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Simulation Education Coordinator, Baccalaureate Nursing Program
Date Posted 10/20/2021
Hiring Status Accepting Applications
Location Winona Campus
Position Responsibilities

The Simulation Education Coordinator (SEC) is responsible for overseeing the Clinical Simulation Lab on the Winona campus that will be utilized as part of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Pre-Licensure Program.  In collaboration with the Chair of Nursing, the Simulation Education Coordinator is responsible for developing, managing, and operating all aspects of the simulation curriculum and clinical simulation lab. In all job responsibilities, the Simulation Education Coordinator must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.  A unique opportunity exists to join the launching of a new undergraduate nursing program in a newly renovated nursing suite.  The Simulation Education Coordinator will play a central role in the planning and development of the simulation space and curriculum at Saint Mary’s University which will be utilized by nursing students beginning Fall 2023.

Management and Operations: 

  • Coordinate and manage the daily operations of the clinical simulation lab in an effective and efficient manner
  • Initial set-up of the clinical simulation lab with necessary equipment including high, medium, and low fidelity manikins; Learning Management System with audio, video, annotations, patient monitors, and simulator database; and practice skills lab equipment and supplies
  • Oversee the operation of high, medium and low fidelity technologies to ensure safe and effective use of the simulation equipment by students and faculty
  • Create a schedule of simulation experiences for students, faculty, and support staff
  • Maintain the equipment, supplies, and environments within the skills and simulation lab and coordinate manufacturer maintenance requests and issues related to manikins, software, and equipment as needed
  • Ensure adequate inventory of skills lab supplies and reorder as needed
  • Create a budget for simulation delivery with recommendations for future equipment and supply purchases

Collaboration with Nursing Faculty:

  • Collaborate with course faculty to determine the best mode of simulation to meet course objectives and program student learning outcomes
  • Function as the expert simulationist, consistently assisting content specialists with the development, implementation, facilitation, and evaluation of simulation curriculum, projects, and scenarios with course-specific scenarios and evaluation tools
  • Assist faculty in developing course syllabi according to University policy
  • Organize and facilitate faculty and staff development activities on simulation equipment and techniques in collaboration with simulation technology specialists
  • Assist in setup and dismantling of materials, equipment, and technology involved in simulation and skills lab

Assessment of Simulation:

  • Develop and evaluate quality metrics to measure the effectiveness of education delivery within the simulation environment and across the simulation program
  • Assess how program and student learning outcomes are met by simulation education
  • Evaluate need for further faculty training and professional development
  • Ensure the INACSL Standards of Best Practice in Simulation are incorporated into the simulation program
  • Maintain relevant simulation-based education through the review of relevant journals, abstracts, and scientific literature including underlying educational theories work/interact effectively with diverse populations, showing respect and sensitivity for cultural sensitivity

Administrative Duties:

  • Attend and assist in planning program faculty meetings
  • Assist in the ongoing evaluation of the program, which includes program review and assessment of student learning initiatives
  • Assist in the development of program-specific policies as necessary and according to University policy
  • Prepare and submit reports on program activities, as necessary
  • Assist in preparing for the Program’s accreditation process by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Participate in University activities such as faculty development activities, accreditation visits, convocations, commencements and celebrations
  • Attend faculty meetings, faculty workshops, university and program committees as needed and other meetings as required
Essential Skills and Abilities

The Simulation Education Coordinator must have knowledge and experience in designing, implementing, and managing healthcare simulation scenarios for nursing programs. Additional valuable qualities include organization, professionalism, innovation, mission-oriented, and student focused. The ability to work collaboratively and effectively within a team structure with other nursing faculty is an essential quality.  Alignment with the Careful Nursing Philosophy and Professional Practice Model© is highly valued.

The successful candidate must support, respect, and advance:

  • The University’s mission: Enriched by the Lasallian Catholic heritage, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota awakens, nurtures, and empowers learners to ethical lives of service and leadership.  
  • The Nursing Program’s Mission: Enriched by the Lasallian Catholic heritage, the mission of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs is to prepare compassionate, competent, and professional nurses through a transformative and holistic curriculum.
  The successful candidate must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.
Education and Experience

Required Qualifications:

  • Hold unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse with current registration in Minnesota.
  • Graduate degree.  If the Graduate degree is not in nursing, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing is also required.  
  • At least 3 years of clinical patient care experience as an RN
  • At least 2 years of experience as a nurse educator in a clinical or simulation teaching role
  • Excellent communication and organization skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE)
  • Experience in simulation-based education and training
  • Advanced Life Support credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA)
  • Basic Life Support Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA)
  • Experience with various platforms including: SimCapture & LLEAP Software; Simulated EHR documentation & medication administration software; Learning management systems (Canvas); Laerdal high-fidelity simulation technology, moulage techniques

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Additional Required Materials Letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references.
Application Review Date
Starting Date 08/22/2022
Contact Sr. Agnes Mary Graves, RSM, D.N.P.
Contact Email agraves@smumn.edu
Position Full-time
Contract Length
Other Details / Information
Benefits Full
Work Sponsorship This position is not eligible for work sponsorship
  We encourage members of the protected classes as defined by the federal, state, and municipal law and those persons attracted to a university with a Lasallian Catholic identity to apply.
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