Simulation Education Solutions for Nursing (SESN) from the National League for Nursing and Laerdal

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New Simulation Services Grounded in Evidence-Based Best Practices for Teaching Nursing with Simulation

Simulation Education Solutions for Nursing (SESN)

“The NLN’s understanding of simulation learning methodology and Laerdal’s industry expertise ensures that the technology works in harmony with nursing program simulation goals.” NLN President Dr. Anne Bavier

Teaching nursing using simulation has been proven to be as effective as traditional clinical methods when faculty have the needed skills and resource. Simulation Education Solutions for Nursing (SESN), recently launched by the National League for Nursing’s Center for Innovation in Simulation and Technology and Laerdal Medical, helps schools and programs successfully implement highly effective simulation training for nursing students.

In addition to the NLN’s and Laerdal’s expertise and experience, SESN incorporates the Standards of Best Practice: Simulation from the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL), the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) Standards, and the guidelines produced by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) in its landmark simulation study.

Said NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, “The NLN and Laerdal share a common goal: enhancing health care to save lives. Laerdal’s technological proficiency and dedication to customer service and the NLN’s expertise in nursing education combine to create and produce evidence-based initiatives and products that work.”

Simulation Education Solutions for Nursing helps nursing programs better use simulation to prepare students for practice through: a comprehensive assessment of current practice; implementation recommendations custom-tailored to address the teaching, program infrastructure, curriculum, debriefing methods, and clinical environment; and regularly occurring pulse checks to keep the program on track.

“A recent study showed that 96 percent of all accredited nursing schools use simulation in some form,” said David Johnson, Laerdal president and public member of the NLN Board of Governors. “SESN can help deal with the challenges that arise vis a vis curriculum integration, methodology, program support, and sustainability.”

In addition, Simulation Education Solutions for Nursing can serve educators with various roles:

  • Deans and program directors doing strategic planning for funding, implementing and sustaining an excellent simulation program.
  • Nurse faculty wanting to enhance learning
  • Simulation lab coordinators seeking to evaluate and enhance the simulation experience, better integrate classroom learning and simulation, and increase lab use.

President of the NLN Anne Bavier, PhD, RN, FAAN, concluded: “The League’s understanding of simulation learning methodology and Laerdal’s industry expertise will ensure that the technology works in harmony with nursing program simulation goals.”


At the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (January 16-20, 2016), meet with NLN and Laerdal consultants at the Laerdal Pavilion (booth # 800) and take the Simulation Gap Assessment to see how well you are using the assets you already have.

About the NLN
Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. The NLN offers faculty development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 40,000 individual and more than 1,200 institutional members, comprising nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education and health care organizations.

About Laerdal Medical
Laerdal Medical, one of the world’s leading providers of healthcare solutions, is dedicated to helping save lives with products and services for Simulation, Airway Management, Immobilization, Basic Life Support, Advanced Life Support, Patient Care, Self-Directed Learning, and Medical Education. Laerdal is pleased to serve all healthcare providers and educators, from the lay rescuer to the medical professionals.

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