Simulation Centers and Faculty/Staff Development

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Instruments for Measuring Faculty Attitudes
by Mary Hicks - Monday, February 16, 2009, 8:47 PM
I am developing a research study measuring faculty attitudes regarding high-fidelity simulation.  Does anyone know of instruments that may be useful?  I appreciate any leads! Thanks!

Hi Mary,

A study was done by Amy Jones and Margaret Hegge to measure faculty comfort levels in using high-fidelity simulation and they developed their own tool. It might be helpful to you. The study was published in Clinical Simulation in Nursing - the online journal of INACSL.


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Re: Instruments for Measuring Faculty Attitudes
by Dustin Hicks - Wednesday, March 25, 2009, 9:38 PM

Try looking at the following article to see if it helps any. They found faculty attitudes to be the main factor in determining simulation use.

King, C. J., Moseley, S., Hindenlang, B., & Kuritz, P. (2008). Limited use of the human patient simulator by nurse faculty: An intervention program designed to increase use. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 5(1), Article 12. Retrieved February 12, 2009, from The Berkeley Electronic Press Web site: