High-Fidelity Simulations

Shadow Health provides a safe, standardized environment for graduate nursing students to develop their diagnostic reasoning skills through realistic interactions with Digital Standardized Patients™.

Elsevier offers 8 graduate collections designed to meet your course objectives and prepare your students to be effective healthcare providers.

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Digital Clinical Experiences™ for Graduate Nursing Students

Students deepen their understanding of the pathophysiologic basis of disease process. 


  • Cells, Genes, Tissues, and Common Alterations 
  • The Nervous System and Common Alterations 
  • The Pulmonary System and Common Alterations 
  • The Cardiovascular System and Common Alterations 
  • The Gastrointestinal System and Common Alterations 
  • The Endocrine System and Common Alterations 
  • The Renal and Urologic Systems and Common Alterations 
  • The Hematologic System and Common Alterations 

Students expand skills to gather and synthesize data across the lifespan in a systematic manner for the diagnostic process. 


  • Single System Exams with Tina Jones: (Health History; HEENT; Respiratory; Cardiovascular; Abdominal; Musculoskeletal; Neurological; Skin, Hair, Nails; Discharge)
  • Comprehensive Assessment (Tina Jones) 
  • Focused Exam: Cough (Danny Rivera) 
  • Focused Exam: Chest Pain (Brian Foster) 
  • Focused Exam: Abdominal Pain (Esther Park) 

Concept Labs 

  • Conversation Concept Lab (Rachel Adler) 
  • Respiratory Concept Lab 
  • Cardiovascular Concept Lab 
  • Abdominal Concept Lab 

Students practice selecting and safely prescribing medications. 


Focused Exams 

  • Pediatric GAS Pharyngitis (Sophia Haddad) 
  • UTI with Antibiotic Sensitivity (Makayla Henderson) 
  • Community-Acquired Pneumonia (Anita Douglas) 
  • COPD (Debbie O’Connor) 
  • Hypertension and Type 2 Diabetes (Arun Patel) 
  • Pain Management (Tanner Bailey) 

Mechanism of Action Concept Labs 

  • Anti-Asthmatics 
  • Antihypertensives 
  • Antidiabetics 
  • Analgesics 
  • Anti-Infectives 

Students synthesize data to determine differential diagnoses.


Medical Decision Making 

  • Introduction to Advanced Diagnostics (Tanner Bailey) 
  • Conditions of the Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Systems (Tina Jones) 
  • Conditions of the Cardiovascular System (Brian Foster) 
  • Conditions of the Hematologic System (Anita Douglas) 
  • Conditions of the Musculoskeletal and Neurovascular Systems (Chelsea Warren) 

Students synthesize data from the patient exam to determine a diagnosis and treatment plan for adults.


  • Well Visit: New Patient (Xavier Daniels) 
  • Sick Visit: Integumentary (Felipe Barbosa) 
  • Follow-Up Sick Visit: Musculoskeletal (Shoshanna Tillman) 
  • Sick Visit: Management of Endocrine Conditions (Maureen Hopkins) 
  • Telehealth Follow-Up Sick Visit: Management of Cardiovascular Conditions (Liam Fitzgerald) 

Students synthesize data from the patient exam to determine a diagnosis and treatment plan for children and adolescents. 


  • Infant Well Visit (Zachary LaFontaine) 
  • Adolescent Sports Evaluation (Samantha Monroe) 
  • Telehealth Toddler Sick Visit: Gastrointestinal (Zachary LaFontaine) 
  • Preschooler Sick Visit: Ear Pain (Maya Parker) 
  • School Age Sick Visit: Dermatology (Noah Caputo) 

Students synthesize assessment data, including reproductive health exams, to determine a diagnosis and treatment plan for patients.


  • Problem Visit: Contraceptive Care (Jasmine Santos) 
  • Sick Visit: Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (Dominque Washington) 
  • Well-Woman Exam (Melanie Bishop) 
  • Problem Visit: Menopause (Nicole Diaz) 
  • Sick Visit: Pregnancy Complication (Rochelle Joseph) 

Students synthesize data from the patient exam to determine a diagnosis and treatment plan for patients with mental health conditions. 


  • Follow Up Visit: ADHD (Sebastian Stavros) 
  • Acute Visit: Fatigue (Naomi Adebayo) 
  • Acute Visit: Stress (Veronica Woods) 
  • Follow Up Visit: Sleep Disturbance (Lupe Sosa) 
  • Acute Visit: Pain Management (Dale Burnham)