Are simulation experiences replacing clinical time? If so, by how much (10%, 25%, 50%)? Not in all courses but in some of them yes. For example in our OB course we have a OB simulation in the first 2 weeks of the course to prepare them for clinical. They observe/practice different types of delivery situations and also practice NBN assessment and VS on SimNewbie.
**How are simulation hours calculated in comparison to real clinical time (2:1, 1:1). This varies by course and is dependent upon actual clinical sites available.
**Do students rotate through simulation like they rotate through other clinical sites (i.e. 2 weeks simulation in a row)? no
**Do students receive simulation throughout their curriculum, or just in certain courses? Simulation is threaded throughout the curriculum and is in all but 1 of our courses right now. this course will have simulation in the next few months.
Hope this helps Chrissy. If you have any more questions feel free to call or email me.
Laurie A Pufpaff, RN, MSN/ED
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Greenville Technical College
Office 230 Barton Campus