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Scaffolding and Sequencing Core Concepts to Develop a Simulation-Integrated Nursing Curriculum

Herrington, Alaina MSN, RN, CHSE, CNOR; Schneidereith, Tonya PhD, CRNP, PPCNP-BC, CPNP-AC, CNE, CHSE

doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000358
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Integrating simulation in multiple levels of nursing programs remains a challenge for educators. Nurse educators from various degree-granting programs were surveyed to identify placement of multiple nursing concepts. The results of the survey identified concepts that could be incorporated, that is, scaffolded, into various levels of education via concept-based simulations. Categorizing concepts into multiple learner levels provides an efficient, systematic approach to incorporating concepts into simulation throughout any nursing curriculum.

Author Affiliations: Simulation Center Coordinator (Ms Herrington), Hinds Community College, Dr George Ball Simulation Center, Jackson, Mississippi; and Assistant Professor of Nursing (Dr Schneidereith), Stevenson University, Owings Mills North Academic Center, Maryland.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Ms Herrington, Hinds Community College, Dr George Ball Simulation Center, 1820 Hospital Dr, Jackson, MS 39204 (

Accepted for publication: November 20, 2016

Published ahead of print: December 29, 2016

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