PROFESSION AND SOCIETY
Successful Techniques for Using Human Patient Simulation in Nursing Education
Article first published online: 25 JUL 2011
© 2011 Sigma Theta Tau International
Journal of Nursing Scholarship
Volume 43, Issue 3, pages 311–317, September 2011
How to Cite
Brewer, E. P. (2011), Successful Techniques for Using Human Patient Simulation in Nursing Education. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 43: 311–317. doi: 10.1111/j.1547-5069.2011.01405.x
- Issue published online: 26 AUG 2011
- Article first published online: 25 JUL 2011
- Accepted March 23, 2011
- Human patient simulation;
- nursing education;
Purpose: The purpose of this paper was to explore techniques used successfully for human simulation exercises in nursing education.
Design and Methods: An integrated review of current literature was completed using the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) with Full Text and PubMed databases to identify studies that used simulation successfully in nursing curriculum.
Findings and Conclusions: Human patient simulation can be used successfully as an instructional method in nursing education. While no single process was proven to be superior, there are techniques which have been used effectively.
Clinical Relevance: Nursing educators are challenged with discovering ways to facilitate the education of their students. Human patient simulation can be a valuable tool. More research is needed to fully develop this promising educational avenue.