Academics are traditionally the gatekeepers of simulation curriculum design; however consideration must also be given to students’ experiences and expectations of learning. Increasing value is being placed on engaging and empowering student’s as active participants in the development of student centred learning initiatives that effectively prepare them for Work Integrated Learning (WIL) (Bovill, 2013). Preparation for professional practice has been identified as a key issue in nursing workforce productivity and retention (HWA, 2013). This presentation reports findings from the first phase of the C~SALT funded ‘Students as co-creators of simulation curriculum project‘, where students are currently engaged as co-creatorsin informing the design of simulation curriculum and learning materials.
2014 Learning & Teaching Week: Teachers as Learners, Sunshine Coast, Australia 1-5 September 2014