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Using Simulated Clinical Scenarios to Evaluate Student Performance

Wolf, Lisa PhD, RN, CEN; Dion, Kim MS, RN; Lamoureaux, Erin MS, RN; Kenny, Cara MS, RN; Curnin, Margaret MS, RN; Hogan, Mary Ann MS, RN; Roche, Joan PhD, RN; Cunningham, Helene MS, RN

doi: 10.1097/NNE.0b013e318216120b
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Given the high financial investment that nursing education programs make to incorporate high-fidelity simulation training, it is important to evaluate its usefulness in student learning and evaluation. Faculty developed an evaluation tool for simulated clinical scenarios, using both high- and low-fidelity modalities that delineated components and their relative weights, adapted to match the changing expectations for evolving novices. The authors discuss scoring, debriefing, and remediation.

Author Affiliations: Clinical Assistant Professors (Dr Wolf and Mss Dion, Lamoureaux, Kenny, Curnin, Hogan, and Cunningham); Clinical Associate Professor (Dr Roche), School of Nursing, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Correspondence: Dr Wolf, Skinner Hall, 651 N Pleasant St, Amherst MA 01003 (Noblewolf3@aol.com).

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