Creating a professional development plan for a simulation consortium

Pamela R. Jeffries, Jim Battin, Michelle Franklin, Rhonda Savage, Hollace Yowler, Caroline Sims, Tamara Hall, Shelly Eisert, Cynthia Lauber, Stephanie Brown, Karen Werskey, Rebecca J. Bartlett Ellis, Terri Everage, Laurie Dorsey

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As the United States struggles with health care reform and a nursing education system that inadequately prepares students for practice, dramatic advances in educational technology signal opportunities for both academic and practicing nurses to affect our profession as never before. Simulation technologies provide large and small institutions with the means to educate health care students and novice professionals effectively and efficiently through hands-on experience, but the costs of such a venture can be prohibitive. A simulation consortium offers a venue for different health care and educational institutions with shared goals to pool knowledge, monies, and labor toward health care education throughout a geographic area. This article details one Midwestern U.S. region's work in creating a professional development plan for a new simulation consortium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e183-e189
JournalClinical Simulation in Nursing
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Administering a consortium
  • Collaborative process
  • Designing a consortium
  • Education consortium
  • Professional development
  • Simulation collaboration
  • Simulation consortium
  • Simulation network
  • Superusers
  • Workforce development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)


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