We have one of the local hospitals using our SimMan once/month as needed for part of their orientation for new nurse employees. We use 4 - 5 of the NLN scenarios, I run Simmy and the hospital educators do the debriefings. We use a diabetic hypoglycemia and the educators get to review and reinforce the specific hospital orders, etc. Another one we use is the blood transfusion reaction.
We have also had one of the local community college's replace a clinical day with simulation when they had a staffing issue. Their students have nothing like this, and loved it. We did charge for this, though nominal. We have not charged the hospital, since we have a reciprocal relationship with them (not sure if this was the right thing or not).
Lynn LeBlanc RN, BA, MSN
University of Dubuque
Dubuque, IA 52001