This course is available for FREE to Sigma Members.
Simulation activities will be discussed within the framework of Healthcare Simulation Standards of Best PracticeTM including formative assessment strategies using NGN-style activities. Topic areas include pre-briefing (preparation and briefing activities), debriefing, and incorporating free virtual simulation products into the classroom.
This course will retire after 25th April 2026.
After participating in this course, learners will be able to:
- Describe best practices for integrating formative NGN-style activities into prebriefing (preparation & briefing) for screen-based simulation
- Demonstrate methods to integrate simulation-based simulation into the traditional classroom with formative assessment strategies using NGN-style questions
- Discuss the integration of NGN-style prompts into debriefing for screen-based simulation experiences
Janeen Berndt, DNP, ACNS-BC, CNE, CHSE
Dr. Berndt is an experienced nurse educator with expertise in competency-based education, clinical education, and simulation-based education. Janeen continues to advance simulation in the nursing profession serving as the OADN Simulation Committee Chair and as a member of the INACSL Patient Safety SIG. Dr. Berndt is the immediate past-president of the Psi Upsilon Chapter of Sigma and is a member of the Alpha Beta Zeta Chapter.
Theresa Cooney, MSN, RN
Theresa Cooney is an educator at Howard CC teaching in a concept-based curriculum in. In addition to creating course content, she designs and implements simulation scenarios (both in person and virtually). She is an avid advocator for Open Educational Resources (OER) and was part of Howard Open as a grass root member. She continues to find OER for the nursing faculty. She is an active member of OADN and is currently serving on the Simulation Committee. She has 34 years' experience as a nurse in America, Spain, and Morocco. She has been and educator since 2015.
Elizabeth Robison, EdD, MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE-A
Dr Elizabeth Robison has over 40 years of nursing, along with supervisory, management, and education experience in a variety of roles in the United States Air Force and higher education. She retired last year, but continues to serve in volunteer roles within simulation as a board member for INACSL, facilitator for INACSL Simulation Education Program, IMSH Conference Abstract Reviewer, and a member of an OADN Simulation Committee.