Dear Professional Educator,
My name is Deborah Johnston. I am writing to the list to invite you to participate in a survey about
simulation use in nursing education.
I am a Master’s in Nursing Education Student at Daemen College in Amherst, NY. I am in the process of
working on my thesis project for completion of my degree. My project title is: Orientation to Simulation
Program for the Entry Level Nursing Student. My research question is: Does a planned orientation to
simulation for the entry level nursing student result in an enhanced learning outcome? The survey is a
part of this project and should take no more than 15 minutes to complete.
The criteria for participation includes:
1. Age of 22 to 75 years of age
2. Nursing educators with a minimum of a BS degree
3. Must be able to read and understand English
4. Educator of nursing students in an ADN or BS RN nursing program
5. Must be faculty/staff who have direct contact with students in their first semester of simulation
The results of this survey will help me to gain insight into the simulation educational needs of entry level
nursing students as perceived by their educators. Your feedback will enable me to evaluate if a simulation
orientation program for the entry level nursing student has an impact on learner outcomes.
If you agree to participate in this survey, your participation is completely voluntary. You have the right
not to answer any question(s), and you may stop your participation at any time. All your responses
through surveymonkey will remain anonymous, and you will not be identified by your responses. Upon
completion of this project, all anonymous responses will be stored in a locked safe in my home for one
year, then shredded. If you choose not to complete this survey, you will not be penalized in any way.
You can access this survey by cutting and pasting this link into your browser:
I would like to thank you in advance for your time and participation in this survey. If you have any
questions or would like a summary of the survey results, please feel free to contact my research
supervisor, Dr. Diane Ryan in the Nursing Department at Daemen College at 716-839-8387 or by e-mail
Deborah W. Johnston
Graduate Student in Nursing Education
Department of Nursing
4380 Main Street
Amherst, NY 14226