The complete Work Package of NESTLED

  • Work Package 1 

    Curriculum analysis and transferability

    The aim of WP1 is to: 

    Review and refine the existing product for piloting in one partner site and ultimately delivery across EU partners. This will be achieved by (1) an analysis of existing product including review content, modes of delivery, teaching and learning strategies, materials and equipment and (2) associated evidence base (3) expert and industry consensus (4) experiences of partners and expert reference group gained from delivery of study days/workshops/short courses and (5) adaption to different national cultures. The outcome of WP1 will be a module specification and agreed operational plan for delivery of a pilot programme. 

    In preparation the partners (UK, DK and Fin) have already completed a systematic rapid appraisal and synthesis of the literature (for submission shortly to Nurse Education Today).

  • Work Package 2

    The aim of WP2 is to:

    Operationalize the module into a deliverable package, provide any specific training needs of ‘trainer’ faculty and adapt and develop educational materials for piloting in DK. 

    A workshop will be held at University of Huddersfield. This will improve consistency and foster the development of a sustainable “community of practice”. The participants will be taken through the UK module focusing on learning strategies, the concept of simulation, assessment and evaluation. Also strategies for co- teaching will be explored and approaches to maximize capability and capacity across the four partners and beyond through cascade to other institutions. These workshops will involve participation in simulated learning, be digitally recorded for analysis and feedback purposes, and mirror strategies used in simulated learning. 

    As another focus of WP2 is alignment and adaption of materials used in the module, existing materials will be updated drawing on the literature and changes implemented in the module. 

    In addition processes for accreditation of the module in line with national professional, regulatory and statutory (PRS) accreditation systems e.g. ECTS will be put in place.

  • Work Package 3

    The aim of WP3:

    Will be to pilot the module in order to test difficulties, identify challenges associated with transfer, operationalization and evaluate student faculty satisfaction and learning. 

    VIA UC, DK. has 5 Schools of Nursing all using simulation as a learning strategy. At several of the Schools of Nursing in VIA UC clinical staffs working in placement settings currently are co-teaching simulation with academic staff. We envisage few problems recruiting participants from different backgrounds and levels of expertise who are or will be involved in delivering SL. Recruitment and organization of the pilot including rooming and equipment will be managed by VIA UC. Laerdal will participate in the delivery of pilot with technical support and specific system solutions. 

    The module will run with faculty VIA UC. A combination of lectures, discussions, simulation and group work supported by a virtual learning environment will be utilized to facilitate learning. All experiential SL sessions and feedback/debriefing will be digitally recorded to form part of the evaluation.

  • Work Package 4

    The aim of WP 4 is:

    To deliver the NESTLED module at Metropolia, FIN, Tallinn Health Care College, EST and VIA UC, DK. The NESTLED Module is the actual transfer of knowledge tested into three different national contexts. 

    The delivery of NESTLED Module will start up at VIA UC, DK in February 2015, Metropolia FIN in March 2015 and Tallinn Health Care College, EST in April 2015. 

    Faculty delivering the module will be the persons who participated in the Workshop in Huddersfield (WP 2) and they will deliver the module in their own national context. 

    The NESTLED module will consist of lectures, tutorials, the use of electronic resources, participants preparation, writing essay and assessment of participants. 

    The number of participants for the NESTLED is approximately 15 persons in each country.

  • Work Package 5

    The aim of WP5 is:

    To undertake a systematic process and summative outcome evaluation based on Kirkpatrick´s model (2006). 

    This model captures participants´ reaction, learning, changes in behavior and real world results generated through engagement in the programme. This WP will run continuously as a strand over the two years so all aspects of learning are captured. As well as the four levels embedded in the evaluation design we seek to capture the socio-cultural learning from transporting education from one context to others and transformation/innovation as a consequence of sharing and collaboration.

  • Work Package 6

    The aim of WP6 is:

    To ensure the widest dissemination to range of audiences of learning generated from transfer and cascade of a “train the trainers” model for simulated learning in nurse education. 

    Dissemination plan using both electronic and print formats will be used. 

    A NESTLED project website will be constructed to describe the project and present news and interim and final reports. This will be hosted by VIA UC sponsored by Laerdal and linked to all our institutions including Wollongong University, AUS and Johns Hopkins, USA. Podcasts and downloadable briefings will be posted. 

    A booklet including the educational materials for the NESTLED Module will be produced. 

    The project will be disseminated via national and international conferences and publication in professional and academic journals. 

    Short briefings will be forwarded with outcomes of the pilot and final evaluation to relevant government funding and national/international professional bodies/organizations. A local event will be held in DK, UK and FIN to disseminate good practice and inform Healthcare providers, commissioners and students of the development. 

    The dissemination both academic and public will be an ongoing process throughout the pro-ject and months after the project is finished.

  • Work Package 7


    The aim of the administration is to assist the project participants both nationally and transnationally with their different tasks in the project. Assistance includes services such as project management, planning and organizing meetings and workshops, providing de-briefing to LLP etc. 

    Management: VIA University College will be the primary coordinator of the project. The management of the project will include tasks such as securing the progression of the project and making sure that products and time schedules in the individual work packages are completed. The manager/coordinator will furthermore be in charge of the contact and de-briefing to the national LLP office.

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