OADN has received requests for information that can be used for state-level advocacy, particularly in regards to regulations that govern simulation and clinical hours. Individual states regulations in these areas this vary considerably. Regardless of how your state regulates clinical nursing education, it is important to rely on research and evidence-based practice in your arguments for regulatory changes.
For guidance on academic-practice partnerships, look above under “Returning Students to Clinicals and Labs,” where OADN and other national nursing organizations joined with NCSBN to recommend one possible strategy for clinical education during the pandemic.
Below are some resources to support you in your advocacy and program changes as it relates to clinical education hours and simulation: