Lone Dancer to Integrated Simulation Program

One person is not a “simulation program”. Many nursing programs began using simulation through the efforts of a single simulation champion. However, as more simulation is adopted, new strategies are needed to develop an integrated and evidence based program. This presentation will explore ideas and tools for developing such a program. The Simulation Culture Organizational Readiness Survey, newly published 2016 INACSL Standards of Best Practice: Simulation, NCSBN simulation guidelines, and the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) Accreditation Standards will be reviewed for their usefulness in developing a strong simulation program.