Current use and opinions regarding human patient simulators in nursing education: an international survey

Nurs Educ Perspect. 2004 Sep-Oct;25(5):244-8.


The human patient simulator (HPS) has recently been introduced as an adjunct technology in nursing education. An international survey of nursing schools and simulation centers that collaborate with nursing schools and have purchased a Medical Education Technologies, Inc. (METI) HPS was undertaken in 2002. Thirty-four schools of nursing (18 based in universities and 16 based in community colleges) and six simulation centers participated in the survey. Information gathered from the survey and reported on in this article includes curricular use, faculty time and use, student opinions, evaluation, and other uses of the HPS, specifically in research and continuing education. The results provide a foundation for early use of the HPS in nursing education at all levels.

Publication types

  • Multicenter Study

MeSH terms

  • Attitude
  • Curriculum
  • Education, Nursing*
  • Faculty, Nursing
  • Humans
  • Manikins*
  • Nursing Education Research
  • Students, Nursing