Using peer study to prepare for certified healthcare simulation educator certification

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Charles, Stephen
Koehn, Mary L.
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2016-06
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Certification , Simulation , Peer study groups , Adult learning , Social constructivism
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Charles, Stephen; Koehn, Mary L. 2016. Using peer study to prepare for certified healthcare simulation educator certification. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, vol. 12:no. 6:pp 202–208
Abstract

Background: This article describes a peer study program implemented as preparation for taking the Society for Simulation in Healthcare Certification examination.

Methods: During the first 6 weeks participants reviewed articles, developed key points, related the readings to practice, and created practice test questions. Week 7 was a final review session.

Results: Six participants applied for the examination and all successfully passed the examination on the first attempt, being the first Certified Healthcare Simulation Educators in Kansas.

Conclusions: Participants reported improvement in the quality of simulation sessions, creation of a network of simulation educators, and an improvement in test writing skills.

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Elsevier Inc.
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Clinical Simulation in Nursing;v.12:no.6
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1876-1399
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