The Changing Landscape of Simulation-Based Education

Catherine Jean Morse, Mary Fey, Suzie Kardong-Edgren, Ann Mullen, Melanie Barlow, Stephanie Barwick

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Once considered solely as an educational tool in undergraduate education, simulation-based education (SBE) now has many uses. SBE is now embedded in both graduate and undergraduate nursing education programs and has become increasingly accepted practice in hospital orientation and transition-to-practice programs. Newer applications include ongoing professional education, just-in-time training, teamwork development, and systems testing. This article highlights the changing landscape of SBE and describes elements critical to its successful use, including facilitator competencies, the necessity of providing a psychologically safe environment to enable learning, and the importance of addressing other safety concerns, such as the possibility of accidentally introducing simulated equipment and medications into real patient care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-48
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Nursing
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2019
Externally publishedYes


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