Date of Award

Fall 2019

Degree Type

Doctoral Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)


Leadership and Advanced Nursing Practice

Committee Chair

Dr.Nina Mclain, Ph.D, CRNA

Committee Chair School

Leadership and Advanced Nursing Practice

Committee Member 2

Dr.Michong Rayborn, DNP, CRNA

Committee Member 2 School

Leadership and Advanced Nursing Practice


The purpose of this DNP project was centered around teaching methodology and learning exhibited by an educational simulation. This approach supports the concept of replication, interaction, and pedagogy that enhance learning. In what is to follow, both the simulation objectives along with the rationales will be addressed. Then, the practical step-by-step simulation elements are explained. The educational and clinical evidence-based research is discussed further along, which gives insight necessary to foster learning and secure long-term retention.

The purpose of this DNP project was to improve health care by producing SRNAs with fundamental basics prior to entering the clinical setting to stimulate success in their future competence in the clinical environment. Incorporating an interactive simulation will help students gain not only confidence in the clinical areas but also be better prepared to develop critical thinking skills independently.

The simulation, as well as the evidence-based research, that was provided, were then scored by a panel of curriculum nurse anesthetist experts for exactness and level of quality. The panel also then reviewed the simulation for the effectiveness to which it could be utilized in the future via a survey. Their feedback, detailed simulation assessments, along with any other constructive criticism that supports the objectives of this simulation that were presented Additionally, the results from this DNP project suggested that an interactive clinical preparatory simulation was an effective mechanism to increase clinical performance.