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Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Simulation Culture Organizational Readiness Survey

Leighton, Kim, PhD, RN, CHSE, CHSOS, ANEF, FAAN; Foisy-Doll, Colette, MSN, RN, CHSE; Gilbert, Gregory E., EdD, MSPH, PStat

doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000504
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Expensive high-fidelity simulators sit unused in nursing programs worldwide. One cause of this is failure to ensure organizational readiness to integrate simulation into the curriculum. The Simulation Culture Organizational Readiness Survey (SCORS) was developed to assist administrators in evaluating institutional and program readiness for simulation integration. Psychometric analysis finds the SCORS to be a valid, reliable tool for use by administrators to determine organizational readiness for simulation integration.

Author Affiliations: Assistant Dean, Research and Simulation Faculty Development (Dr Leighton), and Biostatistician (Dr Gilbert), Adtalem Global Education, Chicago, Illinois; Director (Ms Foisy-Doll), Clinical Simulation Centre, MacEwan University, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Leighton, Adtalem Global Education, 500 West Monroe, Suite 28, Chicago, IL 60661 (

Accepted for publication: December 1, 2017

Published ahead of print: February 6, 2018

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