Needs Assessment and Strategic Planning WorkshopEducational Services
Helping you assess the current state of your program, identify needs, and provide strategic direction.
Building a Successful Simulation Program That’s Sustainable
We believe that simulation training for nursing education professionals is pivotal in our common goal to improve patient outcomes. But what makes a simulation program successful and sustainable long-term? The industry has put forth a combination of research, publications, industry standards and best practices, that when implemented well, work towards simulation success. The first step is to assess your program needs and define a strategic direction.
A Needs Assessment and Strategic Planning Workshop provides the opportunity to collect and analyze information and data, as well as explore and understand the needs and existing resources in your nursing program. Our understanding of the industry and inner workings of simulation learning methodology and solutions will ensure that the technology you have or need works in harmony with your nursing program's simulation goals.
- Align strategy for your simulation program to organizational initiatives
- Identify barriers and solutions for successful simulation
- Reinforce industry standards and best practices
- Build on existing simulation-based efforts
- Facilitate utilization of already existing equipment
- Leave you with tools to guide you through strategic pulse-check and implementation cycles for continued success
Having a sustainable simulation program that addresses industry guidelines and integrates best practices can give students the best possible opportunity to be successful in safe clinical practice and creates a positive reflection for the organization.
Establishing clear strategic direction for simulation is fundamental to successful implementation. We can help develop strategic initiatives and goals to drive your program into the next 3-5 years – with guidelines and best practices at the core! The workshop day results in the development of a customized Strategic Planning Workbook that will be yours to utilize for further strategic development and tracking of progress across the established goals.
Faculty & Staff
Building a successful simulation program requires a team-approach that defines clear roles and responsibilities, establishes formal processes around simulation, considers thoughtful integration into the curriculum, addresses faculty development needs in simulation, and builds understanding around best practices while addressing psychological safety. This workshop will address all of these areas from a planning perspective, beginning with establishing understanding of the current state of the program.
Clinical placement challenges are on the rise and the clinical day can be random at times. High quality simulation experiences that are thoughtfully formalized in alignment with curriculum and delivered in a safe environment can help to bridge the gap between didactic education and safe practice.
How the Course is Delivered
This one-day workshop is delivered on-site at your facility by our Simulation Education Program Specialists. Prior to the workshop, we will survey stakeholders at your institution to aid in deliverying a comprehensive assessment.