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.
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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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