Developing Simulations

  • Vicki Moran
  • Rita Wunderlich
  • Cynthia Rubbelke


Simulation design templates are available from the National League for Nursing and other organizations. Designing a simulation is a lengthy process that begins with determining course learning outcomes and the level of the learner. The storyboard provides detailed information about the simulator, the environment and the intended learners roles. Debriefing is a critical element of simulation and is considered in the design stage. Evaluation methods are also outlined in the design stage.


Design Standards Learning outcomes Needs assessment Script/scenario Fidelity Moulage Props Debriefing Evaluation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vicki Moran
    • 1
  • Rita Wunderlich
    • 2
  • Cynthia Rubbelke
    • 1
  1. 1.School of NursingSaint Louis UniversitySaint LouisUSA
  2. 2.McAuley School of NursingMaryville University McAuley School of NursingSaint LouisUSA

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