N555 Module 6 Assignment


Critical Thinking Exercises: (40 points)

What evidence is available on the effectiveness of using simulation in support of learning? Summarize a current evidenced-based article that addresses some aspect of simulation in nursing education.
Describe the various standards that have been established to ensure quality of health care information on the World Wide Web and access by special populations.
Consider a recent teaching/learning event in which you were either the student or the faculty member. Describe the media that was used to support and deliver the instructional content. Critique the selection, delivery and appropriateness of the media used.
Think about your presentation style. In what ways do you already engage learners? How and where do you see yourself trying new approaches? How will you evaluate the success of these new strategies?

Professional Development: (60 points)

Prepare an online teaching session on a topic of your choice. How would you deliver the didactic content? What types of interactive activities would you plan to promote student learning? How would you ensure that students remain engaged? How would you grade their participation?

“Exercises” generally require a fairly brief response (typically 250-350 words). APA formatting is required, and if appropriate, should cite your textbook and other relevant outside resources such as journal articles, website, and other scholarly products.

“Professional Development” assignments require more in-depth analysis. Typically, the word count is greater (500-1000 words). Please respond in a thorough manner, using APA formatting, and citation of your textbook and outside resources as appropriate.

Please combine all of your work into a single document for submission. Submit only complete assignments (not partial or “draft” assignments).
Submit only the assignments corresponding to this module
Please label each assignment with:

–Your name
–Course number
–Module number


Simulation in learning has gained increased relevance in the field of nursing.  There are different studies that have documented the effectiveness of simulation in fostering learning. One of these studies was done by Laschilinger et al. (2008). The objective of this research was to identify best available evidence supporting the use of simulated learning methods in the pre-licensure nursing education. This was secondary review study that mainly selected experimental or quasi-experiential studies that addressed the issue of effectiveness use of simulated learning methods in nursing education. The three research methods considered for admission included randomized tri9als, non-randomized trials and before-and-after studies. The main outcome measures included acquiring knowledge, skill and knowledge to perform, and others. In the review, each of the study was appraised by reviewers for the quality of the methodology used using an appraisal instrument developed by Joana Brigs Institute.  The studies for review were obtained from Medline, CINAHL, Embase, PsychINFO, and others. The results from the study showed that there was a higher satisfaction among the learners with use of simulators in the understanding of important clinical skills. This study also showed human simulators were especially important in the teaching of important clinical skills like airway management, physiological, and many others. The study showed that there was a limited knowledge acquisition and performance skill associated with use of simulation in learning although this declined with time. The study concluded that simulation may be employed to adjunct clinical practices but not for replacement of everyday students practice.  Learning through simulation is enjoyable and the use of models makes learning easier. However, the study argued that it is not quite clear how the skills that are gained from simulation could be transferred into real-world settings, which requires more research.