Browsing by Author "Schneidereith, Tonya A."
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- ItemOperationalizing a simulation program: practical information for leadership(2020) Schneidereith, Tonya A.; Leighton, Kim; Foisy-Doll, ColetteFailure to ensure organizational readiness for curricular integration of simulation can result in a costly and ineffective simulation program. Organizational leaders who are aware of the principles of changemaker leadership and specific operational considerations are best positioned to ensure a quality simulation program. To assist these leaders, this article provides practical information derived from dissection of the Standard of Best Practice: SimulationSM: Operations, including topics of strategic planning, financial resources, expert personnel, resource management systems, policies and procedures, and systems integration. Additionally, an introduction to a foundational tool to spearhead change is offered, and characteristics of the changemaker leader needed to develop and sustain an effective and efficient simulation program are highlighted. Understanding the criteria necessary for effective simulation operations and early recognition of the conditions and variables that can influence organizational culture is of utmost importance to ensure programmatic success.
- ItemUsing social media and snowball sampling as an alternative recruitment strategy for research(2021) Leighton, Kim; Kardong-Edgren, Suzan; Schneidereith, Tonya A.; Foisy-Doll, ColetteThe COVID-19 pandemic demanded rapid change in health care education, moving many students to online learning. It is important to examine how this shift affected both student perceptions of learning and achievement of learning outcomes. Snowball sampling strategy was used to reach and recruit nursing students, who had shifted to online learning during the pandemic, to participate in a research study survey. This paper outlines the process of snowball sampling using social media, explores the relationship between social media posts and survey completion, describes the strategy's challenges and benefits, and provides recommendations to those who may consider using this novel sampling methodology.