Mankato Toolkit Simulation Videos

Mankato Toolkit Simulation Videos

Mankato Toolkit Simulation Videos

Nurse educators at Minnesota State University Mankato (Angela Christian; Stacey Van Gelderen; Colleen Royle; Mary Ann McKenna Moon; and Norma Krumwiede) are involved in family nursing education using simulation. Their innovative leadership is focused on how the complexities of family-focused nursing communication and care can be practically incorporated into simulation strategies and experiences. The Mankato Toolkit of Simulation Videos is shared with the IFNA community through the generosity of The Glen Taylor Institute for Family & Society who is providing access through  MavTUBE, Minnesota State University’s media clearinghouse. If you use these videoclips, please credit Minnesota State University, Mankato and The Glen Taylor Nursing Institute for Family & Society.

The video links depict a variety of aspects related to family nursing practices and elements of how  family focused simulation is used at Minnesota State University Mankato. These videos are only a portion of the Mankato nurse educator group’s entire approach to simulation learning experiences and the curriculum that they have developed with a family nursing focus. For more information, contact IFNA member, Norma Krumwiede:

Brief with Family Element

  • This is a clip of the brief that begins the simulation.


  • This clip is a reflection that occurs after the simulation has been completed, which shows a faculty viewing the simulation with the participants. This debrief emphasizes nursing actions that are focused on the family and the family experience with illness that was addressed in the simulation. The faculty encourages a discussion of family constructs, family assessment, and family nursing practices.

Phone Communication

  • This clip demonstrates how communication between the nurse and an outside entity such as a physician can be simulated.

Role Instruction

  • This clip shows how a faculty member prepares individuals who will be involved in the simulation experience. These instructions include scripts and cue cards for an individual who will be role playing a family member in the simulation.

Simulation with a Family Focus

  • This clip is a simulation experience with the family in the center of care.  Different aspects of preparing for a simulation and the phases of a simulation are addressed using the Simulated Educational Experiences (SEE) Model.

Simulation without Family Focus

  • This clip is a simulation experience that shows how nurses often view families.  It is in stark contrast to the inclusion of the family that we are teaching our students.