Leading Change in Healthcare Education with Simulation – Evaluating Your Program

Leading Change in Healthcare Education with Simulation – Evaluating Your Program

This presentation will focus on exploring robust opportunities to measure holistic programmatic outcomes, focusing on seven key areas of simulation. Participants will learn about value measurement methodology in areas of organizational readiness, participant and facilitator competency, quality of experience, curriculum integration, return on investment, and simulation operations. Also, participants will engage in hands-on activities to practice using reliable and valid tools for evaluation.

Learning Objectives:

  1. As a result of participating in the activity, attendees will be able to: 1) Discuss the benefits of evaluating simulation from a comprehensive, programmatic perspective
  2. Identify valid, reliable and available methodology and tools to use for simulation program evaluation
  3. Analyze simulated data from previously completed and compiled evaluation tools to identify areas for programmatic improvements and return on investment, and return on expectations.


Colette R. Foisy-Doll, RN MSN CHSE ANEF

Colette Foisy-Doll is a pioneer nurse educator in the most modern sense. Over 20 years ago she brought simulation to an undergraduate nursing program for the first time in Canada, and since then has spearheaded the creation of robust experiential learning opportunities for students and faculty around the world. Technology in healthcare education may have changed her career path, but people are her real passion—and transforming the way the we teach tomorrow’s healthcare providers is her goal. Colette Foisy-Doll is recognised as an enthusiatic world leader in healthcare simulation, having been the recipient of many prestigious international awards including being named as one of Canada’s top 150 influential nurses. As a Certified Simulation Healthcare Educator, q member of the Academy of Nurse Educator Fellows, and a change leader she is devoted to the promoting evidence-based simulation for safer care for patients and their families. Colette’s work, research, and teaching and learning interests involve the pursuit of innovation in organizational leadership and change management, simulation-enhanced interprofessional education, and faculty coaching and mentorship in simulation pedagogy. In July 2018, she co-edited and authored book with Dr Kim Leighton titled, Simulation Champions: Fostering Courage, Caring, and Connection.