Jan. 5 — Nursing faculty publish article focused on simulation training for educators Amy Nichols, director of clinical simulation and clinical professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, collaborated with three other nursing faculty to publish the article, “Exploring Faculty Perceptions about Simulation Training: Influence on Career, Confidence, Knowledge and Skill Acquisition and Competence,” in the International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship. The article highlights Amy’s research with two University of San Francisco nursing faculty and the director of a non-profit focused on hospital quality. The team explored the need for faculty development for simulation education. While simulation programs are used in nursing schools across the country, little research exists addressing the preparation of faculty to provide such education. The team discovered that faculty support development programs that enhance teaching and simulation programs overall.