Year of Regulation: 2018
Percentage of Clinical Replacement Hours: RN, no more than 50%; PN, unlimited and may equal 100% of clinical experience hours for obstetrics and pediatrics course
Ratio of Simulation to Clinical Hours: RN, up to 50%; PN up to 50%, except for pediatric and obstetric clinical hours; An LPN education program may substitute up to 100% of pediatric and obstetric clinical hours with simulation laboratory.
Definition of Simulation: “Simulation laboratory” means activities that replicate patient care scenarios and are designed to foster clinical decision-making and critical thinking. Scenarios may include the use of medium- or high-fidelity mannequins, standardized patients, role-playing, skills stations, and computer-based critical thinking simulations.
Simulation Educator Requirements: A member of the nursing faculty who provides instruction in either the clinical or simulation laboratory shall hold a minimum of a baccalaureate degree in nursing or an equivalent standing in a nationally nursing accredited ADN to MSN nursing education program with attestation of baccalaureate-level competency from that educational program.