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Simulation in Nursing Education-International Perspectives and Contemporary Scope of Practice

Huseb�, Sissel Eikeland; Kelly, Michelle A.; Berragan, Elizabeth; Husebo, S; Orr, Fiona

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Sissel Eikeland Huseb�

Michelle A. Kelly

Elizabeth Berragan

S Husebo

Fiona Orr


© 2016 Sigma Theta Tau International. Purpose: This article provides insights and perspectives from four experienced educators about their approaches to developing, delivering, and evaluating impactful simulation learning experiences for undergraduate nurses. A case study format has been used to illustrate the commonalities and differences of where simulation has been positioned within curricula, with examples of specialized clinical domains and others with a more generic focus. The importance of pedagogy in developing and delivering simulations is highlighted in each case study. A range of learning theories appropriate for healthcare simulations are a reminder of the commonalities across theories and that no one theory can account for the engaging and impactful learning that simulation elicits. Clinical Relevance: Creating meaningful and robust learning experiences through simulation can benefit students' performance in subsequent clinical practice. The ability to rehearse particular clinical scenarios, which may be difficult to otherwise achieve, assists students in anticipating likely patient trajectories and understanding how to respond to patients, relatives, and others in the healthcare team.


Husebø, S. E., Kelly, M. A., Berragan, E., Husebo, S., & Orr, F. (2016). Simulation in Nursing Education-International Perspectives and Contemporary Scope of Practice. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 48(3), 312-321.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 27, 2016
Publication Date May 1, 2016
Deposit Date Jun 1, 2016
Publicly Available Date Apr 8, 2017
Journal Journal of Nursing Scholarship
Print ISSN 1527-6546
Electronic ISSN 1547-5069
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 48
Issue 3
Pages 312-321
Keywords holistic practice, medical surgical, mental
health, pedagogy, simulation, undergraduate
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Additional Information Additional Information : This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Kelly, M., Berragan, E., Husebo, S. and Orr, F. (2016) Simulation in nursing education — International perspectives and contemporary scope of practice. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 48 (3). pp. 312-321, which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.


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