Nurs Educ Perspect 2021 Apr 30. Epub 2021 Apr 30.
About the Authors The authors are faculty at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland. Deborah W. Busch, DNP, CPNP, IBCLC, CNE, FAANP, is an assistant professor. JoAnne Silbert Flagg, DNP, CPNP, IBCLC, CNE, FAAN, is an associate professor. Brigit VanGraafeiland, DNP, CPNP, CNE, FAAN, is an assistant professor. Nancy G. Russell, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC, CNE, is an assistant professor. Elizabeth Sloand, PhD, CPNP, CNE, FAANP, FAAN, is a professor. Shawna Mudd, DNP, CRNP, CNE, is an associate professor. Kimberly Mclltrot, DNP, CRNP, CNE, FAANP, FAAN, is an assistant professor. Rita D'Aoust, PhD, ANP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, is an associate professor. For more information, contact Dr. Busch at
Abstract: Advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) programs are challenged to provide clinical learning experiences that prepare graduates with the full continuum of expected competencies. Preparing the APRN in academia, in terms of didactic and clinical application for novice entry, is often a vexing balance between board certification preparedness and the actualities of clinical practice. This article presents an innovative strategy to examine the perplexing reflective question often asked by educators: Does the current approach for simulation development prepare our APRN students sufficiently for entry into practice, and is it current to what is occurring in practice? Read More