Clinical Simulations for Now & the Future: Innovating for Better Patient Care

Clinical Simulations for Now & the Future: Innovating for Better Patient Care

This presentation will discuss the current state of where we are with clinical simulations in nursing education that will provide a foundation for the novice educator just getting started with the simulation pedagogy.  The standards, resources, and faculty-development aspects will be discussed to help inform educators who are initiating clinical simulations in their courses, programs, or curricula. Lastly, drivers for this experiential pedagogy will be highlighted demonstrating the broad use and needs of clinical simulations that ultimately help to prepare nurses for high-quality patient care.

Session Objectives
Following this session, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the state of the science in clinical simulations
  • Describe concepts and activities promoting simulations and safe patient care.


Pamela Jeffries

Pamela R. Jeffries, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, Professor and Dean of George Washington University School of Nursing, is internationally known for her research and work in nursing, simulation and health care education. Throughout the academic community, she is well regarded for her scholarly contributions to the development of innovative teaching strategies, experiential learning techniques, new pedagogies and the delivery of content using technology.

As the principle investigator on grants funded by federal and state agencies and numerous national organizations, including the National League for Nursing (NLN) and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, she has provided leadership and mentorship on ground-breaking projects impacting both nursing practice and education. With the NLN, Dr. Jeffries developed the major contribution to simulation scholarship, the framework and monograph now known as the NLN Jeffries Simulation Theory.

She is a sought-after keynote speaker and delivers nationally and internationally presentations on nursing leadership and her research. Throughout her career, she has shared her expertise in clinical education, simulations and other emerging technologies as a consultant to health care organizations, corporations and publishers. Her numerous publications cover a wide-range of topics pertinent to nursing education, clinical simulations and health care policy.