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SSH/INACSL Regional Workshops

Request for Proposals

Description of SSH and INACSL Regional Workshops

The Society of Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) and the International Nursing Association for Clinical

Simulation and Learning (INACSL) approved a partnership in the development and delivery of

educational workshops. The 1-day, educational workshop is designed to be a collaborative learning

opportunity for persons working in and developing simulation programs. The background and

objectives of the workshop are provided below.

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), in 2014, released the results of their national

simulation study, which concluded that up to 50% of simulation could be effectively substituted for

traditional clinical experiences under certain conditions for Prelicensure nursing students. These results

were achieved using:

• INACSL Standards of Best Practice: Simulation℠

• High quality simulations

• Debriefing methods grounded in educational theory using subject matter experts

• Adequate numbers of trained and dedicated simulation faculty

The NCSBN Simulation Guidelines for Prelicensure Nursing Programs were published in October 2015.

This article provides the following guidelines along with evidence and resources for each.

• There is leadership and faculty commitment on the part of the school responsible for the

simulation program.

• Program has appropriate facilities for conducting simulation.

• Program has the educational and technological resources and equipment to leverage simulationbased

teaching and learning to meet the intended curriculum objectives.

• Lead faculty and simulation lab personnel are qualified to conduct simulation

• Faculty are prepared to lead simulations.

• Program has an understanding of policies and processes that are a part of the simulation

 

Faculty, simulation leaders and administrators will review the study, results, and subsequent guidelines

for local and national implications. In addition, local simulation leaders representing INACSL and SSH

will review simulation standards and resources available to assist schools and/or organizations as they

advance simulation in a changing regulatory environment.

• Standards of Best Practice: Simulation℠

• SSH Accreditation of Healthcare Simulation Programs

• Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE)

• Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator – Advanced (CHSE-A)

• Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist (CHSOS)

 

Reason for RFP

Based on the desire to take a balanced approach to building a strong program that considers realistic

expectations and value, SSH & INACSL believes partnership with local entities allows the opportunity to

provide focused education to the targeted audience. The SSH/ INACSL Regional Workshop has the

opportunity to be a quality program that provides educational benefits to the target population and

geographic region and will allow for partnership with local colleges, universities and hospitals across the

country. SSH/INACSL are seeking organizations in the following geographic locations in 2017:

• Spring 2017 – Springfield, MO

• Spring 2017 – Amarillo, TX

• Fall 2017 – Salt Lake City, UT

• Fall 2017 –Birmingham, AL

 

Selection Criteria

SSH & INACSL use a quality-based selection process. Each submission will be reviewed against the

description of services requested, the submitted proposal, and the ability to meet the needs of the event.

 

Proposal Submission

Include the following in your proposal:

• Background on the simulation program including years of operation

• Ability to accommodate a workshop for up to 100 attendees

• Large lecture hall availability and capacity

• Staff available to assist during workshop

• Availability of onsite audio/visual resources

• Prior experience hosting or conducting educational events

• Onsite parking at no cost

• Ability to facilitate catering for food and beverages

• Proximity to hotels

• Types of nearby hotels

• Distance from nearest airport

• Available Spring/Fall dates to hold the 1 day workshop based on the geographic location

 

To Apply

Please send proposal by December 5, 2016 at 5:00pm EDT to:

Jennifer Manos

Executive Director

Society for Simulation in Healthcare

jmanos@ssih.org

Questions:

Please contact the SSH Executive Director Jennifer Manos.

Email: jmanos@ssih.org

Workshop Information

SSH and the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) will host a new Simulation Regional Workshop on the guidelines of the NCSBN National Simulation Study. The Study concluded that up to 50 percent of simulation could be effectively substituted for traditional clinical experiences under certain conditions for Prelicensure nursing students.

The workshop will explore: 

  • Creating a dialog around simulation guidelines and local regulation by the Boards of Nursing.
  • Utilizing the NCSBN Simulation Guidelines for Prelicensure Nursing Programs  within individual simulation programs.
  • Applying the INACSL Standards of Best Practice: Simulation within the development, implementation and assessment of simulation based education.
  • Using the SSH Accreditation Standards  to advance the simulation program.
  • Understanding the benefits of SSH certification(CHSE, CHSE-A, CHSOS) as a developmental pathway for simulation instructors. 
  • The benefits of membership in INACSL and SSH.

The Workshop also includes review of the study, results and subsequent guidelines for local and national implications. In addition, local simulation leaders will review the simulation standards and resources available to assist schools and/or organizations as they advance simulation in a changing regulatory environment.

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