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High-Fidelity Patient Simulation in Nursing Education

Author(s): Wendy M. Nehring, RN, PhD, FAAN, FAAMR, East Tennessee State University, Tennessee
Felissa R. Lashley, RN, PhD, ACRN, FACMG, FAAN, Dean and Professor, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • ISBN-13: 9780763756512
  • ISBN-10:0763756512
  • Paperback    447 pages      © 2010
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High Fidelity Patient Simulation in Nursing Education is a comprehensive guide to developing and implementing a high-fidelity patient simulation in a clinical setting. It is a necessary primer for administrators and nursing programs starting out with this technology. It includes examples for setting up a simulator program for nurses, developing and implementing this technology into particular clinical and laboratory courses, and setting up refresher courses in hospital settings. The text features appendices and case scenarios.

Key topics include:

  • History of simulation in Nursing Education
  • Setting up a simulation program in a variety of settings
  • Evidence-based research on high-fidelity simulation
  • Integrative review of the existing nursing research and a discussion of theories used with high-fidelity patient simulation studies
  • Debriefing
  • Evaluation using high-fidelity patient simulation
  • The future of high-fidelity patient simulation in nursing


Unit I  Foundations
  Chapter 1  History of Simulation in Nursing
  Chapter 2  A Synthesis of Theory and Nursing Research Using High-Fidelity Patient Simulation
Unit II  Setting Up a Simulation Program
  Chapter 3  Developing and Implementing a Simulation Program: Baccalaureate Nursing Education
  Chapter 4  Developing and Implementing a Simulator Program: Associate Degree Nursing Education
  Chapter 5  Graduate Nurse Anesthesia
  Chapter 6  Statewide Nursing Simulation Program
  Chapter 7  Creating an Interdisciplinary Simulation Center
  Chapter 8  An Interdisciplinary Simulation Training and Education Program for an All-Hazards Response
  Chapter 9  Hospital-Based Competency Development
Unit III  Developing and Implementing Scenarios
  Chapter 10  Baccalaureate Nursing Education
  Chapter 11  Associate Degree Nursing Education
  Chapter 12  Acute Care for Advanced Practice Nurses
  Chapter 13  Regional Nursing Simulation Program
  Chapter 14  Interdisciplinary Simulation Center
  Chapter 15  Planning and Creating a Scenario: The Institute of Technical Education Experience
  Chapter 16  Simulation in the Hospital Setting
  Chapter 17  Facilitated Debriefing
  Chapter 18  A Curriculum for the Pre-licensure Nursing Program
  Chapter 19  Evaluation
Unit IV  The Future
  Chapter 20  Using High-Fidelity Patient Simulation: What Does the Future Hold?

Wendy M. Nehring, RN, PhD, FAAN, FAAMR-East Tennessee State University, Tennessee

Wendy M. Nehring, RN, PhD, FAAN, FAAIDD is Dean and Professor of the College of Nursing at East Tennessee State University as of Feburary, 2008. Previously, she held administrative and faculty positions at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a faculty position at Illinois Wesleyan University. Dr. Nehring received her PhD in Nursing Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago, her MS in Pediatric Nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her BSN from Illinois Wesleyan University. Dr. Nehring is nationally and internationally known in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities and in the field of high-fidelity nursing simulation. Along with Felissa Lashley, she is the author of Critical Incident Nursing Management, a conceptual framework for nursing practice using high-fidelity patient simulation. Dr. Nehring is also part of the Rutgers team of faculty who participated as a pilot school in the development of METI’s Program for Nursing Curriculum Integration (PNCI). In addition, Dr. Nehring wrote the only nursing history book on nursing in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities. She and her colleagues have revised the Scope and Standards of Practice in this specialty in 2004 and this publication was published by American Nurses Publishing and the American Association on Mental Retardation. Dr. Nehring is also the editor of a core curriculum for nurses and health professionals specializing in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities (2005), an evidence-based practice book on specific health promotion topics and the research that was conducted on these topics with persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (2005), and a book on the health concerns of adolescents with special health care needs and disabilities transitioning into adulthood (2007). She has written, presented, and consulted widely on this nursing specialty. Dr. Nehring’s funding has been in both of these areas. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Felissa R. Lashley, RN, PhD, ACRN, FACMG, FAAN-Dean and Professor, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Dr. Lashley has authored more than 300 publications, and has presented nationally and internationally on a variety of topics, including simulation. The first and second editions of her book, Clinical Genetics in Nursing Practice, received Book of the Year Awards from the American Journal of Nursing. Three of her other books have won AJN Book of the Year awards: The Person with AIDS: Nursing Perspectives (Durham and Cohen, Eds), Women, Children and HIV/AIDS (Cohen and Durham), and Emerging Infectious Diseases: Trends and Issues (Lashley and Durham) (which was also a Choice awardee) while Tuberculosis: A Sourcebook for Nursing Practice (Cohen and Durham) won a Book of the Year Award from the Nurse Practitioner journal. She created a webpage for nurses to share biopreparedness and emerging infectious diseases information, and initiated an annual interdisciplinary conference on emerging infectious diseases. Dr. Lashley has over 350 presentations, most recently on emerging infectious diseases and avian influenza and simulation. She has been interviewed on avian influenza for television, radio, newspapers, and most recently, Oprah Winfrey=s magazine, the AO@ (June, 2006).

 Dr. Lashley has received several million dollars in external research funding. She has been an invited member of a number of research advisory groups at National Institutes of Health. She was a member of the NIH consensus panel on Phenylketonuria: Screening and Management.

 Dr. Lashley received the 2000 Research Recognition Award for Outstanding Research from the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. In March, 2003 she received the distinguished alumni award from Illinois State University, and in 2005 was initiated into their Hall of Fame. In 1999, she received the Distinguished Nurse Research Award from the Illinois Nurses Association. She also received the SAGE award for mentoring nurse leaders in 2001 from the Illinois Leadership Institute. She was an associate editor of the journal, IMAGE: The Journal of Nursing Scholarship. She is a member of the editorial boards of AIDS Education and Prevention, and Nursing and Health Sciences. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ, and of the statewide NJ MEDPREP committee. She has been selected as a Awoman of excellence@ by the New Jersey Women In AIDS Network.


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