Webinar – Expanding Simulation Strategies to Include a Focus on Family – FREE for IFNA Members

Expanding Simulation Strategies to Include a Focus on Family


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$15.00 for Non-members
$15.00 for *IFNA Members wanting CE Credit

Presented by Colleen Royle, EdD, MSN, RN

Colleen has seven years of research and education expertise in simulation and serves as the Learning Resource Laboratory & Simulation Coordinator at the School of Nursing, Minnesota State University (MSU) in Mankato, Minnesota, USA.  Colleen and her MSU colleagues presented a pre- and post-conference at the 11th International Family Nursing Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2013 that focused on family nursing and simulation education. In 2015, at the 12th International Family Nursing in Odense, Denmark, Colleen and her colleagues offered a pre-conference where they shared innovative simulation technology dedicated to family nursing practice.
Colleen was recently chosen as one of the twenty individuals to participate in the 2016 National League for Nursing Leadership Development Program for Simulation Educators.  This year long program is designed for experienced simulation nurse educators who wish to assume a leadership role in simulation. Her research interests include: measuring the student preference of oral versus video-assisted debriefing, incorporating the process of family nursing into each simulation, and evaluating the teaching-learning experience for students and faculty.  Colleen currently serves as a member of the IFNA Education Committee.

Program / Event Description:

This webinar will share simulation teaching strategies that guide students to apply family nursing knowledge while providing family-focused nursing actions. Research findings suggest that nursing practice in many health care settings does not fully attend to the family as a focus for care and nurses report concerns with their ability to provide family nursing practice. Simulation provides an innovative and  safe learning environment where students and nurses have the opportunity to practice family-nurse relationships, implement family-focused nursing actions, and learn family communication skills. This webinar is presented by Dr. Colleen Royle, Assistant Professor at The School of Nursing, Minnesota State University, Mankato, USA.  The School of Nursing at Minnesota State University, Mankato, prepares nurses who understand the significance of family and society in health care. The family-focused curriculum and simulation experiences in the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs aim help students provide quality care to individuals, families and communities in all settings.

The two learning outcomes are: 

  1. Describe how the complexities of nurse-family communication and nursing care of families in health care delivery systems can be taught using simulation strategies.
  2. Describe specific elements of simulation learning experiences that can guide nursing students to gain confidence and competence in caring for families.

This continuing nursing education activity was submitted to the Ohio Nurses Association (Application # 20082), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)