Using simulated clinical scenarios to evaluate student performance

Nurse Educ. 2011 May-Jun;36(3):128-34. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0b013e318216120b.


Given the high financial investment that nursing education programs make to incorporate high-fidelity simulation training, it is important to evaluate its usefulness in student learning and evaluation. Faculty developed an evaluation tool for simulated clinical scenarios, using both high- and low-fidelity modalities that delineated components and their relative weights, adapted to match the changing expectations for evolving novices. The authors discuss scoring, debriefing, and remediation.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cell- and Tissue-Based Therapy / methods*
  • Heart Diseases / etiology
  • Heart Diseases / prevention & control
  • Heart Failure / etiology
  • Heart Failure / prevention & control
  • Heart Valves / pathology
  • Humans
  • Myocardium / cytology*
  • Myocytes, Cardiac*
  • Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Tissue Engineering / methods*