Resources For Simulation


• The International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL)

• Clinical Simulation in Learning (Journal)

• The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH)

• National League for Nursing (NLN)

• SIRC - NLN Simulation Innovation Resource Center

• QSEN - Quality & Safety Education for Nurses (KSAs)

• ASPE – Association of Standardized Patient Educators

• American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

• The Joint Commission (TJC)

• Institute of Medicine (IOM)

• National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)

• Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

• Kansas State Board of Nursing website developed to disseminate peer-reviewed scenarios for nursing use

• National League for Nursing developed this website to house up-to-date information related to simulation, as well as modules designed to teach various concepts related to simulation

• CAE/METI: Human Patient Simulation Network (HPSN)

• Laerdal: Simulation User Network (SUN)

• Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine (SESAM)

• Australia Society for Simulation in Healthcare (ASSH)

• International Pediatric Simulation Society (IPSS)


• Ulrich, B. & Mancini, B. (2014). Mastering simulation: A handbook for success. Indianapolis, IN: Sigma Theta Tau International.

• Levine, A. I., DeMaria Jr, S., Schwartz, A. D., & Sim, A. J. (2013). The comprehensive textbook of healthcare simulations. New York: Springer.

• Jeffries, P. R. (2012). Simulation in nursing education: From conceptualization to evaluation (2nd Ed). New York: National League for Nursing.

• Campbell, S. H., & Daley, K. (2009). Simulation scenarios for nurse educators: Making it real. New York: Springer Publishing Company.

• Nehring, W. M., & Lashley, F. R. (2009). High-fidelity patient simulation in nursing education. Boston: Jones & Bartlett Publishers.

• Riley, R. (2008). A manual of simulation in healthcare. New York: Oxford University Press.

• Jeffries, P. R. (2007). Simulation in nursing education: From conceptualization to evaluation. New York: National League for Nursing.

On-Line Certificate Courses

• Bryan College of Health Sciences, Certificate in Simulation Education

• Robert Morris University, Leadership in Simulation Instruction and Management Certificate

• Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, Teaching and Learning Certificate

Immersion Courses

• Drexel University:

• Indiana University:

• Harvard Center for Medical Simulation:

• The Gordon Center/WISER:

• Oregon Health and Sciences University:


• Standards of Best Practice: Simulation. Free download available through the official journal of INACSL: Clinical Simulation in Nursing

• Interprofessional Education Core Competencies:

• Adamson, K. A., Kardong-Edgren, S., & Willhaus, J. (2012). An updated review of published simulation evaluation instruments. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 9(9), 393-400.

• Kardong-Edgren, S., Adamson, K. A., & Fitzgerald, C. (2010). A review of currently published evaluation instruments for human patient simulation. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 6(1), e25-e35. doi:10.1016/j.ecns.2009.08.004


• Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE)

• Society for Simulation in Healthcare


Last Updated: Oct. 21, 2013

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