posted March 27, 2015
On behalf of the Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS), the CRNBC is issuing a request for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the purpose of inviting qualified proponents to respond with a written proposal to provide a Simulation Lab to pilot Simulation Lab Assessments for Internationally Educated Practitioners (IEPs) for four nursing professions. Proponents can indicate an interest in providing a Simulation Lab to assess two nursing roles OR all four nursing roles.
EOI Name: Simulation Lab Assessment Facility for Pilot
EOI Issued By: CRNBC
EOI Issue Date: Friday March 27, 2015
EOI Closing Date: Friday, April 10, 2015, 9:00 AM PST
EOI Contact Persons: Lynn Cairns, Natasha Dookie (email communication only)
Yes, you can choose two that you prefer to support.
We need to maintain the concurrent use of high
fidelity. No medium fidelity mannequins
are to be used.
4 applicants through at the same time (concurrently) is preferable.
The length of time for these scenarios are:
Following each of these Simulation Lab Assessments, the IEPs will complete a 10 to 15 minute oral assessment (per scenario).
It depends on the role, for example HCAs will have 10 minutes per scenario to a total of 40 minutes.
For the remaining roles, it could be up to a maximum of 60 minutes for the total assessment time.
Consider supplies one would use for typical patient
needs, such as gowns, dressing trays, infusion tubing, oxygen tubing,
medications and required supplies for administration.
submit the available dates between mid-August 2015 and the end of October 2015.
Note: There was an error in the EOI that stated "early October" - it should have
said "end of October."
Please use the chart and then if needed, use appendices to
elaborate on details.
We are not looking for a formal business
plan at this time.
Yes, our expectation is not for the site to provide assessors, assessors will be recruited and trained by NCAS.
Please refer to the responsibilities section in the EOI. Please see item #7 in the chart.
Schools submit the available dates between mid-August 2015 and the end of October 2015.
Note: There was an error in the EOI that stated "early October" - it should have said "end of October."
Page 3/7 should read “Please see section 2, question 19 related to
We apologize for this error.
You can propose a schedule.
After you propose a schedule, the Assessment Coordinator will coordinate the SPs, candidates and assessors.
It is up to you to propose times.
We expect proponents to build coffee and lunch breaks for the assessors and SPs into the schedule.
It is up to proponents to decide the timing (all together or spread out) so that all assessments are done by the end of October.
It is up to you to propose.
It is up to you to propose.
This occurs post assessment. Time is required between assessments for assessors to rescore.
It is unlikely there will be time for assessors to review the videos after each candidate, if you are trying to get 6-8 candidates through the testing. Therefore, the reviews should be at the end of a cycle or at the end of the day.
There are four assessors, one assigned to each station. No additional assessors are involved in double scoring.
Create an estimate based on your past experience.
Please see requirements 15-18 in the Request for Expression of Interest (page 5).
If you have a technician that can simultaneously operate more than one mannequin, you may not need one technician per mannequin.
See previous question. It is up to you to determine if a standby technician is required.
Pre-programming is not allowed because vital signs will change.
SPs will not have any responsibility for moving a scenario forward. This will be up to the assessor.
Assessors will need an hour per candidate performance in each scenario.
Tablets are for scoring only. Tablets will be provided by NCAS.
Every station will have a SP. Mannequins will have a SP voice and an F2F scenario.
Unfortunately, we cannot extend the deadline.
You should describe your plan for long term storage
of the videos.
Yes, the 10 minutes fits within the 30 minutes for the HCA assessment.
The 100 candidates relates to the total number of candidates being assessed in the pilot (30 RN, 30 LPN, 30 HCA, 10 RPN's).
If you propose to conduct the assessments for all 4 roles, you will have 20 days to complete.
The rooms should be available after the
scenarios have been conducted.
The second assessor does not score from a live
stream in real time. Double scoring will occur either at the end of the day or on another day. In scheduling the
assessments, you will need to plan time for the assessors to double
Yes, they are. The 10-15 minute oral assessment that follows each scenario must be filmed for double scoring purposes.
The money for this project will be housed with CRNBC and service providers will invoice CRNBC.
You can provide a room for double scoring or provide links to the recordings as long as they are on a secure platform.
One hour is required for double scoring each scenario. The oral assessment is also double scored within that time.
It is up to you to determine how to utilize the budget identified. No additional funds are available.