Thank you Vickie. Yes, my state of NE does dictate that a percentage of clinical hours can be replaced-20% however does not determine the ratio at which SIM is handled. For example some programs utilize a 1:1 ratio of SIM time to traditional hours while others use a 1:2, 1:3 and even a 1:4 in some programs i've looked into. I would really appreciate if our board would dictate this by they are not there yet! I am doing what I can to establish a 1:2 ratio and collecting evidence to support this.
How have programs established this number when not dictated by their states?
Thank you for your insight!