White paper: Alignment of Content in Simulation Learning System to Clinical Judgment Competencies
Authors: Mamta Shah, PhD | Amanda Siebert-Evenstone, PhD
Brendan R. Eagan, PhD | Cheryl Wilson DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CNE, CHSE
The field of nursing is at an inflection point and recent changes in policy and practice have amplified the need for competency-based education and assessment. Students now need to go beyond foundational and procedural knowledge and must demonstrate competency in clinical judgment to succeed in today’s healthcare environment.
In this white paper, Elsevier’s research team explores the alignment of nursing competencies and curriculum in a simulation system. They analyze the reflection of NCSBN’s Clinical Judgment Measurement Model in Elsevier’s Simulation Learning System (SLS Hands-On and VR).
White paper highlights
- The need for competency-based education and assessment has gained importance in undergraduate nursing programs because of recent changes in policy and practice. It is crucial that we support faculty in meeting these needs.
- This study provides a quantitative model of NCJMM Layer 3 in content (Table 1) embedded within twelve FUN scenarios (Table 2 in SLS (hands-on and VR).
- The alignment or connections reflected in the models (Figures 2 to 6) should be seen as curricular opportunities for cultivating students’ knowledge, skills, and attitudes for success as future entry-level nurses.