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HomeGrown Solutions

INACSL and the National League for Nursing (NLN) initiated HomeGrown Simulation Solutions to capture and house the incredible talent, ingenuity, and sharing spirit of the simulation community.

Housed on NLN's Simulation Innovation and Resource Center (SIRC) and created by education professionals to address tricky issues in simulation, HomeGrown Solutions are comprised of self-made items, creative adaptations to existing items, simulation recipes, and ideas that add to the suspension of disbelief in simulation.

Each item includes objectives for use, ideas to integrate it into the curriculum, and step-by-step instructions that provide a roadmap for replication. 

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Individuals may submit their solutions for consideration at any time, however submitted solutions are reviewed four (4) times a year on January 15, April 15, July 15, and October 15.

History of HomeGrown Solutions

The original idea for HomeGrown Solutions was first seen in 2007 at the Low Cost Solution podium presentation by Margaret (Meg) Meccariello at the INACSL conference.

In 2008, the HomeGrown Simulator Contest began; winners were published in Clinical Simulation in Nursing, INACSL’s official journal.

NLN and INACSL are proud to carry on the tradition Meg Meccariello started by offering the simulation community a place to share their innovative ideas.