International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Simulation as a Recruitment Strategy: A Pilot Study
Barbara Ann M. Messina, PhD, RN, ANP; Brian Haughney, AAS, EMT-P, CIC

Attrition rates of baccalaureate degree science, technology, engineering and mathematic programs (STEM) is between 45% - 50% (U.S. Education Department, 2013). Attrition prolongs career goal attainment and is costly to students and families.In addition to providing a high quality education Long Island University/Post (LIU/Post) is committed to assisting students to match their career goals to their selected program majors. In order for students to select program majors that matches their career goals, students need to gain insight into the professional role of their selected program major.Utilizing the theoretical constructs of situated learning (Lave & Wenger, 1991) an interprofessonal simulated immersion experience was created and presented in the LIU/Post Interprofessional Simulation Center (IPC) during a 2017 summer immersion experience. The purpose of this program was to assist high school students interested in entering healthcare to gain insight into the professional roles of various members of the health care team.

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