Article Text

0160 The Introduction Of Student Simulation Champions
  1. Olivia Gratton
  1. University of Derby, Derby/Chesterfield, UK


Background The development of student led involvement in simulation has many positive aspects, most importantly the students acknowledgement of transferable skills in to the clinical area (Valler-Jones 2014). It therefore is relevant to capitalise on this by introducing the concept of Student Simulation Champions within simulation experiences.


  • Recruitment and training

  • Involvement in curriculum planning in order for champions to see the validity and share this with students

  • Involvement in simulation


  • Currency – students acknowledge the need for simulation due to the involvement of champions

  • Peer support – students discussed outcomes with Student Simulation Champions prompting further discussion and exploration and debrief involvement

  • Recruitment – of new Student Simulation Champions due to purposive nature of the process

  • Reinforcement – of learning outcomes and transferability in the debrief process

Potential impact As discussed above –second run of this will enable statistical analysis and qualitative data.


  1. Valler-Jones. Student led Simulation. British Journal of Nursing 2014;23(6)

  • Category: Course or curriculum evaluation/innovation/integration

Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.