2020-2023 Research Priorities

INACSL values efforts towards the scholarship of discovery in the following areas. Specific target outcomes are provided to fill gaps in extant research.

Topic area Target outcomes
Advanced Practice Nursing simulation
  • Learning outcomes
Evaluation tools for learner assessment
  • Validity and reliability
  • Types of feedback provided
  • Systematic use for longitudinal outcomes
Interprofessional simulation
  • Sequencing in curriculum
  • Patient outcomes
  • Instrument development
Patient safety
  • Learning outcomes
  • Patient outcomes
  • Faculty skill
  • Psychological safety
  • Link to learning objectives
  • Structure
  • Timing
Psychomotor skill retention
  • Medication administration skills
Ratio of clinical hours to simulation time
  • Determination of dosing and clinical hour substitution
  • Virtual simulation ratios
Simulation in practice settings
  • Learning outcomes
  • Patient outcomes
Transition to practice
  • New graduate nurse simulation outcomes
Virtual reality/augmented reality and serious games in nursing
  • Communication
  • Decision making
  • Learning outcomes
  • Patient outcomes
  • Use with patients

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