INACSL Introduces Interactive Map to Identify Pre-licensure Nursing Simulation Regulations by State

First-of-its-kind, innovative online resource provides country-wide information in one convenient location for the U.S.
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RALEIGH, N.C. - Sept. 25, 2018 - PRLog -- The International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning (INACSL), has made it easier to identify U. S. based pre-licensure simulation regulations by state, with the introduction of an interactive online map that highlights the information in one convenient location.

INACSL is an organization that promotes research and disseminates evidence-based practice standards for clinical simulation methodologies and learning environments. INACSL has expanded its standards of best practices with the addition of an online tool which, for the first time, lists pertinent rules, regulations, and data needed to identify simulation regulations by state.

"Simulation-based programs are a critical component of education for pre-licensure nurses, and are a successful teaching strategy that can enable nursing programs to replace clinical hours with a certain percentage of simulation education," said Bette Mariani, INACSL President. "However, each state has different requirements. It is not a simple process to find out all of this information – up until now, an online resource in which all regulations and rules were listed together by state did not exist. INACSL has compiled this data and put this information in one easy-to-use interactive map on our website."

The interactive simulation regulation map can be found via the INACSL website. To use, viewers can hover over each state to find such information and references as:
• The year the regulation was put into effect for the state
• The percentage of clinical replacement hours allowed with simulation
• The ratio of simulation to clinical hours allowed
• How the state defines 'simulation'
• Simulation educator requirements
• Resource links, including the Board of Nursing for each state

Only details for the U.S. are currently posted. By the end of the year, simulation regulation requirements will also be listed for U.S. territories and Canada, with locations outside the U.S. to be compiled in 2019.

About the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning (INACSL)
The International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) is the global leader in transforming practice to improve patient safety through excellence in healthcare simulation. INACSL is a community of practice for simulation where members can network with simulation leaders, educators, researchers, and industry partners. INACSL also provides the INACSL Standards of Best Practice: SimulationSM, an evidence-based framework to guide simulation design, implementation, debriefing, evaluation and research. INACSL represents over 1,800 members from 29 countries. Follow us on the web at (, LinkedIn ( or on YouTube (

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