NCSBN Policy Guidelines for the BON in Simulation

The National Council State Board of Nursing (NCSBN) has issued guidelines impacting the way clinical simulations are developed, implemented and evaluated. With these new guidelines, nurse educators need to be prepared with knowledge and skills in implementing and debriefing simulations. The policy guidelines will be discussed with examples of statewide changes occurring that effect how clinical simulations in all different types of nursing programs are being utilized. A faculty preparation checklist and recommendations for nurse educators and regulators will be provided with dialogue about state differences and requirements.