Immerse Yourself
in Clinical Simulations







Boost your skills competency and enhance your critical thinking and clinical judgment with realistic, hands-on clinical simulation products from Elsevier. 



Real-World Clinical Experience

Clinical simulations allow you to practice providing care to virtual patients in a safe, controlled learning environment.

Clinical Judgment

Realistic, unfolding clinical scenarios challenge you to use your critical thinking and clinical judgment skills to solve problems and address unexpected events.

Soft Skills

Interactions with virtual patients and their families help strengthen your interpersonal and therapeutic communication skills.

Dive into a Virtual Reality

Elsevier’s Simulation Learning System (SLS) with Virtual Reality (VR) leverages cutting-edge virtual reality technology to provide you with experiential, simulated clinical encounters. From the moment you slip on the VR headset, you are transported to a virtual clinical environment that challenges you to make decisions in real-time that have direct patient implicationand mirror the fast-paced, ever-changing nature of real-world nursing care. 

Fine Tune Your Patient Communication Skills

Learn how to communicate more effectively and confidently in the clinical setting with Shadow Health®. Using the patented conversation engine in their screen-based, unfolding Digital Clinical Experiences, you’ll engage in meaningful interactions with digital patients, applying clinical judgment to determine the right questions to ask to dig deeper, discern next steps, and deliver sound therapeutic communication.   

Master the Electronic Health Record (EHR)

Simulating the software used in hospitals and care settings nationwide, SimChart® is ainteractive, web-based EHR system that allows you to practice electronic charting in a safe, controlled environment. Realistic assignments and unfolding clinical scenarios require you to document care, make clinical judgments, and respond to charting in the EHR, ensuring you develop the electronic documentation skills needed to succeed in today’s digital healthcare environment. 

On-Demand Training


  • How do I get access to any of these simulations?
    Our simulations are sold as an access code that unlocks online content. You can purchase these codes if they are required by your instructor from your participating campus bookstore or online retailer. After you've purchased your code, but before you can redeem it, you'll need to find out a few key pieces of information from your instructor.
    • First, go to, log in to your student account.
    • If you do not have an Evolve account, create one using the email address used by your LMS provider.
    • If your instructor enrolled you in their digital course themselves, they will provide you with a course URL to redeem your code.
    • If you need to "self-enroll" on Evolve, you'll need the instructor's "course id#," so you can be linked up properly to his or her course.
    • For further assistance visit:
  • What do I do if I'm stuck and need more help?
    You can learn more about redeeming an access code for SLS on the Simulation page of this site. Or, please visit our online technical support center at Technical Support Center to access self-service options, chat with a live representative, or call us at 1-800-222-9570.
  • What is Elsevier’s Simulation Learning System (SLS) for RN with VR?
    By partnering with SimX, an industry-leading virtual reality company, Elsevier’s new nursing solution will change the way you learn, and ensure you are ready for practice. With more than 100 unique scenarios, our Virtual Reality (VR) Simulation Learning System (SLS) offers an exciting opportunity for clinical experience in a realistic, immersive, and safe virtual reality environment, without the need for additional space, expensive manikins, or large sim labs! SLS simulations are meant to be facilitated in a simulation lab or in virtual reality, led by your instructor. Simulation content may be hidden in your SLS with VR course until your instructor assigns it to you.
  • What is Elsevier’s Simulation Learning System (SLS)?
    Simulation Learning System or SLS integrates simulation technology into your course by providing realistic scenarios and supportive learning resources that correspond to many different Elsevier textbooks. Simulation with the SLS is a complete learning experience that bridges the gap between lecture and clinical to prepare you for the real world.
  • What is Shadow Health®?
    Shadow Health® is a realistic screen-based simulation that allows you to practice the skills you need to care for your patients in a safe and standardized environment. You will engage with Digital Standardized Patients™ using a state-of-the-art conversation engine and interactive 3D imagery to perform assessments, practice documentation, and demonstrate critical thinking.
  • What is SimChart®?
    SimChart® is a simulated Electronic Health Record system specifically developed to teach the skill of electronic documentation. As Electronic Health Records become mandatory in hospitals, clinics, and private practices, it is essential that you graduate with this core competency. By learning to document in SimChart®, you'll have the foundation you need to be successful in today's modern healthcare environment.