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Collaborative Simulation Training

Strategies Used to Teach Root Cause Analysis Leadership Competencies

Junious, DeMonica Latrice

doi: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000404
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Considered the norm in multiple academic settings, simulation provided a low-risk, transformational clinical learning environment across programs at a college of nursing. Undergraduate nursing students received feedback from practicing nurses, whereas graduate nursing students honed skills in evaluative feedback and communication. This intraprofessional learning opportunity cultivated a rich learning environment. Feedback revealed that the learning milieu was permeated with opportunities needed for skills, competencies, and leadership development. Focusing on the concept of root cause analysis, this experience provided nurse administration students with hands-on exposure that would ultimately lead to developing competencies needed for roles in nursing leadership.

About the Author DeMonica Latrice Junious, PhD, RN, CNE, is coordinator, MSN Nurse Administration Program, Prairie View A&M University College of Nursing, Houston, Texas. The author acknowledges the following faculty for their collaborative efforts in this simulation: Willarena Ashe, MSN, RN, Mona Hussan, PhD, MSN, RN, and Eugenie Snaith, MSN, RN. For more information, contact Dr. Junious at

The author has no conflict of interest.

© 2019 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
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