Part 1: Curriculum Design and Simulation
1. Differentiate the characteristics of a successful and unsuccessful SIM program.
2. How do you identify essential elements of a curriculum necessary to ensure best practices in the clinical setting?
3. How can learning from the classroom be applied to the clinical setting through simulation?
Part 2: Curriculum Design and Simulation
Considerations for simulation design are based on Benner’s model of moving from novice to expert.
1. How can faculty design curriculum and simulation scenarios that become more complex and draw on previously learned coursework and clinical experiences?
2. What strategies can faculty employ in the simulation environment that promotes student knowledge, skills, and abilities to prepare the professional nurse?
Part 3: Assessment and Evaluation in Nursing Education
You have now looked at True–False, Multiple Choice, Short Answer (Fill-in-the-Blank), and Essay question formats.
1. Describe when each format will be useful to you to assess your learners and the pitfalls of each type. Make sure to integrate your knowledge of Bloom’s taxonomy and assessment of all levels of learning within your analysis of question types.
2. Discuss question format in terms of theory versus clinical performance assessment.
Part 4: Assessment and Evaluation in Nursing Education
1. Describe a population of learners you may encounter as a nurse educator.
2. Discuss what factors you must consider and why for planning a test for that particular cohort population.
Go to the certification website for this particular population and look at the available test prep materials, including sample tests and the test blueprint if they are available.
3. Analyze these materials and describe how you can use them in your planning and if you would share them with your learners. Explain why or why not.