Despite its popularity, many nurse educators are reluctant or unprepared to use manikin-based simulation in their teaching. The purposes of this article are to describe a state-wide collaborative project to help baccalaureate and associate degree program faculty develop and utilize manikin-based simulations in online and face-to-face nursing courses and to share assessment findings regarding the effectiveness of the project in influencing faculty interest in simulation.
Faculty completed a simulation interest and usefulness survey at the start and end of the project year.
Trends of increased comfort in creating and using simulation in courses were observed and all faculty teams reported developing simulations. Challenges and suggested solutions for maintaining faculty interest and engagement in learning new teaching pedagogies are discussed.
KeyWords: simulation; nursing education; faculty development; collaboration; nursing faculty; human patient simulator; patient simulation