I can sympathisize; I am currently working on my dissertation. I am using Pamela Jeffries' framework on simulation learning. Benner is another theorist that may be applicable. I have seen articles on the use of simulation in hospitals as part of nursing competencies. The hospitals are part of collaboratives with a local college or university and address multiple disciplines. Nursing Education Perspectives have had several articles on the topic. Good Luck to you.
Annette Conklin, MSN, RN, OCN, CNE
Holy Family University