Integrating and expanding simulation pedagogy: Refreshing practice education across the undergraduate nursing curriculum

TitleIntegrating and expanding simulation pedagogy: Refreshing practice education across the undergraduate nursing curriculum
Faculty/College/UnitApplied Science
StatusActive
Duration2 Year
Initiation04/01/2022
Project Summary

The UBCV-School of Nursing (SoN) was recently charged by the Ministry of Advanced Education to increase undergraduate student admissions by 25%, in 2022. Dire nursing shortages are adversely affecting the quality of Canadian healthcare delivery. To provide high quality nursing education efficiently and effectively, we have used different levels of simulation. Simulation allowed us to accommodate more students, particularly during COVID-19 when appropriate practice sites and experienced nurse mentors are lacking. Although simulation holds great promise, it is a unique form of education, and students and faculty need adequate support and preparation to optimize their learning/teaching experiences.

The purpose of this project is to expand and evaluate a comprehensive simulation program that includes faculty development and full integration of simulation into clinical skills and competencies (lab) and practice learning courses across the BSN curriculum.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2022/2023
Year 1: Project TypeLarge TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorElsie Tan
Year 1: Funded Amount122,835
Year 1: Team Members

Elsie Tan, Professor of Teaching, Nursing, Faculty of Applied Science
Geertje Boschma, Professor / BSN Program Coordinator, Nursing, Faculty of Applied Science
Suzanne Campbell, Associate Professor, Nursing, Faculty of Applied Science
Bernie Garrett, Associate Professor / Associate Director Infrastructure and Technology, Nursing, Faculty of Applied Science
Farinaz (Naz) Havaei, Assistant Professor, Nursing, Faculty of Applied Science
Saima Hirani, Assistant Professor, Nursing, Faculty of Applied Science
Cathryn Jackson, Associate Professor of Teaching / Coordinator, Clinical Skills and Simulation Lab, Nursing, Faculty of Applied Science
Maura MacPhee, Professor / MSN Program Coordinator, Nursing, Faculty of Applied Science
Debbie Mann, Lecturer, Nursing, Faculty of Applied Science
Julie Tipping, Lecturer, Nursing, Faculty of Applied Science