Program Development and Evaluation of the Concierge Model of Simulation

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Simulation is a widely accepted learning strategy in nursing education that incorporates technology into the curriculum. The technology-rich environment of the simulation lab includes sophisticated high-fidelity manikins that mimic body functions, videotaping of students enacting scenarios, data and information from bedside monitors and computer health records. Based on faculty's experiences in one baccalaureate nursing program, this article compares program models of simulation and the emergence of a modified concierge model. It also includes a description of the initial evaluation of the concierge model, using the Kirkpatrick method to measure level 1 and level 2 outcomes. Findings from the program evaluation process are described, along with the resulting changes in the nursing curriculum and simulation program.