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The Future of APRN Clinical Education Symposium Materials

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Nursing Policy, Future of APRN Clinical Education Symposium was held September 24, 2018.  The symposium gathered nursing leaders in academia and practice to review the purpose and outcomes of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing APRN Clinical Training Task Force and federal DHHS-HRSA, Advanced Nursing Education grant funded efforts in Michigan.  Principle investigators or their designee shared an overview of the projects, as well as outcomes and lessons learned from their efforts.  Following this overview, participants engaged in large group discussions and brainstorming concerning the academic and practice environment for advanced nursing education in Michigan and how best to leverage available nursing resources.  Groups reported out their priorities for future efforts in Michigan.  Attendees prioritized the output identifying what they believed to be the best efforts to ensure that the national dialogue on future models of advanced nursing clinical education includes evidence best suited to preparing future APRNs in Michigan.  Power point presentations from the event may be found at the following links:

Symposium Key Findings


Laurie Lauzon-Clabo, PhD, RN

  • Review of AACN Task Force Outcomes and Next Steps

Advanced Nursing Education (ANE)
Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW)

Dr. Constance Creech

  • ANE:  University of Michigan-Flint Academic Partnership
  • ANEW:  University of Michigan-Flint Rural Academic-Practice Partnerships

Dr. Kathy DontjeFAANP

  • ANE:  Education to Promote Interprofessional Collaborative Care (EPICC)

Dr. Nancy George

  • ANE:  Enhancing Clinical Education through Innovative Academic-Practice Partnerships

Dr. Kathleen Schachman

  • ANEW:  Enhancing Rural Competence Through the SVSU FNP Rural Residency Program  
  • NEPQR:  Integrated Collaborative Care Delivery at an Interprofessional University Clinic

Nurse Education, Practice, Quality, and Retention (NEPQR)

Dr. Carol J. Groh

  • Implementing an Interprofessional Collaborative Practice at a Nurse-led Primary Care Clinic in Detroit

Dr. Donna Marvicsin

  • Expanding a Nurse-Managed Health Clinic to Improve Access to Care and Facilitate Training of the Nurse Practitioner Work Force


1.  CIMIT (Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology) Boston Simulation Consortium

The CIMIT Boston Simulation Consortium is a collaborative partnership of four academic research centers in the greater Boston area.  It includes academic medical centers, universities, and national and international affiliates.  It unites the Boston community as a worldwide hub for healthcare simulation.  Supports interdisciplinary efforts and the Clinical Innovation Director is a nurse.  Does not mention specifically the accessibility / requirements of other states in the country.

2.  Maryland Nursing Simulation Scenario Library

Montgomery College houses the Nursing Simulation Scenario Library - a resource for nursing educators in all types of settings.  The terms and conditions must be accepted for use.

3.  Maryland Clinical Simulation Resource Consortium (MCSRC)

The purpose of the MCSRC is to increase the quality and quantity of simulation used in nursing education.  The goals include promoting patient safety by establishing simulation quality guidelines and the provision of resources to maintain the simulation equipment for nursing programs.  The project intends to address the utilization and variety in the number of simulations offered and the concerns of resources for faculty training and equipment.  The efforts with the centralized resource center provides training and promotes collaboration in using simulation.

4.  University of Tennessee – Health Science Center

Offers Faculty and facilitator resources – the simulation faculty development repository requires an ID and password.   Use of simulation services via contracts/purchase orders with those outside of the university-cost of use was not posted.  Must follow SIM confidentiality policy.

5.  Virginia Henderson Globel Nursing e-Repository

This is a global repository, managed by Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)  that provides digital service and collects/preserves/shares nursing research and evidence-based materials.  There is no charge to nurse authors submitting material and no access fee for accessing or downloading materials.  It offers articles, theses, dissertations, projects, simulation, data sets, etc.

6.  QSEN Institute

Provides materials on their web site that are available free of charge; however, the original content must be cited.  Teaching strategies are peer-reviewed.  Offers various  scenarios of simulation as noted in the listing.