In a departure from tradition, in which one scholar in simulation in nursing education has been selected to deliver the prestigious Debra L. Spunt Lecture, the National League for Nursing has chosen to mark the lecture series' fifth anniversary by inviting back the previous four presenters. Sharon Decker, PhD, RN, ACNS, ANEF (Texas Tech University); Janet L. Grady, DrPH, RN, FAAN, ANEF (University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown); Pamela Jeffries, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing); and Suzan Kardon-Edgren, PhD, RN, ANEF (Washington State University-Spokane) have all graciously agreed to participate in a panel discussion, which will take place on the final morning of the NLN's 2011 Education Summit in Orlando, Florida, September 21-24. The panel will be introduced and moderated by Mary Anne Rizzolo, EdD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, a consultant to the NLN.
These four leaders in nursing education and simulation will treat attendees to a comprehensive summary of advances in simulation development and research and an exploration of future directives and challenges.
Among the questions to be addressed, in an informal presentation, will be:
What evidence do we have that what we are currently doing, i.e., taking students to health care facilities for clinical practice, works?
What evidence do we have that simulation works?
What DON'T we know about simulation — what research remains to be done?
What needs to be done about faculty development so that nurse educators learn to do simulation well?
What is the role of simulation in interprofessional education?
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/suzan_kardong-edgren/9/