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International Nursing Science Conference

August 21-23, 2023 | London, UK

August 21 -23, 2023 | London, UK
Nursing Science 2023

Doreen A Callaghan

Doreen A Callaghan, Speaker at Nurses Conferences
Massasoit Community College, United States
Title : The status of simulation utilization in long-term care settings in the USA: Opportunities for nursing education


Long-term facilities in the United States are charged with the provision of quality care to those it serves. The adoption of an innovative educational strategy could assist in enhancing patient outcomes. The aim of this non-experimental, exploratory, descriptive correlational study design was to explore the current status of simulation utilization in LTC settings to determine their organizations’ readiness to adopt this innovative education strategy.
Results of this study identified the current status of simulation utilization in LTC settings in the United States and quantify Directors of Nursing Services perceived overall readiness to adopt simulation. This study found 73% of the 52 respondents did not use simulation. Of those who did, manikins were the predominant modality (57.14%). The Simulation Culture Organizational Readiness Survey (SCORS) instrument with modifications was used to with permission to capture the key tenets of organizational readiness. The Total Overall SCORS-M Score mean of 87.49 (range of 42-178) indicated that LTC settings were “Somewhat” ready to adopt simulation. A call for further research to examine the current state of simulation utilization on a broader scale to enhance outcomes and potentially improve the quality of care rendered to those residing in LTC settings in the United States is warranted.

Audience Take Away Notes:
1. Describe the current state of simulation utilization in LTC settings in the United States
2. Identify how Directors of Nursing Services in LTC settings rate their organizations’ readiness for simulation- based education integration
3. Identify opportunities for collaborative simulation-based education activities between LTC settings and academic nursing institutions


Dr. Doreen A. Callaghan is currently the Department Chair of Nursing Program at Massasoit Community College in Brockton, Massachusetts, USA. She earned her Doctorate of Education in Nursing at Southern Connecticut State University, a MSN from the University of Phoenix and a BSN from Northeastern University. She has over twenty- five years of diverse nursing experience with the last decade focused on nursing simulation and education. She obtained a certificate of achievement in Clinical Simulation from the University of Southern Indiana and a Healthcare Simulation Educator certificate from Saint Anselm College. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning, and the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.