Chamberlain University, which has the largest nursing school in the United States and is committed to supporting access to quality healthcare education and programs nationally and around the world, is partnering with Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College in St. Kitts (CFBC), to implement a simulation training program . Chamberlain will launch the simulation training program with CFBC staff as part of a collaborative effort to strengthen the competencies of nurses in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. During the pandemic, when much of the world’s curriculum shifted online, Chamberlain shifted to an interactive virtual-patient simulation in order to give students access to real world experiences online. Through this partnership, Chamberlain will now provide simulation training supports to benefit CFBC’s existing Health Sciences division and their state-of-the-art nursing skills lab.
“Chamberlain was built on a strong appreciation for academic technologies and the use of simulation in equipping students for hands-on care. The partnership with Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College is a meaningful way of advancing simulation in nursing education, which has forever changed the way that quality education will be delivered. By providing a comprehensive simulation training program to the faculty of CFBC we are pleased to support the preparation of the island’s future nursing workforce,” said Chamberlain University Provost Carla D Sanderson, PhD, RN.
Chamberlain’s mission is to educate, empower and embolden diverse healthcare professionals who advance the health of people, families, communities and nations. Chamberlain, which is part of Adtalem Global Education, is committed to graduating extraordinary nurses who transform healthcare in their communities and worldwide. To do so, they are expanding access to quality medical education and training for current and future healthcare professionals. The mission of CFBC is to foster the development of responsible, self-sufficient citizens by delivering a range of academic, professional and vocational courses and programs that reflect high values and standards, and which prepare students to make lifelong contributions to their communities.
CFBC President Dr. Jacqueline Austin applauded the work of the Dean of the Division of Health Sciences Dr. Rondalyn Bradshaw who spearheaded the effort to bring this high-quality training to the College. “We are profoundly grateful to have established a partnership with Chamberlain University who are using cutting edge technology to strengthen and augment the competencies of our student nurses, nurse practitioners and nurse educators,” she said. “ This training will assist nurse educators at CFBC in providing realistic simulated experiences in order to prepare clinically competent and extraordinary nurses.”
The purpose of the comprehensive simulation training program is to educate CFBC staff in the techniques and methodology of simulation. Chamberlain University will provide two courses to 25 participating faculty: Advanced Training of Simulations 101 and Simulations 210. The courses, which are self-paced, will explore: the principles and methodology of simulation as a learning technique, the history and trends of simulation, and the ethical principles used in simulations facilitation. At the end of the program, participants will be able to Identify the key components of a strategic plan to create an effective simulation-based program. Faculty will also be equipped to implement, assess and manage simulation-based activities utilizing simulation standards and guidelines.
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