SIRC Annotated Bibliography

The SIRC annotated bibliography comprises many research-based articles about simulation.

SIRC Glossary

The SIRC Glossary contains definitions of terms that have been cited in the Standards developed by the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) and elsewhere.

Simulation Leader Directory

This is a directory of individuals who have completed the Leadership Program for Simulation Educators, a year-long NLN program directed by Drs. Susan Forneris and Mary Anne Rizzolo. Click here to view the directory. Twenty individuals per year are accepted into this highly competitive program. This directory identifies their specific areas of simulation expertise and scholarship along with contact information. They are available for collaboration and consultation.

Tools & Tips

Mindfulness in Prebriefing
Four members of the 2017 cohort researched the use of mindfulness with nursing students at various levels within prebriefing in simulation. Usefulness, resources, and recommendations can be found here. 

Pre-briefing Checklist

Four members of the 2018 cohort of the Leadership Development Program for Simulation Educators searched the literature on this topic, created a checklist and established preliminary content validity. Click on the links below to access information and the checklist.

·Overview of Development Process and Testing

·Pre-briefing Elements

Faculty Development Toolkit: Simulation Resources
Six members of the 2014 cohort of the NLN Leadership Development Program for Simulation Educators decided to create a faculty development toolkit for the project they were required to complete as part of the Sim Leader program.  It includes resources for the following: technology, scenario design, teaching/learning strategies curriculum integration, evaluation, realism/fidelity, standardized/simulated patients, and simulation management.  Click here to view and download the toolkit.

Simulation Design Template - Revised May 2019

Have you been looking for an easy to use Simulation Design template? We just revised our template. Please note that you are welcome to use it, so long as it retains the SIRC information on the footer.

Multi-patient Simulation Template and Toolkit

Four members of the 2015 cohort of the Leadership Development Program for Simulation Educators created a template for multi-patient simulations (MPS).  Click on the links below to access information and the template.

Simulation Design Template Adapted for IPE Simulations

Using the IPEC Core Competencies, five members of the 2013 cohort of the Leadership Development Program for Simulation Educators embedded IPE objectives and guided reflection questions into the template and tested them at five schools across the country. Click here for a Comprehensive Description of this tool. Click here to view and download the template. 

Leveling Simulations: Integrating QSEN and ACES

These supplemental materials correlate to "Integrating QSEN and ACES: An NLN Simulation Leader Initiative,” published in Nursing Education Perspectives, Volume 33, No. 3, May/June 2012. The authors incorporated QSEN competencies into the "Millie” unfolding case study that was developed for the NLN's Advancing Care Excellence for Seniors (ACE.S) project. Tables that correlate the KSAs for each QSEN competency with the learning activities suggested in each scenario are provided, along with enhanced simulation templates for the three scenarios.

Simulation Centers Survey

Members of a 2014 cohort of the Leadership Development Program for Simulation Educators conducted a survey to identify common components of simulation centers. The purpose was to assist others in determining guidelines for establishing or repurposing their simulation space and implementing a successful program. View the poster. Read the analysis of results to date.

Orienting Learners to the Simulator: Introduction to SimMan

This script was provided by Suzie Kardong-Edgren, PhD, RN, ANEF, editor-in-chief of the Clinical Simulation in Nursing.

Deborah L. Spunt Lectures

In appreciation for her leadership in the design, development, and implementation of simulation in nursing education, the NLN Foundation for Nursing Education and Laerdal Medical established the Debra L. Spunt Lecture to be held each year at the NLN Education Summit.

Due to an overwhelming amount of requests to see the slides from each year's lecture, we are pleased to post them here along with the brochures on the Debra Spunt Lecture.

2007 - Pamela Jeffries

2008 - Janet Grady

2009 - Sharon Decker

2010 - Suzan Kardong-Edgren

2011 - Panel

2012 - Beth Mancini

2013 - Carol Durham


2014 - Kristina Thomas Dreifuerst


2016 - Janice C. Palaganas

2017 - Kathie Lasater

2018 - Susan Forneris

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