On a day to day basis, each session in the simulation facility is equipped with a minimum of 2 dedicated staff. This includes the instructor driving the computer program in conjunction with a facilitator working with students whilst liaising with the instructor. These two highly trained staff members are in constant contact, and collaborate with both briefing and debriefing sessions.
Often a third and fourth person is required to role play – such as a doctor, nurse, allied health person, relative or a distractor.
Clinical Skills Development and Simulation Workshops
Our centre is well resourced to deliver a range of workshops using a blended learning approach. Face to face teaching and tutorials, e-learning, skills development laboratories and interactive, immersive simulation can be provided in 1, 2, and 3 day programs based on your need.
We believe that involvement and ownership in simulation education is pivotal to successful programs and outcomes. We encourage a team of part time visiting professionals from clinical, academic and research domains to assist our staff with the delivery of sessions.
Simulation Fellows: Those who are focused on developing a professional portfolio and who have been professionally prepared to be part of the NSCE team.
The centre is currently available for use between 8am and 9pm from Monday to Friday, or by negotiation for extended hours and workshops.
Funding Agreements and Competitive rates
Custom made programs can include exclusive use of the centre, and are available at competitive hire rates that include access to our program design consultancy and delivery resources.
Particularly favourable subsidies are available to regular users and participating partners who are invited to become visiting faculty members as part of their professional development portfolio. We encourage both teachers and students to adopt the centre as their ‘home base’.
- Assessment of a low-fidelity human patient simulator for the acquisition of nursing skills – Wilson Shepherd et al Jan 2005
- Enhancing Graduate Nurses’ Health Assessment Knowledge and Skills Using Low-Fidelity Adult Human Simulation – Shepherd Kelly Skene and White 2007