Simulations allow students to test what they've learned in class in real-world situations, while maintaining a safe environment. From gaining experience with documentation to enhancing clinical decision-making skills, hands-on experience with simulations can reinforce learning and compensate for sometimes limited clinical space.

How Simulation in Nursing Education Improves Student Performance

It’s been proven that students perform more confidently in the clinical setting when they use realistic simulation scenarios in nursing school. Elsevier Digital Product Educator Cami Weber discusses how simulation-based learning experiences help students to refine their skills and apply theoretical knowledge in a safe learning environment.

Assessing Quality of Simulation

Every nurse educator needs to ask themselves, did the students get what they needed from this experience? When finishing a simulation, this can be a tricky question to answer, even with well-developed plans. Internationally known educational consultant and nurse educator, Dr. Tim Bristol, shares an easy-to-use grid of QSEN competencies to help you and your students assess each simulation.

Simulation in Nursing Education: Which Type to Use and When?

With a growing shortage of registered nurses, many are wary of accepting the added responsibility of training pre-licensure students in clinical sites. One way to prepare nursing students in a safe environment is with simulations. In this whitepaper Elsevier Digital Product Educator, Helen Murphy, discusses the growth of simulation in nursing education, the different types for use in the classroom, and how to decide which is right for your program to prepare students for clinical practice.

Simulation Experiences and Preventing Faculty Burnout

During a simulation day, there are so many moving pieces to work with. From scheduling, providing consistency, moving people in and moving people out, dealing with student complaints, and more, it's easy to get burnt out. Nurse educator Dr. Donna Walls, shares her ideas on how to help faculty remain calm throughout grueling simulation experiences.

Learning Gets Real: A Hands-On Simulations Guide for Teaching Tomorrow's Clinical Practitioners

To help you navigate the number of simulation tools, ideas, and strategies, leading expert educators have created the Simulation Solutions Guide. This complimentary download includes peer-to-peer tips, strategies, and advice to most effectively optimize your use with simulations — whether your program is just getting started or is seasoned with simulations.

Three Ps of Faculty Buy-in for Simulation

Whether your program is just beginning to use simulation or looking to increase its current usage, faculty buy-in is key to optimal success. Dr. Tim Bristol discusses three key strategies to use to encourage faculty interest in simulations to help students develop clinical competency before graduation.

Debriefing to Improve Clinical Judgment

Research has found that structured debriefing can provide an opportunity for students to derive deep learning from simulated situations. Dr. Donna Walls discusses how post-clinical debriefing helps students learn to recognize cues, prioritize care, & evaluate outcomes to develop clinical judgement.

What Can Simulation Offer the Learners: The 4 Cs of Simulation Experience

Schools are now incorporating simulation in many ways. But what do students get out of simulation that they cannot get in the clinical setting? Dr. Donna Walls explains how vital simulations have become in nursing education to students and faculty alike.

Writing a Simulation Scenario

An effective simulation scenario should allow participants to apply and demonstrate their knowledge, technical skills, clinical skills and/or nontechnical (teamwork) skills. Dr. Donna Walls shares her own ideas and step-by-step scenario recommendations to create the best learning experience for students.

Electronic Health Records to Aid Clinical Reasoning in Your Nursing Curriculum

During this webinar, Tim will teach you engaging methods ofincorporating electronic health records into your classroom, lab, andclinical setting curriculum. You'll also learn how SimChart, Elsevier’selectronic charting solution, prepares your students for a successfulnursing career.

Decreasing Learner Stress in Simulation

Entirely eliminating stress in simulation is not possible. However, there are things you can do to allow the learner to spend more time on learning nursing and less time concerned with technology. Expert nurse educator Tim Bristol offers tips for reducing stress during intense simulation labs.

Patient-Centered Care: Creating Human-Based Learning Activities

Bringing simulation into the classroom and changing patient scenarios are important strategies to help your students begin to build good patient-centered care habits. Expert nurse educator Tim Bristol offers a plan for teaching patient-centered care to students, utilizing simulation learning systems and client-centered curve balls.

The New NCLEX®: Simulation is Not Optional

With anticipated changes coming to the NCLEX® and an increased emphasis on students’ clinical judgement, it is essential to integrate simulation throughout your curriculum. In this article, Dr. Tim Bristol provides strategies you can start implementing now to prepare your students.

Improving and Better Engaging the Millennial Student Through Simulation

This webinar will help you learn how to integrate simulation into your classroom and create a safe and collaborative environment when teaching millennial-aged students.

QSEN and Simulation: Two Great Tastes that Go Great Together

The Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) project consists of six competencies. Dr. Tim Bristol takes a closer look at each of these competencies through the lens of simulations to enhance lab-based learning.

Strategies for Integrating Simulation Into Your Curriculum

Shelia Searles has spent countless hours investigating how to use simulation to help her students thrive. In this complimentary download, she shares some of the ideas and strategies around simulation she’s learned throughout her academic career.

Deepen Students' Understanding of Clinical Practice with Use of Debriefing

Debriefing is a means of “assisting the learner in analyzing, interpreting and assimilating events in an attempt to bridge the gap between merely experiencing a situation and actually making sense of what happened.” In short, debriefing involves a retrospective assessment and interactive discussion regarding the students’ performance after clinical events occur. The goal of these conversations is to explore actions and thought processes through active reflection to improve future performance.

The State of Simulation in Nursing Education

Simulations continue to increase in popularity in nursing education. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) conducted a simulation study that determined simulations could be used for up to 50% of traditional clinical hours across the curriculum. Dr. Susy Sportsman discusses this study and the national guidelines to ensure evidence-based simulation.