The Simulation Center Coordinator will assist the Simulation Center Director with efficient operation of the Maverick Family Nursing Simulation Center, support compliance with the Society for Simulation in Healthcare accreditation standards, and coordinate clinical laboratory education activities.
A typical faculty workload responsibility may include up to twenty four (24) credits of instruction per academic year.
The successful candidate may need to teach in other areas as assigned and qualified.
May be expected to develop and deliver face-to-face, hybrid, and on-line instruction at the Mankato campus, online, and/or at the university's additional locations, as assigned.
The successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues in curriculum design, instruction and evaluation, conduct research productively and mentor students in research, help create innovative strategies for student recruitment, retention, and completion, and may be expected to develop external grant funding opportunities.
All faculty members are expected to engage in scholarly or creative activity or research, in continuing preparation and study, in contributing to student growth and development, and in providing service to the university and community (See Article 22 and Appendix G of the IFO Master Agreement)
Serve as a resource to faculty and students in the use of simulation pedagogy.
Assist faculty with the conceptualization, development, and implementation of simulation scenarios and learning experiences.
Mentor faculty in the incorporation of simulation into curricula, including development of educational materials, structure of the session, selection of appropriate equipment, and use of assessment instruments.
Develop, implement, and revise simulation scenarios that are based on baccalaureate and graduate nursing curricula.
Provide ongoing educational opportunities for faculty to learn simulation pedagogy and how to operate simulation equipment and technology.
Collect data on learning outcomes for simulation activities for evaluation purposes.
Support research initiatives occurring in the Maverick Family Nursing Simulation Center.
In collaboration with the Simulation Center Director, supervises and directs the work of Simulation Operations Technician(s).
Contribute to the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and practice for attaining and maintaining accreditation of the Maverick Family Nursing Simulation Center.
Support and mentor faculty related to best practices and standards for simulation-based activities.
Ensure instruction is consistent with national professional standards for clinical practice.
Stay current with health care technology and simulation pedagogy.
Achieve Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator® (CHSE) by 2 years of hire.
Direct clinical laboratory education activities.
Maintain, organize, record the use of, order, and stock laboratory supplies.
Prepare resources as needed for weekly psychomotor skills laboratory classes and direct the work of Meredith Scholar students in setting up, taking down, and cleaning skills laboratory and equipment.
Establish and facilitate open lab sessions to support student skill development. Coach senior nursing students providing open lab skills practice to novice nursing students.
Serve as lead faculty in the psychomotor skills laboratory course, mentoring adjunct faculty and supervising doctoral student teaching assistants.
Teach in the psychomotor skills course, demonstrating nursing skills and responding to student questions.
Coordinate the collection of course evaluation data and the entering of data into an electronic format.
Baccalaureate degree in nursing.
Masters degree in nursing or related field.
Current unencumbered Minnesota RN licensure.
Minimum of 1 year of experience in teaching.
Experience in nursing simulation.
Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
Demonstrated effective written, oral communication and/or presentation skills.
Doctoral degree in a healthcare or related field (or documented program of study that adheres to the doctoral timetable for completion of a doctoral degree within an identified timeline).
Certified in Simulation Education.
3-5 years' experience in:
Simulation-based education and training
Evaluation of outcomes, patient safety, and implementation of innovative simulation-based education and training programs
Curriculum development and assessment for adult learners.
Work safely at all times, which includes but is not limited to, participating and completing all required safety trainings, as well as performing all job tasks in accordance with Minnesota State University, Mankato policies and procedures utilizing appropriate tools, equipment and personal protective equipment.
The School of Nursing offers innovative, family- and society-focused, technology-enhanced curricula for graduate and undergraduate students at two locations. Two undergraduate programs are offered at the Mankato campus: Pre-licensure and RN Baccalaureate Completion. The RN Completion program courses are taught in an on-line format; current program enrollment is approximately 425 students. The Pre-licensure program is an upper-division, four-semester major with about 224 students enrolled. Courses are offered in a variety of formats including hybrid and involve learning activities in our Maverick Family Nursing Simulation Center. Graduate programs are offered at the MSU Mankato Center for Graduate and Professional Studies located in Edina, which include: Nursing Practice (from BSN or MSN) – DNP. Courses are taught in a hybrid format (primarily online with a monthly on-campus seminar for BSN-DNP, with MSN-DNP courses fully online). Total graduate student enrollment is approximately 56 students.
A supportive environment encourages interdisciplinary research, development of teaching skills, and community service. Current faculty research foci include family experience in acute and chronic illness, family nursing interventions, societal health, the lived experiences of nurses during the COVID-19 Pandemic, ethics and the societal implications of technology, and technology and simulation in nursing education. The Glen Taylor Nursing Institute for Family and Society, associated with the School of Nursing, provides opportunities for scholarly activity. Opportunities for professional growth are contractually funded through improvement grants, research grants and incentives, and sabbatical leaves. Additional information about the School of Nursing can be found at: https://ahn.mnsu.edu/nursing/
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Serving ~18,000 students annually, the University is an applied research institution, with >200 academic programs, from bachelor's through doctoral degrees. The University is a diverse and global campus with 18+% students of color and 1,300+ international students from 95 countries, cutting-edge information technology solutions, 3 additional locations, and extensive partnerships. With ~1,700 faculty and staff, the University has an annual budget of $216 million, and generates $781.5 million in economic impact per year. Minnesota State University, Mankato is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities. Noteworthy facts include: specialized accreditation, certification, or recognition, by more than 24 accrediting bodies; designation as a Non-Land Grant College of Agriculture, by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 2015; selection among the top 10% of American Association of State Colleges & Universities (AASCU) institutions for the Re-imagining the First Year of College (RFY) position project; and an Intercollegiate Athletics program that has ranked in the top 5 nationally within the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings for 7 of the last 10 years.
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