchase here.