Simulated Patient Actor Program at the University Tennessee at Chattanooga
Presented by Laurie Allen, Amber Roache and Valerie Rutledge, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
The Simulated Patient Actor (SPA) Program was created as part of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s School of Nursing’s Clinical-Academic Network for Developing Leaders (CANDL) program. The SPA program trains university students and community actors on portraying patients in simulations in the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program at UTC. Due to COVID-19, the program migrated online and completed simulations via zoom, which created an opportunity to focus on telehealth. Learn about our discoveries migrating simulations online and the positive impacts we’re observing from integrating simulations into the FNP program at UTC.