Session: 2022 QSEN International Forum

Connecting Virtual Patient Simulation to the 2021 AACN Essentials

During this 30-minute presentation followed by Q & A, you will learn how virtual patient simulation can support your journey to integrate competency-based education aligned with the 2021 AACN Essentials. Attendees will see how learning activities are mapped to the sub-competency level for both entry-level as well as advanced-level nursing education. Assignments emphasizing concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion, social determinants of health, communication, and compassion across the 4 spheres of care create a scaffolding of increasing complexity so that student competency can be assessed over time. Learn how virtual patient simulation supports teaching in context so that students not only learn the concepts that support nursing practice but also learn to apply those concepts competently while caring for vulnerable patients.