Using Simulation to Develop Feedback Competencies in Clinical Nurse Educators

Using Simulation to Develop Feedback Competencies in Clinical Nurse Educators

Placing clinical nurse educators in the learner role in simulation provides benefits of increased knowledge, skills, and attitudes similar to simulation education outcomes of nursing students. Simulations focused on clinical nurse educator competencies such as providing effective formative feedback to nursing students in clinical scenarios can increase confidence and develop skills. This session will review current literature about using simulation for nurse educator and preceptor development, discuss tools to measure development of educator competencies, and review recent simulation studies with educators in the learner role focused on providing formative feedback.


Julie Fitzwater, MNE RN CNRN CNE

Julie S. Fitzwater PhD, RN, CNRN, CNE is the Director of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor of Nursing at Linfield University in Portland, Oregon. She teaches in the BSN program in acute care nursing courses and coordinates student experiences in clinical education. Her role includes the support of clinical nursing faculty with a research focus on simulation methods to develop teaching competencies in clinical nurse educators. As a member of the simulation team, she is developing and researching innovative clinical models for nursing education. Dr. Fitzwater is a Sigma chapter leader, an alum of the National League for Nursing LEAD program and a Jonas Scholar.