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.

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.