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Simulation Laboratory Coordinator - Nursing

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The mission of Goodwin University is to educate a diverse student population in a dynamic environment that aligns education, commerce, and community. Our innovative programs of study prepare students for professional careers while promoting lifelong learning and civic responsibility. As a nurturing university community, we challenge students, faculty, staff, and administration to fully realize their highest academic, professional, and personal potential.

The Simulation Lab Coordinator is responsible for designing, implementing, and evaluating simulation-based learning experiences for nursing students and healthcare professionals. This role combines expertise in nursing practice with instructional design and simulation technology to enhance the education and training of individuals in the healthcare field. The Simulation Lab Coordinator plays a crucial role in bridging the gap between theory and clinical practice through immersive and realistic simulation scenarios. This person will use their simulation methodology experience to create a vision for simulation at Goodwin University across nursing schools.

Essential Job Functions/Primary Responsibilities :

(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the several types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

Collaborate with program director and nursing faculty to integrate simulation-based learning into the nursing curriculum
  • Design and develop realistic and scenario-based simulations that align with learning objectives and clinical competencies.
  • Facilitate and manage simulation sessions, ensuring a safe and supportive learning environment.
  • Operate simulation equipment and technology to create authentic healthcare scenarios.
  • Provide guidance and support to learners during simulation activities.
  • Conduct orientation sessions for faculty (clinical and didactic), staff, and students on the effective use of simulation equipment and resources.
  • Train and mentor faculty in simulation-based teaching and learning methodologies.
  • Implement assessment tools to measure the effectiveness of simulation-based learning experiences.
  • Evaluate learner performance during simulations and provide constructive feedback for improvement.
  • Analyze data to continuously enhance the quality of simulation programs.
  • Ensure compliance with best practices, industry standards, and accreditation requirements in simulation education.
  • Regularly update and maintain simulation equipment to ensure functionality and realism.
  • Engage in ongoing professional development to stay abreast of advancements in nursing practice, education, and simulation technology.
Other Functions :
  • Performs similar, or related work as required, directed or as the situation dictates.
  • Assists other department staff as needed to promote a team effort.
Knowledge, Ability and Skill :
  • Demonstrated commitment to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, and work in an environment in which all members of the University community are treated with respect and dignity.
  • Previous experience in simulation preferred. Knowledge of multiple healthcare disciplines is a plus.
Minimum Required Qualifications :

Education, Training, and Experience :
  • Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution credentialed to teach in the School of Nursing
  • Three years of collegiate teaching and or simulation experience
  • Active CT RN licensure
  • Proficiency in operating simulation equipment and technology
Preferred Qualifications
  • Credentialed as CSHE (certified simulation health educator) or other simulation certifications.
Full-Time Employee Benefits:
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • 401k employer match
  • Employee & dependent life insurance
  • Great tuition benefits for employee, spouse & dependents
  • PTO program
  • Flexible work schedules / work from home opportunities
(This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between Goodwin University and the employee. It is used as a guide for personnel actions and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.)


Goodwin University

Goodwin University, a private university in East Hartford, CT, is an innovative learning community that empowers hard-working students to become sought-after employees.

We tailor our programs to address the needs of employers, and we shape them to fit the lives of students. Classes are conveniently offered year-round — days, evenings, weekends, and online. Degrees may be flexibly layered across certificate, associate, bachelor’s, and master’s programs in a variety of in-demand fields.

Better still, we surround our students with the personal support and the professional guidance they need — not just to earn degrees, but to change lives for themselves, their families, and their communities.

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