Human Simulation in Nursing Education

Annu Rev Nurs Res. 2020 Dec 1;39(1):53-79. doi: 10.1891/0739-6686.39.53.


Although, human simulation methodology has its origins in medical education, nursing education has increased its use of simulated patient (SP) methodology to improve the education of nursing students across the curricula. This chapter will review the history of human simulation, introduce the human simulation continuum, and review different applications of SP methodology in undergraduate and graduate nursing education.