Landstuhl Regional Medical Center is an American military hospital in Germany where routine nursing practice involves the separation of mother and baby immediately following birth for newborn assessment and medication administration. Skin-to-skin contact (SSC) is the placement and care of an undressed newborn in prone position on the bare maternal abdomen. Twenty minutes of SSC immediately following birth has been identified in the literature as the minimum duration of SSC resulting in significant maternal-newborn health benefits. However, routine newborn post-birth assessments and care under the warmer prevent immediate SSC. The Caring Science Theory by Jean Watson guided this project in the re-direction from task-oriented care at the warmer to maternal-newborn dyad caring processes at the mother’s bedside. Simulation training, used in many disciplines and environments, has been used to educate and promote teamwork, but not to change routine care. This capstone project measured whether simulation training would change routine nursing practice to provide a minimum of 20 minutes of SSC following birth. This educational project was implemented with pre-training and posttraining retrospective chart review for data collection on use of SSC before and after the intervention. The overall goal of this capstone project was to improve the frequency of term newborns meeting or exceeding 20 minutes of immediate SSC.