Simulation Professional Development and Practice

The George Washington University School of Nursing provides a gateway to simulation unparalleled by other institutions. GW offers simulation expertise at every level with a state of the art simulation center and simulation initiatives directed by leaders in the field of simulation. Why? Because simulation matters. Simulation-based education prepares healthcare professionals to think critically enhancing patient and system outcomes.

Simulation in Nursing

Dean Emeritus, Dr. Pamela Jeffries left her mark on The George Washington University School of Nursing Simulation and Innovation Learning Center (GW SAIL Center). Known throughout the nursing profession for her work in health care simulation, Dr. Jeffries’ work reflects the power of experiential learning to prepare nurses and other health care professionals to handle the many challenges of working in today’s health care environments. In collaboration with the National League for Nursing (NLN), Dr. Jeffries developed the framework and monograph now known as the NLN Jeffries Simulation Theory. Simulation in nursing education is working to bridge the gap between academia and clinical practice to provide for better patient outcomes and an increase in safety and quality in health care delivery. Using evidence-based practice and interprofessional experiences, simulation is helping health care teams to improve communication and teamwork, manage ethical issues and values, and explore different roles in health care roles to improve the quality of care. The GW SAIL Center uses the NLN Jeffries Simulation Theory to guide all simulation offerings for the graduate and undergraduate programs.