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School of Nursing Faculty Present at International Simulation Conference on Socratic Debriefing

School of Nursing faculty Janet Willhaus, assistant professor and healthcare simulation certificate facilitator, and Rosemary Macy, associate professor, presented on the Socratic debriefing method at the 2018 International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare in Los Angeles, California.

Willhaus and Macy provide leadership for Boise State’s accredited state-of-the-art Simulation Center. Simulation at its essence involves students observing each other, followed by a faculty facilitator-led debriefing where students reflect on the experience: discussing what did and did not work and providing their peers with feedback. Simulation education enables health science students to acquire and practice clinical skills in a safe, controlled environment.

The presentation introduced conference attendees from around the country to a structured and Socratic debriefing method, which is based on Tanner’s Model of Clinical Judgement and recommended for use by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.

Additional panel members included David Bodily from the University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming and Janet Coe from Montana Tech, Butte, Montana.