- Journal of Nursing Education
- August 2012 - Volume 51 · Issue 8: 422-428
The NLN Jeffries Framework describing simulation in nursing education has been used widely to guide construction of human patient simulation scenarios and serve as a theoretical framework for research on the use of simulation. This framework was developed with a focus on prelicensure nursing education. However, use of human patient simulation scenarios is also a way of providing practice experiences for graduate students learning the educator role. High-fidelity human patient simulation offers nurse educator faculty a unique opportunity to cultivate the practical knowledge of teaching in an interactive and dynamic environment. This article describes how the components of The NLN Jeffries Framework can help to guide simulation design for nurse educator preparation. Adapting the components of the framework—which include teacher, student, educational practices, design characteristics, and outcomes—helps to ensure that future faculty gain hands-on experience with nurse educator core competencies.
Dr. Young is Professor, School of Nursing, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota; and Dr. Shellenbarger is Professor, Department of Nursing and Allied Health Professions, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania.
The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.
Address correspondence to Patricia K. Young, PhD, RN, 5516 Richmond Curve, Minneapolis, MN 55410; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Received: December 20, 2011
Accepted: March 21, 2012
Posted Online: May 23, 2012