Date of Conferral
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Simulation theoretical frameworks serve as guidelines for the development, planning, implementation, and evaluation phases during nursing simulation activities. Simulation frameworks provide a substantive foundation for research, education, and practices that contribute to the science of nursing education. The purpose of this systematic literature review was to evaluate and synthesize evidence-based research that can be used to recommend the National League for Nursing (NLN) simulation education framework for simulation activities. The Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice star model of knowledge transformation and descriptive theory were used as frameworks to guide this systematic literature review. The practice question for this systematic literature review focused on investigating simulation best-practice standards that were integrated into the NLN Jeffries Simulation Framework to support simulation activities in hospitals and teaching institutions. The findings of this project have implications for social change in nursing because simulation activities that follow the guidance of evidence-based teaching practices and characteristics might directly affect health care educational outcomes.