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September 12, 2023

Can Concept Mapping Improve Healthcare Simulation Learning?

Concept mapping in healthcare simulation can be beneficial to guide the participants on their learning journey. Some studies indicate that the use of concept maps before simulation participation improved the recognition of issues. Still, there were no significant improvements in the interpretation, response to, or reflection on the issue. Other studies state concept maps help [...]

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July 17, 2023

To ChatGPT or Not in Nursing Simulation

With the evolution of technology and reported success of ChatGPT, the question is should ChatGPT be used or not in nursing simulation to develop scenarios. High-quality nursing simulation depends on evidence-based research and scenarios go through the peer-review process to maintain high levels of rigor. Research, vetting, and peer review are time-consuming. A busy sim [...]

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February 14, 2023

Virtual Simulation Helps Prepare Nursing Students for NextGen NCLEX

Virtual simulation is not a new concept. However, during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, nursing schools were forced to either close their doors or offer a fully online curriculum. During this time, classroom learning segued more easily to the virtual world than the skills lab and healthcare simulation did. This was a [...]

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December 2, 2022

Healthcare Simulation Scenarios: Why Preparation is Essential for Learners

Before a healthcare simulation experience, learners may ask, “What are we doing today?” The unknown, coupled with the desire to succeed, may cause stress or anxiety among these learners. Additionally, the use of simulators can be overwhelming to those who are unfamiliar with healthcare simulation technologies and how they work – putting them at an [...]

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