Amy Denneau

Date of Award


Document Type

Evidence Based Nursing Education Project

Degree Name

Master Of Science In Nursing

Colleges & School

Ruth S. Coleman College Of Nursing And Health Sciences

First Advisor

Christine Miller, PhD, RN

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Nurses--Education; Educational technology; Simulated patients


Purpose: The purpose of this paper was to investigate the effects of simulation on undergraduate nursing education. Design and Methods: An integrated review of current literature was completed using the Cumulative Index to Nursing, Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), and Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) with full text to identify studies that used simulation successfully in their nursing curriculum. Findings and Conclusions: 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 education needs to improve its instructional methods to fully prepare students for work. Simulation is an expensive but effective teaching tool. Future research on simulation should focus on larger, more diverse samples.


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